Rear suspension front mounting (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) - renewal

1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side members.

2 Unscrew and remove the three bolts securing the relevant front guide plate to the underbody and the suspension crossmember.

Where applicable, bend back the lockwasher tab(s) on the larger bolt.

3 Using a length of wood, lever the suspension crossmember downwards a few inches from the underbody, and insert the wood as a wedge.

4 Using a tool similar to the Ford special tool shown (see illustration), or a long bolt with nut, washers and a suitable metal tube, pull the mounting rubber from the crossmember.

15.4 Ford special tool 15-014 for removing rear suspension front mounting
15.4 Ford special tool 15-014 for removing rear suspension front mounting rubber

5 Lubricate the new mounting rubber with soapy water, and use the tool described in the previous paragraph to press the rubber into the crossmember.

6 Further refitting is a reversal of removal.

Where applicable, secure the larger front guide plate bolt by bending up the lockwasher tab(s).

    See also:

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