Rear suspension/final drive unit rear mounting (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) - renewal

Note: From May 1986, revised rear suspension/final drive unit rear mounting bolts have been used in production. Whenever the earlier type of bolts are removed, they should be discarded and the later type fitted. The earlier bolts are coloured blue, and the later type bolts are coloured gold.

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

2 Support the final drive unit with a jack, using an interposed block of wood to spread the load.

3 Unscrew and remove the four bolts securing the mounting to the underbody. Note the location and number of any shims which may be fitted.

4 Lower the final drive unit sufficiently to enable the mounting to be unbolted from the final drive unit rear cover (see illustration).

16.4 Rear suspension/final drive unit rear mounting-to-final drive unit rear
16.4 Rear suspension/final drive unit rear mounting-to-final drive unit rear cover bolts

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, with reference to the note at the beginning of this Section. Refit any shims in their original noted positions, and tighten all bolts to the specified torque.

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