Deceleratio sensitive valve (all models with conventional braking system) - removal and refitting

Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1.

Removal
1 The deceleration sensitive valve is located on the left-hand side of the engine compartment (see illustrations).

23.1a Early type deceleration sensitive valve
23.1a Early type deceleration sensitive valve

 

23.1b Later type deceleration sensitive valve
23.1b Later type deceleration sensitive valve

 

2 Place a suitable container beneath the valve to catch spilt fluid, then unscrew the union nuts and disconnect the fluid pipes.

Plug the open ends of the pipes and valve to prevent fluid leakage and dirt ingress. If fluid is accidentally spilt on the paintwork, wash off immediately with cold water.

3 On early models, the valve is secured to the mounting bracket on the inner wing by a single bolt. Unscrew the bolt and remove the valve.

4 On later models, the valve is secured to the mounting bracket by a clip. Remove the clip and slide out the valve.

Refitting
5 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but note that the early type of valve must be fitted with the cover bolts facing forwards, and the later type of valve must be fitted with the smaller diameter stepped end facing forwards.

6 On completion, bleed the rear hydraulic circuit.

    See also:

    Underbonnet lamp - removal, refitting and bulb renewal
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. Removal and refitting 2 Detach the wiring connector at the left-hand bonnet hinge, and attach a length of string to the end of the wire running from the lam ...

    Manifolds, exhaust and emission control systems
    All models utilise a light alloy inlet manifold which on carburettor models is coolant heated to improve the atomisation of the fuel/air mixture. The exhaust manifold is of cast iron construction ...

    Power steering fluid check
    Power steering fluid check Switch off the engine. With the steering system at normal operating temperature, the fluid level should come up to the MAX mark. If it drops below the MIN mark, top u ...