Load apportioning valve P100 models) - removal and refitting

Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1.

Removal
1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”).

2 The load apportioning valve is located on the right-hand side of the vehicle underbody above the axle.

3 Remove the spring clip and clevis pin, and detach the spring from the valve operating lever (see illustration).

24.3 Remove the spring clip (arrowed) and clevis pin from the valve operating
24.3 Remove the spring clip (arrowed) and clevis pin from the valve operating lever

4 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.

5 Unscrew the three securing nuts and bolts from the valve mounting bracket, and remove the valve assembly (see illustration).

24.5 Load apportioning valve securing bolts (arrowed)
24.5 Load apportioning valve securing bolts (arrowed)

Refitting
6 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but note that the fluid inlet pipe from the master cylinder must be connected to the lower valve port, and the fluid outlet pipe to the rear brakes must be connected to the upper valve port.

7 On completion, bleed the rear hydraulic circuit and check the valve adjustment.

    See also:

    Rear suspension and axle assembly (P100 models) - removal and refitting
    Note: All self-locking nuts and spring washers must be renewed on reassembly. Removal 1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side me ...

    Cold start valve - removal and refitting
    Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. K-Jetronic system Removal 1 Disconnect the battery earth lead. 2 Detach the electrical wiring multi-plug from the valve ...

    Windscreen washers
    WARNING: Do not operate the washer for more than 10 seconds at a time, and never when the reservoir is empty. While the button at the end of the lever is pressed the washer will work in conjun ...