Suspension and steering

The front suspension is of independent MacPherson strut type incorporating coil springs and integral telescopic shock absorbers. The lower end of each strut is attached to a hub carrier, which carries the wheel hub and bearings, and the brake assembly. The lower end of each hub carrier is attached to a suspension lower arm by a sealed balljoint. The inboard ends of the lower arms are attached to the front suspension crossmember and the lower arms thus provide lateral location for the strut assemblies. The upper end of each strut is bolted to a suspension turret on the vehicle body. An anti-roll bar is mounted to the rear of the lower arms, and resists the roll tendency of the front suspension.

See also:

Crankshaft and main bearings - removal and refitting
Removal 1 With the engine removed from the vehicle, remove the timing belt, crankshaft sprocket, auxiliary shaft sprocket and the flywheel/driveplate. 2 Remove the pistons and connecting rods. If ...

Headlamp unit - removal and refitting
1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Remove the radiator grille panel. Models up to 1987 3 Disconnect the headlamp wiring plug(s) see illustration). 41.3 Disconnect the headlamp wiring plu ...

Brake fluid pipes and hoses - removal and refitting
Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1. Removal 1 To remove a flexible hose, always free it from any mounting bracket(s) first by prising out the U-shaped retaining clip, and then using ...