Engine electrical systems

The electrical system is of the 12 volt negative earth type, and consists of a 12 volt battery, alternator with integral voltage regulator, starter motor and related electrical accessories, components and wiring. The battery is of the low maintenance or maintenance-free “sealed for life” type and is charged by an alternator which is belt-driven from the crankshaft pulley. The starter motor is of the pre-engaged type, incorporating an integral solenoid. On starting the solenoid moves the drive pinion into engagement with the flywheel ring gear before the starter motor is energised. Once the engine has started, a one-way clutch prevents the motor armature being driven by the engine until the pinion disengages from the flywheel.

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Warm-up regulator - removal and refitting
Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. New banjo union sealing washers must be used on refitting. Removal 1 The warm-up regulator is only used on KJetronic sys ...

Radiator grille panel - removal and refitting
Models up to 1987 1 With the bonnet raised, remove the four grille panel securing screws from the top of the front panel. 2 Lift the grille panel from its lower mounting bushes, and withdraw it f ...

Parking brake
All vehicles WARNING: Vehicles with an automatic transmission should always be left with the selector lever in position P. • Press the foot brake pedal firmly. • Pull the parking brake lever up ...