Suspension and steering

The independent front suspension is of the MacPherson strut type, incorporating coil springs and integral telescopic shock absorbers. Lateral location of each strut assembly is by a forged or pressed steel lower suspension arm containing rubber inner mounting bushes and incorporating a balljoint at their outer ends.

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Cylinder head - removal and refitting (engine removed)
Note: Up to early 1984, splined type cylinder head bolts were used, and from early 1984, size T55 Torx bolts were used. Torx type bolts must always be renewed after slackening. The two types of bo ...

CFI unit (1.6 and 1.8 litre (R6A type) CVH) - removal and refitting
Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1 before proceeding. A new gasket must be used on refitting. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Remove the air cleaner assembly. 3 De ...

Handbrake cable - adjustment
Note: Where fitted, the adjuster locking pin must be renewed on completion of adjustment. Conventional braking system (except P100 models) 1 The handbrake cable is normally self-adjusting in use ...