Rear roadspring (Saloon and Estate models) - removal and refitting
1 Raise the rear of the car and support it on stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”).
Remove the roadwheel.
2 Support the suspension lower arm by placing a jack beneath the spring seating.
3 On models equipped with a rear anti-roll bar disconnect the bar from the shackles by levering them apart with a screwdriver (see illustration).
13.3 Anti-roll bar-to-lower arm shackle attachment (arrowed)
4 Undo the nut and remove the lower arm inboard pivot bolt (see illustration).
13.4 Lower arm inboard pivot nuts and bolts (arrowed) - Saloon and Estate models
5 Slowly lower the jack beneath the arm and remove the spring and insulator pad.
6 Refitting is the reverse sequence to removal. If applicable the plastic sleeved end of the coil spring must be at the upper end when fitted. Tighten all nuts and bolts to the specified torque with the car standing on its roadwheels.
Spark plug renewal (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)
1 The correct functioning of the spark plugs is vital for the correct running and efficiency of the engine. It is essential that the plugs fitted are appropriate for the engine. 2 Make sure that t ...
Tie-rod end - removal and refitting
Note: A balljoint separator tool will be required for this operation. Removal 1 Loosen the relevant front roadwheel nuts, apply the handbrake, jack up the front of the vehicle and support on axle ...
Oil filler cap cleaning - OHVand HCS engines (Every 6000 miles
or 6 months)
1 Simply pull the oil filler cap from the rocker cover and, where applicable, disconnect the hose(s) from the cap. 2 Inspect the filler cap, and if necessary clean the cap using clean petrol to re ...