General description

The body is of welded steel construction available in 3 or 5-door Hatchback, 3 or 5- door Estate, soft-top Cabriolet, or Van configurations.

The body is of monocoque construction and is of energy-absorbing design.

Rust and corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles and includes zinc phosphate dipping and wax injection of box sections and door interiors.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are left to your dealer.

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    Fuel injector - removal and refitting
    Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. New injector seals will be required on refitting. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 Remove the air cleane ...

    Front foglamps - removal and refitting
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. Models up to 1987 2 Remove the relevant front direction indicator lamp unit. 3 Release the retaining catch on the inside edge of the lamp, then withdraw th ...

    Door interior handle - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Remove the door inner trim panel. 2 Where necessary for improved access, peel back the waterproof plastic sheet from the door. 3 Remove the two securing screws in the case of models up ...