Body exterior fittings - removal and refitting
Spoilers and wheel arch
1 The spoilers and wheel arch deflectors fitted to XR3, XR3i, Cabriolet and RS Turbo models are secured by screws, rivets and clips, or a combination of all three.
2 The screw and rivet fasteners are concealed under blanking plugs which are prised out to gain access to the screw or rivet as applicable (see illustrations). These can then be drilled out or unscrewed and the spoiler or wheel arch deflector withdrawn.
25.2a Front spoiler attachments - XR3 models
A Retaining screws B Retaining pegs
25.2b Front wheel arch extension attachments - RS Turbo models
A and B Rivets
D Screw cap
Refitting 3 Refitting is a reversal of removal.
Body adhesive emblems and
4 The radiator grille emblem, the front wing motif, the tailgate emblems and the body side mouldings are all of the self-adhesive type.
5 To remove these devices, it is recommended that a length of nylon cord is used to separate them from their mounting surfaces (see illustration).
25.5 Removing tailgate adhesive badge
Refitting 6 New emblems have adhesive already applied and a protective backing. Before sticking them into position, clean off all the old adhesive from the mounting surface of the vehicle.
Fuel system (1.6 and 1.8 litre (R6A type) CVH) - depressurisation
Remember to depressurise the fuel system before loosening any connections. Refer to the precautions in Section 1 before proceeding. The fuel system will remain pressurised after the engine is sw ...
Exhaust manifold - removal and refitting
Note: A new gasket will be required on refitting. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 On carburettor and CFI engine models remove the air cleaner as described in the appropriate Pa ...
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 ...