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 These can then be drilled out or unscrewed and the spoiler or wheel arch deflector withdrawn.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.
Carburettors (all types) - dismantling and reassembly
1 A complete strip-down of a carburettor is unlikely to cure a fault which is not immediately obvious without introducing new problems. If persistent carburation problems are encountered, it is re ...
Tailgate (Hatchback and Estate models) - removal and refitting
Note: On Hatchback models made before 1990 with an integral heated rear window/radio aerial, note that the radio aerial lead is routed through different openings to that of other models in the rea ...
Fuel pump - testing
Caution: Refer to the precautions in Section 1 before proceeding. Mechanical pump 1 On SOHC engines, the fuel pump is located on the left-hand side of the cylinder block, next to the oil filter. ...