Steering wheel - centralising
1 This operation is for correcting small errors in steering wheel centralisation - up to 60º.
For larger errors, remove the steering wheel and make a rough correction by repositioning the wheel on refitting.
2 Drive the vehicle in a straight line on a level surface. Note the angle by which the steering wheel deviates from the desired straight-ahead position.
3 Raise the front of the vehicle by driving it onto ramps, or with a jack and axle stands.
4 Slacken both tie-rod end locknuts. Also slacken the steering rack bellows outer clips.
5 Make alignment marks between each tie-rod end and its rod, so that the amount of rotation applied can be accurately determined see illustration).
23.5 Make alignment marks (arrowed) between each tie-rod end and its rod when centralising the steering wheel
6 Turn both tie-rods in the same direction to correct the steering wheel position. As a rough guide, 19º of tie-rod rotation will change the steering wheel position by 1º. To correct a clockwise error at the steering wheel, rotate both tie-rods anti-clockwise (when viewed from the left-hand side of the vehicle), and the reverse to correct an anticlockwise error. Both tie-rods must be rotated by the same amount.
7 Tighten the bellows clips and the tie-rod end locknuts when adjustment is correct.
Lower the vehicle.
Bonnet - removal and refitting
Removal 1 Support the bonnet in its open position, and place protective covers (old rags or cardboard) beneath the corners of the bonnet, and over the front wings to prevent damage to the paintwo ...
Fuel pressure regulator - removal and refitting
Note: Refer to the precautions at the end of Section 1 before proceeding. Removal 1 The fuel pressure regulator is only used on KE-Jetronic systems and is located behind the fuel distributor (see ...
Fuses, relays and circuit breakers - general information
Pre-1986 models 1 The fuses and most of the relays are located in a plastic box attached to the bulkhead on the driver’s side of the engine compartment. 2 The fuses are numbered to identify the ...