Bodywork and fittings

General information

The model range includes 4-door Saloon, 3 and 5-door Hatchback, 5-door Estate, and 2- door Pick-up body styles.

Each body is of all-steel welded energyabsorbing monocoque construction, with a separate load-bearing rear chassis frame on P100 Pick-up models. Corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles, and includes zinc phosphate dipping of the body panels, and wax injection of box sections and doors.

All models have flush direct-glazed fixed glass panels, and integrated polycarbonate bumpers.

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

A wide range of interior equipment and trim options are available depending on model.

The procedures given in this Chapter apply to original equipment fitments, and do not cover after-market products.

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Major operations requiring engine removal
The following work can only be carried out after removal of the engine from the car: a) Crankshaft main bearings - renewal . b) Crankshaft - removal and refitting. c) Flywheel - removal and refitt ...

Weber 2V carburettor automatic choke unit - removal, checking and refitting
XR3 models Removal 1 Remove the air cleaner (Section 2). 2 Disconnect the electrical lead to the automatic choke. 3 Undo the three choke housing cover retaining screws, withdraw the cover and bi ...

Anti-theft alarm - location, removal and refitting
Note: The alarm system has a self-diagnosis function, which allows a Ford dealer to carry out fault diagnosis, using suitable specialist equipment. In the event of a problem with the alarm system, ...