Routine maintenance and servicing

This Chapter is designed to help the home mechanic maintain his/her vehicle for safety, economy, long life and peak performance.

The Chapter contains a master maintenance schedule, followed by Sections dealing specifically with each task on the schedule. Visual checks, adjustments, component renewal and other helpful items are included. Refer to the accompanying illustrations of the engine compartment and the underside of the vehicle for the locations of the various components.

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Rear suspension front mounting (Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models) - renewal
1 Chock the front wheels, jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axle stands placed under the side members. 2 Unscrew and remove the three bolts securing the relevant front guide plate to ...

Rear wheel bearings - renewal
Saloon, Hatchback and Estate models With rear drum brakes Note: There are two types of bolts used to secure the rear hub carrier to the lower arm (see illustration). 14.1a Alternative types of ...

Expansion tank and coolant level sensor - removal and refitting
Removal 1 With the engine cold, slowly unscrew the expansion tank cap to release any remaining pressure from the cooling system. Remove the cap. 2 Place a suitable container beneath the expansio ...