Fuel system - depressurising

Warning: The fuel system will remain pressurised after the engine is switched off. Comply with relevant safety precautions during this operation and refer to the “Safety First” Section at the beginning of this manual before proceeding 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Position a suitable container beneath the fuel filter.

3 Cover the outlet union on the filter with a wad of absorbent cloth to minimise the risk of fuel spray, then slowly loosen the outlet union and allow the pressure to dissipate.

4 Tighten the union on completion unless the filter is to be renewed.

5 The system will remain depressurised until the fuel pump is primed prior to starting the engine. Remove the container and cloth on completion.

    See also:

    Door interior handle - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Remove the door inner trim panel. 2 Where necessary for improved access, peel back the waterproof plastic sheet from the door. 3 Remove the two securing screws in the case of models up ...

    Fuses and relays
    Fuses If electrical components in the vehicle are not working, a fuse may have blown. Blown fuses are identified by a broken wire within the fuse. Check the appropriate fuses before replacing an ...

    Rear tie-bar (Saloon and Estate models) - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Before attempting to remove a tie-bar, note the location of all washers and bushes. These control the rear wheel alignment and they must be returned to their original locations. 2 Raise ...