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Rear anti-roll bar and links (Saloon/Hatchback models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Rear anti-roll bar and links (Saloon/Hatchback models) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands. Remove both rear wheels.

2 Unscrew the nuts securing the anti-roll bar links to the front lower arms on both sides.

Hold the upper part of the links with a spanner while loosening the nuts. Recover the rubber bushes (see illustrations).

13.2A Loosen the nut . . .
13.2A Loosen the nut . . .

13.2B . . . remove the nut and rubber bush . . .
13.2B . . . remove the nut and rubber bush . . .

13.2C . . . and remove the anti-roll bar link from the lower arm
13.2C . . . and remove the anti-roll bar link from the lower arm

3 Unscrew the bolts securing the anti-roll bar mounting clamps to the rear suspension crossmember, then unhook the clamps and withdraw the anti-roll bar from under the vehicle (see illustration).

13.3 Rear anti-roll bar mounting clamp
13.3 Rear anti-roll bar mounting clamp

4 Examine the rubber bushes for the mounting clamps and links, and if necessary renew them. The links are available individually.

Refitting
5 Locate the anti-roll bar on the rear crossmember, hook the mounting clamps in position, and insert the bolts. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque.

6 Locate the anti-roll bar links in the front lower arms on both sides, making sure that the rubber bushes are in position. Refit the nuts and tighten them to the specified torque.

7 Refit the rear wheels, and lower the vehicle to the ground.


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