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Rear suspension rear lower arm (Estate models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Rear suspension rear lower arm (Estate models) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Remove the rear suspension coil spring as described in Section 21.

2 The bolt securing the rear lower arm to the crossmember has an eccentric head and spacer, which are used to adjust the rear toe setting. Before removing this bolt, mark its position, using a scriber or similar sharp instrument through the aperture in the crossmember.

3 Unscrew and remove the bolt securing the rear lower arm to the crossmember. The bolt may be removed through the aperture in the crossmember. Recover the eccentric spacer (see illustration).

22.3 Bolts securing the rear lower arms to the crossmember - note the
22.3 Bolts securing the rear lower arms to the crossmember - note the eccentric spacers

4 Withdraw the rear lower arm from under the vehicle.

Refitting
5 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, but delay fully tightening the lower arm mounting bolts until the weight of the vehicle is on the rear suspension. Finally check, and if necessary adjust, the rear wheel toe setting as described in Section 36.


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