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Rear suspension crossmember (Estate models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Rear suspension crossmember (Estate models) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support on axles stands. Remove both rear wheels. Make sure that the vehicle is supported high enough for the crossmember to be removed.

2 Disconnect the handbrake rear cables from the front primary cable, as described in Chapter 9.

3 Where applicable, remove the ABS wheel sensors from the rear knuckles, and disconnect the wiring leads from the clips as described in Chapter 9.

4 Disconnect the flexible brake hoses from the brackets on both sides of the crossmember, as described in Chapter 9.

5 Working on each side of the vehicle, unbolt the tie-bar brackets from the underbody.

6 Support the rear suspension crossmember on a trolley jack.

7 Unscrew the mounting bolts, and lower the crossmember to the ground (see illustrations).

26.7A Rear suspension crossmember rear mounting bolt
26.7A Rear suspension crossmember rear mounting bolt

26.7B Rear suspension crossmember front mounting bolt
26.7B Rear suspension crossmember front mounting bolt

8 If necessary, remove the suspension components from the crossmember as described in the appropriate Sections of this Chapter.

Refitting
9 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure, noting the following points: (a) When raising the crossmember, note that guide pins are provided to ensure correct alignment (see illustration).

26.9 Guide pin (arrowed) for correct alignment of the rear crossmember
26.9 Guide pin (arrowed) for correct alignment of the rear crossmember

(b) Delay fully tightening the suspension mounting bolts until the weight of the vehicle is on the rear suspension.

(c) Tighten all bolts to the specified torque.

(d) Bleed the brake hydraulic system as described in Chapter 9.

(e) Check, and if necessary adjust, the rear wheel toe setting as described in Section 36.


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