Ford Escort Manual

Rear roadspring (Van models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering / Rear roadspring (Van models) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 To remove the single leaf type rear roadspring from the Van, raise the rear of the vehicle and support it securely under the body members (see УJacking and Vehicle SupportФ).

Support the axle tube using a jack or stands.

2 Unscrew the spring U-bolt nuts and withdraw the bump rubber plate complete with shock absorber lower attachment (see illustration).

14.2 Rear roadspring U-bolt nuts (arrowed) - Van models
14.2 Rear roadspring U-bolt nuts (arrowed) - Van models

3 Disconnect the shackle from the rear end of the roadspring and pull the spring downward.

4 Unscrew and remove the spring front eye bolt and nut (see illustration).

14.4 Rear roadspring front eye bolt - Van models
14.4 Rear roadspring front eye bolt - Van models

A Pivot bolt
B Mounting bracket
C Spring eye

5 Remove the spring from under the vehicle.

Refitting
6 Refit by reversing the removal operations, but do not tighten the nuts to the specified torque until the weight of the vehicle has been lowered onto the wheels.

7 On completion adjust the braking system light laden valve as described in Chapter 9.


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