Ford Sierra Manual

Engine/manual gearbox assembly - reconnection and refitting
SOHC engines / Engine/manual gearbox assembly - reconnection and refitting


1 Reverse the procedure described in Section 11, noting the following points.

2 Before attempting to reconnect the engine to the gearbox, check that the clutch friction disc is centralised. This is to ensure that the gearbox input shaft splines will pass through the splines in the centre of the friction disc.

3 Check that the clutch release arm and bearing are correctly fitted, and lightly grease the input shaft splines.

4 Check that the engine adapter plate is correctly positioned on its locating dowels.

5 Refit the propeller shaft.

6 Refit the exhaust system.

7 Reconnect the clutch cable to the release arm, ensuring that it is routed as noted during removal.

8 Fill the engine with the correct grade and quantity of oil.

9 Fill the cooling system.

10 Check and if necessary top-up the gearbox oil level.

11 Check and if necessary adjust the tension of the alternator and where applicable the power steering pump drivebelt(s).

12 Adjust the throttle cable.


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