[xj40] Rear suspension Assembly

Im building a locost based on an xj40. Iv now go to the part of
removing the parts I need. I have a haynes manual but I want to
remove the rear suspension assembly as one. I know on older models
you could just remove is as one but the haynes manual doesn’t cover
this. If you can do it, how?–
Speedyxjs
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In reply to a message from Speedyxjs sent Sat 11 Aug 2007:

Have you read Haynes Chapter 8, section 9 ‘differential
removal and fitting’?

That covers it in brief.

I did the job when I removed the entire rear suspension to
get the diff out for refurbishment - the only things left
attached to the car were the spring/shock struts and the
brake callipers (and they are then easily removed). A couple
of tips though. Instead of removing the handbrake cables
from the hubs, just disconnect at the ‘Y’ link and separate
the cables at the split coupler. Secondly, if you want to
re-use the ABS and speed sensors (the latter assuming that
the donor car is pre- '93), disconnect them from the
connectors in the trunk and feed the cables through the
grommets.

Finally, Haynes describes disconnecting the fuel lines /
fuel pump. That only applies to cars with the external pump

  • '90 and earlier.–
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Im building a locost based on an xj40. Iv now go to the part of
removing the parts I need. I have a haynes manual but I want to
remove the rear suspension assembly as one. I know on older models
you could just remove is as one but the haynes manual doesn’t cover
this. If you can do it, how?


Bryan N, '91 Sovereign 4.0 L, RHD
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Speedyxjs sent Sat 11 Aug 2007:

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I had already covered this
in an earlier post - see this from the XJ40 forum archives:-

http://forums.jag-lovers.org/avsn.php?1000184i71--
The original message included these comments:

this. If you can do it, how?


Bryan N, '91 Sovereign 4.0 L, RHD
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from Bryan N sent Sat 11 Aug 2007:

I’m in the middle of a diff replacement as well but I left the
spring/shock struts attached to the suspension when I lowered
everything down. Just removed a a few bolts at the upper spring
mounts at the body. No need to decompress the springs.–
atikovi
Suburban Washington DC, United States
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