Ford Sierra

1982-1993 of release

Repair and car operation

Ford Siyerra
+ 1.2. Car identification
+ 2. Maintenance
- 3. General data
   + 3.1. Cars with petrol engines
   - 3.2. Cars with diesel engines
      - 3.2.1. Changes in a car design from 1988 to 1993. Dm3 engine 2,3
         + Dm3 engine 1,8
         + Fuel system
         + The repair which is not demanding removal of the engine Removal and engine installation Engine dismantling Check of details Check of gaps of a cranked shaft and rods Engine assembly Greasing system Cooling system Coupling Mechanical five-speed transmission of MT 75 type Power shaft and back bridge Steering system Forward suspension bracket Brake system Electric equipment General data
+ 4. Engines
+ 5. Coupling
+ 6. Transmissions
+ 7. Driveshaft and back bridge
+ 8. Steering
+ 9. Suspension brackets
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment Brake system



Brake shoes

Since August, 1988 (a code of date of manufacturing of "JE") in Ford Sierra cars with diesel engines the material of brake shoes is changed. Besides, the thickness of a flange of a disk of a brake is increased with 7 to 8,5 mm, and thickness of a flange of a rotary fist with 8 to 9 mm.

Installation of disks of forward brakes of new type in rotary fists of old type

Surely it is necessary to check length of hairpins of fastening of a wheel. If it makes 36,5 mm, it is necessary to replace them with hairpins in length of 40 mm (nuts of fastening of a wheel should be established on the corresponding length of a carving) surely.


Check of biyeniye (measurement by the indicator of hour type)

Maximum palpation of a rotary fist: 0,08 mm.

Maximum disk palpation: 0,08 mm.


Vacuum pump

Since 1987 Ford Sierra cars with diesel engines are equipped with the vacuum pump of new type established on a former arm. It cannot be rejected at adjustment of a tension of a driving belt.

Installation of a driving belt of the vacuum pump

1. To weaken bolts of fastening of the vacuum pump to an arm and bolts of a bracket of the arm, fixing it to the engine.
2. To take from an arm a bolt of fastening and to move the vacuum pump.
3. To remove a driving belt of the pump.
4. To establish a new belt. To insert the taken bolt and to tighten all bolts of fastening of the vacuum pump.

Brake hoses

In a holding time of brake system it is necessary to check a condition of brake hoses (on all length).


When lifting car from below suspension bracket elements excessively fall that causes wrest of elastic brake hoses from fastenings. Brake hoses it is necessary to check and establish carefully them on fastening places.


Since February, 1988 (a code of date of manufacturing of "JR") the wire of weight of the pump of ABS system is connected directly to the negative plug of the accumulator.

Other information concerning a technical characteristics, adjustment and repair of brake system, is provided in section 10.