Guidance on repair and maintenance of car Rover 214 (1989-1996), Rover 414 (1990-1995).
Rover 214 1989-1996 Rover 414, 1990-1995-repair, maintenance and operation of the vehicle.
Guide to car repair and maintenance (Haynes) Rover 214 car hatchback (from October 1989 to March 1996 year of production) with a 1.4-litre engine. (1397cc) 8 valve and 16 valve K-series car and Rover 414 sedan (from March 1990 to 1995 model year).
The Rover 214 414 Saloon and Hatchback models covered in this Manual are a muchdeveloped
version of the original 213 and 216 models first launched in 1984. The five-door model 214 was the first to be introduced in October 1989 and was closely followed by the 414 model introduced in March 1990. The 214 model range was further updated in September 1990 when a three-door variant was introduced.
All models are fitted with the new 1.4 litre K series engine. The 214 S model (first introduced in September 1990) has an eightvalve single overhead camshaft version of the engine, which is fed by an SU carburettor KIF. All other 214 and 414 models are equipped with a sixteen-valve double overhead
the version of the engine camshaft which is controlled by a Rover/Motorola Modular Engine Management System (MEMS) with either single-point fuel injection (SPi) or multipoint fuel injection (MPi). All versions of the engine are able to accept a full range of emission control systems, up to and including a three-way catalytic converter well-regulated. The five-speed transmission, which is a joint development by Rover and Peugeot engineers, is of Peugeot design and mass-produced by the Rover. The transmission is fitted to the lefthand end of the engine. The complete engine/transmission unit is mounted transversely across the front of the car and drives the front wheels through unequallength driveshafts.
The front suspension incorporates MacPherson struts and the rear is of the double wishbone type.
Braking is by discs at the front and drums at the rear, with a dual-circuit hydraulic system. On all models in the range, an Antilock Braking System (ABS) was offered as an optional extra. If ABS is fitted, then braking is by discs both at the front and rear.