Opel Astra, Zafira

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



Opel Astra
+ Cars Opel Astra and Zafira
+ The operation manual
- Routine maintenance
   The routine maintenance schedule
   Specifications
   The general data on options and adjustments
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tyres and pressure of their rating, rotation of wheels
   Replacement of impellent oil and the oil filter
   Check of a condition and replacement of a belt of a drive of auxiliary units
   Removal of a sediment from the fuel filter of the diesel engine
   Check of a condition and replacement of the hoses located in an impellent compartment
   Check of a condition of components of system of cooling
   Check, service and gymnastics of the storage battery
   Check of a condition and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Survey of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive, check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts
   Check of brake system
   Electric equipment check
   The control of a condition of an anticorrosive covering of a body and the car bottom
   Greasing of locks, loops and emphasis
   Zeroing of the indicator of intervals of maintenance service
   Replacement of a filtering element of an air cleaner - diesel models of release on 09.2000
   Replacement салонного the filter
   Replacement of the fuel filter - diesel models of release on 09.2000
   Check of turns of idling and structure of the fulfilled gases
   Replacement of a filtering element of an air cleaner - all petrol models and diesel engines of release with 10.2000
   Replacement of the fuel filter - diesel models of release with 10.2000
   Replacement of spark plugs, check of condition ВВ of electroconducting
   Replacement of the fuel filter - petrol models
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ The power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment



Survey of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive, check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts

The condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive should be made regularly as their deterioration or damage can be at the bottom of reduction of service life of tyres, conduct to decrease in controllability of the car and increase of the expense of fuel. The detailed illustrative material is presented also in the Head the Suspension bracket and a steering.

Check of a condition of shock-absorbers

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Park the car on an equal horizontal platform, whenever possible with a firm covering. Firmly cock a lay brake and check up pressure of a rating of tyres.
  2. Press downwards one of car corners. At отпускании a corner the body should come back in a starting position, making no more than one-two fluctuations.
  3. Rocking of a body with high degree of probability testifies to deterioration or easing of the corresponding shock-absorber.
  4. Repeat procedure, serially passing to the remained corners of the car.
  5. Поддомкратьте the car also establish it on props.
  1. Attentively examine shock-absorbers on presence of signs of leaks of a liquid. Presence of a thin oil film should not cause anxiety. Without fail make sure that a leak source is the shock-absorber, in case of need make replacement of shock-absorbers in the complete set (forward and back).
  1. Check up reliability of fastening of shock-absorbers on the support. In case of revealing of defects replace shock-absorbers (also in the complete set).
  2. The description of procedure of replacement of shock-absorbers is resulted in the Head the Suspension bracket and a steering.

Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Visually check up components of a suspension bracket and a steering drive on presence of deformations and mechanical damages. Estimate a condition of sealing cuffs, protective covers and резинометаллических plugs, — try not to pass signs of development of leaks.




  1. Clear of dirt traces the bottom surface of a rotary fist, ask the assistant to grasp a bottom edge of a wheel and to pull it in a cross-section direction. Try to estimate visually люфт in spherical support of connection of a fist with a suspension bracket control lever. At presence люфта the worn out hinge is subject to replacement.
  1. Grasp forward and back edges of a wheel, then press on a first line and pull for the back. In case of revealing люфта in joints of components of a steering drive check up a condition of tips of steering draughts. Deterioration of external tips can be revealed visually, internal — to the touch through a protective cover of the steering mechanism (at wheel rocking). Pass to other board of the car and repeat procedure, having pulled an opposite wheel.
  1. More detailed information on a design of components of a suspension bracket is resulted in the Head the Suspension bracket and a steering.
  2. Having lowered the car on the earth, estimate size люфта a steering wheel. From under the car visually estimate inertness of operation of a steering drive at steering wheel rotation (the help of the assistant is required).

Check of a condition of wheel bearings

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Pull a forward wheel both hands at the top and bottom edges, — presence a little appreciable люфта testifies to easing / damage of the wheel bearing or suspension bracket components. Ask the assistant to squeeze out firmly a pedal of a foot brake and repeat check, — if люфт will disappear, or it will be reduced to a minimum level, hence, it is necessary to be engaged in the bearing, otherwise check up a condition of knots of a joint of components of a suspension bracket.
  2. Grasp forward and back edges of a wheel and repeat the check described above, — if at squeezing of a brake pedal люфт disappears, it is necessary to tighten or replace ступичный the bearing, otherwise check up a condition of components of a steering drive (Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and a steering drive, item 3 see above).

Check of a condition of protective covers of power shafts

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Established from both ends of each of power shafts the goffered rubber covers urged to protect hinges of equal angular speeds (SHRUS) from the destructions connected with hit in them of a dirt. Hit of oil and greasing on a surface of covers can lead to their premature destruction. It is expedient to wash out from time to time covers a solution of soap water. In view of constant выгибания at turns of wheels, covers of external SHRUS wear out faster and should be checked more often and more regularly.
  1. Attentively check up covers on presence of cuts, cracks and other damages, estimate reliability of fixing by their bandage tapes. In case of revealing of defects, or traces of leaks of greasing the damaged cover is subject to replacement (Coupling and power shafts see the Head).