Opel Astra, Zafira

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



Opel Astra
+ Opel Astra and Zafira Cars
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
- Coupling and power shafts
   Specifications
   + Coupling
   - Power shafts
      Power shafts - the general information
      Removal and installation of power shafts
      Check of a condition and replacement of hinges of equal angular speeds (CV JOINT)
      Replacement of protective covers CV JOINT
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment




Power shafts

Power shafts - the general information

From lateral gear wheels of differential the torque developed by the engine is transferred to forward (leading) wheels by means of two power shafts of unequal length.

Each shaft is equipped with the internal and external hinge of equal angular speeds (CV JOINT). On models since 2000 of release power shafts with internal CV JOINTS of tripodny type are established. Pins of external hinges are supplied with the shlitsa providing a joint coupling with wheel naves. From the outer side of naves of a pin of hinges are fixed by big stupichny nuts. Internal hinges also шлицов are entered by means into sliding connection with lateral gear wheels of differential and are fixed by means of lock rings. The right power shaft is equipped with a damper of the krutilny fluctuations, allowing substantially to lower level of vibrations at car movement.