Opel Astra, Zafira

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Astra
+ Opel Astra and Zafira Cars
+ Operation manual
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
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+ engine Electric equipment
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
- Coupling and power shafts
   + 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
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Check of a condition and replacement of hinges of equal angular speeds (CV JOINT)


During test arrival by the platform limited in the sizes try to determine aurally a condition external the CV JOINT. The worn-out hinge during abrupt turns turn publishes a characteristic clicking — the turn more abruptly, the load of the hinge is more, and that clicks are more distinctly audible. The faulty hinge is subject to replacement.


  1. For an assessment of a condition of internal hinges cock the parking brake, поддомкратьте a front of the car and establish it on props. At the corresponding complete set remove protection of a case. Pull the internal hinge up-down, then grasp it one hand, and the second try to rotate a shaft in both parties. In case of identification a little appreciable люфта the hinge is subject in replacement.


On models of the last years of release internal hinges of tripodny type are used. Such hinges in an individual order on the market of spare parts are not delivered and in case of failure change assembled with shaft.


  1. Remove a power shaft (see. Removal and installation of power shafts).
  2. Release bandage tapes and shift a protective cover from the damaged hinge.
  1. By means of a screw-driver or flat-nose pliers for removal of lock rings, unclench a lock ring of fastening of the hinge.

    A — the Lock ring of fastening the CV JOINT
    B — Removal of a lock ring by means of special flat-nose pliers


  1. Heavy hammer with soft brisk bring down the hinge from a shaft.
  2. Establish in a flute of the new hinge a new lock ring. Plant the hinge on a shaft to a zashchelkivaniye of a lock ring in a reception flute.
  1. Fill the hinge greasing of demanded type.
  1. The remains of greasing squeeze out in a cover, pull it on the hinge and fix bandage tapes (see. Replacement of protective covers CV JOINT).
  2. Establish a shaft on the car (see. Removal and installation of power shafts).