Opel Astra, Zafira

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation



Opel Astra
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   Specifications
   Removal and installation of a rotary fist
   Check of a condition and replacement of stupichny assembly
   Removal and installation of a forward stretcher
   Removal, regenerative repair and installation of a rack of a forward suspension bracket
   Removal and installation of the forward stabilizer of cross-section stability
   Removal, regenerative repair and installation of the bottom lever of a forward suspension bracket
   Replacement of the bottom spherical support
   Removal and installation of back stupichny assembly
   Check of a condition and replacement of bearings of back wheels
   Removal, check of a condition and installation of the back shock-absorber
   Removal and installation of screw springs of a back suspension bracket
   Removal and installation of a torsionny beam of a back suspension bracket
   Replacement of rezinometallichesky hinges of longitudinal levers of a torsionny beam
   System of adjustment of a road gleam of a back axis - the general information and adjustment
   Removal and installation of the air valve and highway of a regulator of a road gleam of a back axis (Versatile person model)
   Removal and installation of a steering wheel
   Removal and installation of a steering column
   Removal, check of a condition and installation of an intermediate shaft of a steering column
   Replacement of protective covers of a case of the steering mechanism
   Removal and installation of the steering mechanism
   Removal and installation of the steering pump
   Air removal from a hydraulic path of GUR
   Removal and installation of tips of steering drafts
   Removal and installation of steering draft
   Corners of installation of wheels
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Removal, regenerative repair and installation of a rack of a forward suspension bracket

Replacement of both racks should be made at the same time for the purpose of saving of characteristics of stability and controllability of the car. It is recommended to replace all carving fixture without fail also.


Design of a rack of a forward suspension bracket

1 — the Nut of the top support
2 — the Plate of the top support
3 — the Nut of fastening of a rod of the shock-absorber
4 — the Rubber damper

5 — the Bearing
6 — the Buffer of a course of compression
7 — the Screw spring
8 — Rack-mount assembly

Removal

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Cock the parking brake, поддомкратьте a front of the car and establish it on props. Remove the corresponding forward wheel.
  1. Holding a finger from a provorachivaniye for лыски a rozhkovy key, give a nut of fastening of vertical draft of the stabilizer of cross-section stability. Disconnect draft from a suspension bracket rack.
  1. Take a clamp and liberate a hose from a basic arm on a rack.
  1. Liberate from a clamp on a rack electroconducting of the sensor of wear of blocks. On models with ABS disconnect electroconducting from the wheel sensor.
  1. Mark the provision of a rack in relation to a rotary fist, turn out two bolts of fastening (2) racks to a rotary fist, - try to remember the adjusting provision of bolts. Liberate a fist from an arm (1) on a rack and lay it on a suitable prop.
  1. Ask the assistant to hold a rack through a wheel arch. In an impellent compartment remove a protective cap of the top support of a rack and release the top fixing nut, - hold a shock-absorber rod from a provorachivaniye the second key.
  1. Remove from a rack a plate of the top support, - on the Zafira models for the purpose of ensuring access to a nut (2) it is necessary to remove the plastic deflector established ahead of a windscreen.
  1. Lower a rack and take it through a wheel arch.

Repair

For carrying out this operation the adaptation for compression of screw springs is required.


 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Clamp rack-mount assembly in a vice with soft sponges and by means of the special adaptation compress a screw spring, having completely unloaded cups. Track reliability of landing on a spring of the compressing adaptation, - act strictly according to the instructions stated in the instruction of producers.
  1. Holding a shock-absorber rod with a key, unscrew a nut.
  1. Remove the top rubber damper, the top cup of a spring with the bearing, the buffer of a course of compression (if it is provided) and a screw spring (see an illustration the Design of a rack of a forward suspension bracket).
  2. Examine components on existence of mechanical damages, check smoothness of a course of a rod of the shock-absorber. Replace the failed components.
  3. Survey the rack shock-absorber on existence of signs of development of leaks. Make sure that on a rod on all its length there are no traces of damage of metal corrosion, and also signs of mechanical damages. Holding the shock-absorber vertically, check serviceability of its functioning, both on full, and on short (50 — 100 mm) to a rod course. In both cases resistance should be soft, equal and constant. At identification of signs of malfunction it is necessary to make replacement of both shock-absorbers.
  4. Remove the adaptation compressing a spring and attentively examine it on existence of signs of deformation and mechanical damages. In case of need replace both springs of a forward suspension bracket. Springs which have also given and not developing due effort are subject to replacement.
  5. Check a condition of other components of rack-mount assembly. Replace the failed details.
  1. Again having compressed a spring, establish it on a rack, the bottom end having rested against a stopper.
  1. Establish a chipper, the top cup and a damper with the bearing.
  2. Screw a nut of a rod and tighten it with demanded effort, holding a rod from a provorachivaniye the second key.
  3. Slowly release a spring and make sure that both its ends rest against stoppers of cups. In case of need correct as appropriate the provision of cups, after it finally remove from a spring compressing adaptation.

Installation

Installation is made as it should be, the return to an order of dismantle of components. Pay attention to the next moments.

 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. Replace two bolts of fastening of a rack to a rotary fist and both top nuts.
  2. Tighten all fixture with demanded effort.
  3. In summary drive away the car in a specialized workshop for check and correction of corners of installation of forward wheels.