Opel Astra, Zafira

since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Astra
+ Opel Astra and Zafira Cars
+ Operation manual
- Routine maintenance
   Schedule of routine maintenance
   General information about settings and adjustments
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure of their rating, rotation of wheels
   Replacement of impellent oil and oil filter
   Check of a condition and replacement of a belt of a drive of auxiliary units
   Sediment removal 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 charging 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
   Control of a condition of an anticorrosive covering of a body and car bottom
   Greasing of locks, loops and emphasis
   Zeroing of the indicator of intervals of maintenance
   Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier - diesel models of release on 09.2000
   Replacement of the salonny filter
   Replacement of the fuel filter - diesel models of release on 09.2000
   Check of turns of idling and composition of the fulfilled gases
   Replacement of a filtering element of an air purifier - all petrol models and release diesel engines with 10.2000
   Replacement of the fuel filter - diesel models of release with 10.2000
   Replacement of spark plugs, check of a condition of VV of electroconducting
   Replacement of the fuel filter - petrol models
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ 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


Check of a condition of components of system of cooling

The wide range of engine failures is connected with violation of functioning of system of cooling. On the models equipped with AT, this system provides also ATF cooling, supporting thereby optimum conditions for transmission work.

Check of a condition of components of system of cooling should be made after complete cooling of the power unit (not less than in three hours after an engine stop).


  1. Uncover a broad tank. The cooling liquid which was in system should be rather transparent. If liquid is painted in color of a rust, the system should be washed out and filled with a fresh mix (see. Head of System of cooling, heating). If level of liquid does not reach top, add in a radiator a little more mix of demanded structure (see. Check of levels of liquids).
  1. Attentively examine the top and bottom radiatorny hoses together with hoses of system of heating of the salon, having smaller diameter and located between the power unit and a partition of an impellent compartment.
  • Check hoses on all their length and in case of identification of cracks, swellings and signs of aging of a material make replacement of defective components. Small cracks are usually simpler for making out at a hose szhimaniye.

Originators of the real Management recommend to make replacement of hoses approximately time in two years regardless of their condition.

  • Check hoses on existence of the wiped sites.
  • The softening of rubber testifies to the beginning of its destruction as a result of aging.
  • Too hard tightening of a collar for the purpose of more reliable fixing on an union / branch pipe of the hardened hose does not promote the leak termination, and only leads to destruction of a material of a hose.
  1. Check reliability of fastening of all hoses on the unions / branch pipes. Leakages of cooling liquid usually are shown in a look потеков rusty or white color on surfaces surrounding their source. If hoses are fixed on unions / branch pipes by collars of braided type, it will be reasonable to replace the last more reliable worm or screw.
  2. Having blown the compressed air, or by means of a soft brush, remove from gaps between plates of the heat exchanger of a radiator old leaves, remains of insects and other garbage. Try not to damage soft plates of the heat exchanger and not to cut about their keen edges fingers.