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

Replacement of the fuel filter — petrol models

Remember that gasoline is extremely inflammable liquid! At work with components of a power supply system observe all taken measures of fire safety. Do not smoke! Do not come nearer to a venue of works with open fire or unprotected by the lamp shade carrying! Do not make system service in the rooms equipped with working at natural gas and heating devices equipped with a control torch (such as водогреи and dryers for clothes). Do not forget that gasoline is among cancerogenic substances, i.e. — the substances promoting development of a cancer! Try not to allow fuel hits on open sites of a body — use rubber protective gloves, at casual unforeseen contact to fuel carefully wash hands warm water with soap. Immediately collect the spilled fuel and do not put the rags impregnated with a fuels and lubricants near sources of open fire. Remember that the power supply system equipped with injection of fuel of models constantly is under pressure. Before starting a detachment of fuel lines, dump residual pressure in system. At service of components of a power supply system put on goggles. Constantly hold near at hand the class B fire extinguisher!


The fuel filter is in a back part of the car, below, before a fuel tank.


  1. Dump pressure in a power supply system (see. Head of the Power supply system and release).
  2. Prop up forward wheels protivootkatny boots. To Poddomkratta a car back also establish it on props.
  1. Release a collar of fastening of the filter on the car bottom. Before filter removal, mark with an arrow the original direction of movement of a stream of fuel.
  1. Get under the filter the resembling drain capacity.
  2. Release sockets and disconnect from the filter fuel hoses — previously put on hoses landing marking. The Opel company lets out the special tool for a rassoyedineniye of shlangovy sockets — in the absence of near at hand firm adaptation use a screw-driver or flat-nose pliers. Prepare for collecting spilled fuel.
  3. Take the filter from under the car.


Installation is made upside-down.

Sockets of fast joining are transferred on assembly of the new filter from the old.

Pay attention to the next moments:


  1. Establish adjusting sockets of fast fixing enclosed to the new filter.
  2. Track, that the filter was established by an arrow in the direction of movement of fuel.
  3. Try not to mix at connection hoses (see marking).
  4. In summary start the engine and make sure of lack of signs of development of leakages of fuel, in case of need muffle the engine and make the corresponding corrections.