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
   Adjustment of a drive of gear shifting
   Removal and installation of the mechanism of gear shifting
   Replacement of epiploons
   Check of serviceability of functioning, removal and installation of the sensor switch of fires of a backing
   Removal and installation of the sensor of speed (VSS)
   Replacement of transmission oil
   Removal and RKPP installation
   RKPP repair - the general information
+ Automatic transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment

Removal and RKPP installation



  1. 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. Remove inlet air lines and the air purifier case (see. Head of the Power supply system and release).
  2. Merge transmission oil (see. Head Routine maintenance).
  3. Remove the storage battery with the adjusting pallet (see. Head engine Electric equipment).
  4. Disconnect electroconducting from the sensor switch of fires of a backing (see. Check of serviceability of functioning, removal and installation of the sensor switch of fires of a backing) also liberate it from intermediate clamps on RKPP case.
  1. For the purpose of minimization of losses of hydraulic liquid of coupling, press a clamp the flexible brought to RKPP. Remove a lock ring of shtutserny connection from above on a dome of coupling and disconnect a hose. Having accurately compressed the lock, plant a lock ring on the place in the socket. The sealing ring is subject to replacement without fail. At once закупорьте the open ends of a tube and a hose for the purpose of minimization of hydraulic liquid and in order to avoid hit in dirt system.

Do not squeeze out a coupling pedal at the disconnected hose!

  1. Remove a reception pipe, the catalytic converter and average section of system of production of the fulfilled gases (see. Head of the Power supply system and release).
  2. On the models equipped with RKPP F13, F17 and F18, disconnect knot of drafts of switching from the top part of a case of transmission (see. Removal and installation of the mechanism of gear shifting). On models with F23 boxes, disconnect tips of cables from knot of drafts from above on a case, turn out a fixing bolt and take aside a basic arm of cables.
  3. Remove power shafts (see. Head Coupling and power shafts).
  4. Hang out the power unit on laid in a trench of mudguards to a bar and remove a forward stretcher (see. Head Suspension bracket and steering).
  5. Prop up transmission by a telezhechny jack, - for the purpose of distribution of loading lay between a head of a jack and RKPP case wooden whetstone.
  6. Turn out fixing bolts and separate an arm of a forward support of a suspension bracket of the power unit from a coupling dome.
  1. Turn out six fixing bolts and remove an arm of the left support from a case of RKPP and remove an arm. Gradually releasing таль, lower a back part of transmission approximately on 5 cm, - track, that there were no pressed lines of communication laid from below (hoses and electroconducting).
  1. On models with the stamped steel pallet of a case of the engine turn out a cover of coupling and remove it from the case basis.
  1. Turn out the top and bottom bolts of fastening of transmission to the engine, - try to remember an arrangement of bolts and basic arms fixed by them. Once again make sure that all lines of communication are disconnected and nothing disturbs box removal.
  1. Having shifted a jack with the transmission fixed on it, separate a coupling dome from the engine block, - track, that the dome completely acted in film from directing plugs if plugs are planted freely, take them and clean in a reliable place.


Installation is made upside-down. Pay attention to the next moments.


  1. Before installation make sure that directing plugs are planted in the nests.
  2. Tighten all fixture with demanded effort.
  3. Before installation of power shafts replace their epiploons (see. Replacement of epiploons).
  4. Forward stretcher establish according to recommendations (see. Head Suspension bracket and steering).
  5. Do not forget to replace a sealing ring of shtutserny connection of a hose of a hydraulic actuator of coupling, track reliability of fixing of a hose and pump over a hydraulic actuator (see. Head Coupling and power shafts).
  6. Fill in in RKPP necessary amount of transmission oil of demanded type (see. Head Routine maintenance).
  7. In summary adjust the gear shifting mechanism (see. Adjustment of a drive of gear shifting).