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
   Specifications
   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




RKPP repair - the general information

Originators of the real Management do not recommend to owners of cars to undertake performance of major maintenance of RKPP independently. During performance of procedures of dismantling and assembly of a transmission it is necessary to remove, and then to establish into place a set of small components. It is necessary to make mass of the most exact measurements and, by selection of adjusting washers, rings and remote plugs, accurately to expose a set of gaps. In view of all aforesaid, it will be more reasonable to charge performance of major maintenance of RKPP to specialists of car-care center. Let's notice that in many cases there is a possibility on an exchange basis to get the restored block that often there is cheaper, than a carrying out difficult repair.

Despite the told, independent performance of repair of RKPP by the amateur mechanic at all is not absolutely impossible action. Indispensable conditions are only existence of the necessary special tool and accuracy in an approach to performance of all procedures.

The number necessary for performance of regenerative repair of RKPP of tools includes nippers for removal of internal and external lock rings, a stripper of bearings, a hammer with sliding brisk, a set of drifts and center punches, a tsiferblatny measuring instrument of plunzherny type and, probably, a hydraulic press. Besides, certainly, the workbench, or the special assembly stand is required strong, equipped with a vice.

During performance of procedures of dismantling of RKPP try to remember, and it is better to write down, an order of installation of each of removed details. On an accompanying illustration for an example RKPP F23 design is shown.


RKPP F23 design (for an example)

Before starting transmission dismantling, it will be reasonable to try to analyse symptoms of its refusals for the purpose of approximate definition of their reasons. Many refusals are unequivocally connected with failure of quite certain components. See also Diagnostics of malfunctions.