Opel Astra A

1991-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car



Opel Astra A
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Ventilation and heating
+ 5. Power supply system
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Half shafts
+ 10. Brake system
- 11. Suspension bracket and steering
   11.1. Technical characteristics
   11.2. Rack of a forward suspension bracket
   11.3. Hug bearing of a forward wheel
   11.4. Lower lever of a forward suspension bracket
   11.5. Plugs of the lever of a forward suspension bracket
   11.6. Spherical hinge of the lower lever of a forward suspension bracket
   11.7. Stabilizer of cross stability
   11.8. Plugs of forward fastenings of the stabilizer of cross stability
   11.9. Cross-piece of a forward suspension bracket
   11:10. Nave of a back wheel
   11:11. Shock-absorber of a back suspension bracket
   11:12. Plugs of fastenings of the shock-absorber of a back suspension bracket
   11:13. Spring of a back suspension bracket
   11:14. Stabilizer(s) of cross stability of a back suspension bracket
   11:15. Back axis and levers of a suspension bracket
   11:16. Plugs of levers of a back suspension bracket
   11:17. System of adjustment of height of a back suspension bracket
   11:18. Elements of system of adjustment of height of a back suspension bracket
   11:19. Steering wheel
   11:20. Lock of a steering column
   11:21. Steering column
   11:22. Flexible rubber connection of a shaft of a steering column
   11:23. Rubber covers of the steering mechanism
   11:24. Steering mechanism
   11:25. Pump of system of hydrostrengthening of steering
   11:26. Tank of hydraulic liquid
   11:27. Hydraulic tubes of system of hydrostrengthening of steering
   11:28. Tip / spherical hinge of steering draft
   11:29. Steering drafts
   11:30. Adjustment of angles of installation of wheels
   11:31. Wheels and tires
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries







11.1. Technical characteristics

GENERAL INFORMATION

Forward suspension bracket
Type
Independent, with racks of MacPherson and the stabilizer of cross stability
Back suspension bracket
Type
Dependent with longitudinal levers of a suspension bracket, springs and telescopic shock-absorbers. The stabilizer of cross stability is installed on some models. Two stabilizers of cross stability are installed on the DOHC models. The mechanical system of adjustment of height of a suspension bracket is installed on some models
The convergence of back wheels (is not regulated)
from -10' to +40'
The corner of disorder of back wheels (is not regulated)
from -2 °10' to -1 °10'
Disks
Type
Steel or aluminum
Size
5 1/2J x 13, 5 1/2J x 14 or 6J x 15
Tires
Disks 51/2J x 13
155 R13 78S/T or 175/70 R13 82T/H
Disks 51/2J x 14
175/65 R14 82T/H, 175/70 R14 84T, 185/60 R14 82 H, 185/60 R14 82T/H or 195/60 R14 85H/V *
Disks 6J x 15
195/55 R15 84 H/V or 205/50 R15 85V
Steering
Type
All models
Rack steering with system of hydrostrengthening on some models
Maximum number of turns of a steering wheel
Models without hydraulic booster
4,11
Models with the hydraulic booster
3,43
Corner of disorder of wheels (the car is loaded ** – it is not regulated)
All models
from -1 °50' to -0 °20'
The maximum distinction in corners of disorder of wheels
All models
1 °00'
Corner of a longitudinal inclination шкворня (the car is loaded ** – it is not regulated)
Models with a body like "Sedan" and "Hatchback"
from +1 °15' to +3 °15'
Models with a body like "Station wagon" and Weng
from +0 °30' to +2 °30'
The maximum distinction in corners of a longitudinal inclination of shkvorny
All models
10
Convergence of wheels
All models
from +0 °25' to +0 °5'

* Use only with snow chains of Opel is admissible.

** The car is considered loaded when each of front seats brings loading to 70,0 kg.

Moments of an inhaling, N. of m.

Forward suspension bracket
Nuts of fastening of the stabilizer of cross resistance to the lower levers of a suspension bracket *
20
Bolts of fastening of the stabilizer of cross resistance to a cross-piece
20
Nuts of fastening of the spherical hinge to the lower lever of a suspension bracket
60
Nut of fastening of a nave of a forward wheel: *
  – step 1
100
  – step 2
Completely weaken a nut
  – step 3
20
  – step 4
Tighten on 80 ° (plus 9 ° if it is necessary)
Bolts of fastening of freight of a damper of the lower lever of a suspension bracket
20
Hinged bolt of fastening of the lower lever to a cross-piece of a forward suspension bracket
110
Nut of fastening of the lower lever to the spherical hinge of a rack of a suspension bracket
70
Shock-absorber piston rod nut
55
Nut with turnkey openings
200
Nuts of the top fastening of a rack of a suspension bracket
30
Bolts of fastening of a cross-piece of a suspension bracket to a body: *
Forward bolts
115
Central bolts
170
Back bolts:
  – step 1
100
  – step 2
Tighten on 75 °
  – step 3
Tighten on 15 °
Back suspension bracket
Fixing bolts of the additional stabilizer of cross stability: *
  – step 1
60
  – step 2
Tighten on 60 °
  – step 3
Tighten on 15 °
Fixing bolts of the main stabilizer of cross stability: *
  – step 1
30
  – step 2
Tighten on 30 °
  – step 3
Tighten on 15 °
Fixing nuts of a nave of a back wheel: *
  – step 1
50
  – step 2
Tighten on 30 °
  – step 3
Tighten on 15 °
The lower fixing bolt of the shock-absorber (model with a body like "Sedan" and "Hatchback")
52
The lower fixing nut of the shock-absorber (model with a body like "Station wagon" and Weng)
12
The top fixing nut of the shock-absorber (model with a body like "Sedan" and "Hatchback")
20
Top fixing bolt of the shock-absorber
70
Fastenings of the longitudinal lever of a suspension bracket to a body
105
Steering
Connections of tubes of system of hydrostrengthening of steering
28
Fixing bolts of the pump of system of hydrostrengthening:
SOHC models:
  – with maple belts
30
  – with multiband belts
20
DOHC models:
  – with maple belts
30
Bolts "And" and "In"
25
Bolts of "B"
40
  – with multiband belts
20
Bolts "And" and "In"
25
Bolts of "B"
18
Bolts of fastening of a pulley of the pump of system of hydrostrengthening of steering (model with the 1,4 and 1,6 l engine and a maple driving belt)
25
Fastenings of a steering column
22
Lock-nut of the regulator of the steering mechanism
60
Nut of fastening of the leading gear wheel of the steering mechanism
40
Coupling bolt of fastening of the leading gear wheel of the steering mechanism to rubber connection
22
Fastening of the steering mechanism to a body
22
Coupling bolt of fastening of a shaft of a steering column to rubber connection
22
Fixing nut of a steering wheel
25
Tightening bolts of tips of steering drafts
20
Bolts of fastening of steering thirsts for the steering mechanism
95
Nut of fastening of a tip of steering thirst for the spherical hinge of a rack of a suspension bracket
60
Wheels
Bolts of fastening of wheels
110

* Use new bolts and nuts.