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







11:11. Shock-absorber of a back suspension bracket

GENERAL INFORMATION

Prevention

Replace shock-absorbers on both parties of the car at once. Do not remove two shock-absorbers at once.


MODELS WITH THE BODY LIKE "SEDAN" AND "HATCHBACK"

Removal

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Unbend a plastic covering from above of the top fastening of the shock-absorber.
2. Turn off a nut of the top fastening of the shock-absorber, holding a piston rod. Remove a washer and laying of the top fastening.
3. Lift the car and install it on support. Establish a support under the corresponding longitudinal lever of a back suspension bracket.
4. Turn off and remove a bolt, the fixing lower end of the shock-absorber to the suspension bracket lever.
5. Squeeze the shock-absorber and remove it from the car.

Check and installation

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Examine laying of fastenings of the shock-absorber and replace them if it is necessary.
2. Clamp the shock-absorber in a vice and check a piston stroke.
3. Installation is carried out upside-down removals. Tighten the lower fixing bolt till the required inhaling moment.

MODELS WITH THE BODY LIKE "STATION WAGON" AND WENG

Fastening of the shock-absorber of a back suspension bracket

1 – lower fastening;

2 – top fastening

Removal

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. On models with mechanical system of adjustment of height of a back suspension bracket release pressure from system, having let out the air via the valve in the luggage compartment.
2. Lift the car and install it on support. Establish a support under the corresponding longitudinal lever of a back suspension bracket.
3. Disconnect an air hose of system of adjustment of height of a back suspension bracket from the shock-absorber.
4. Holding a shock-absorber piston rod, turn off the lower fixing nut of the shock-absorber.
5. Turn off and remove a bolt, the fixing shock-absorber to a car body (see rice. Fastening of the shock-absorber of a back suspension bracket).
6. Squeeze the shock-absorber and remove it from the car.

Check and installation

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Examine laying of fastenings of the shock-absorber and replace them if it is necessary.
2. Clamp the shock-absorber in a vice and check a piston stroke.
3. Installation is carried out upside-down removals. On models with system of adjustment of height of a back suspension bracket lift pressure in system to 0,8 Bars and check system for existence of leaks.