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







11:31. Wheels and tires

GENERAL INFORMATION

On all cars described in this management radial tires of the metric sizes with a metal cord or a textile cord are installed. Use of tires of other sizes or types can significantly affect controllability and softness of the course of the car. Do not install on the car of the tire of different types, for example with a radial and diagonal cord as it can seriously affect controllability of the car. It is recommended to replace both tires on forward or back wheels at once, and when replacing only of one tire, check that new tires was the same size, type and with the same drawing of a protector as the second.

As pressure in tires exerts a great influence on controllability of the car and speed of wear of tires, it is necessary to check pressure in tires at least once a month or before distant trips.

The wheel needs to be replaced if it is bent, deformed, the tire passes air, openings for bolts of fastening of wheels were chiseled if the wheel rusted, got a form of an oval or if the clamps of fastening of a wheel cannot be put rather strongly. It is not recommended to repair a wheel if for this purpose it is necessary to use welding or to do a nagartovka.

Balancing of wheels is important for controllability of the car, its ability to braking and movement at big speeds. The debalanced wheels can worsen controllability of the car and service life of tires. At installation of the new tire on a disk, a wheel it is necessary to balance in the auto repair shop having the necessary equipment.