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
- 12. Body
   12.1. Technical characteristics
   12.2. Maintenance and repair of a body
   12.3. Vinyl finishing
   12.4. Upholstery and rugs
   12.5. Repair of insignificant damages
   12.6. Repair of considerable damages
   12.7. Front and rear bumper
   12.8. Front grille
   12.9. The water taking away panel before a windshield
   12:10. Cowl
   12:11. Cowl loops
   12:12. Lock elements
   12:13. Rope of opening of a cowl
   12:14. Doors
   12:15. Internal handle of opening of a door
   12:16. External handle of opening of a door
   12:17. Locks of doors
   12:18. Drum of the lock of a forward door
   12:19. Lock clamp
   12:20. Door glass
   12:21. Window regulator mechanism
   12:22. A trunk lid (models with a body like "Sedan")
   12:23. Trunk lid loops
   12:24. Trunk lid elements
   12:25. Back door
   12:26. Loops of a back door
   12:27. Elements of a back door
   12:28. Elements of the central lock
   12:29. Elements of power windows
   12:30. Rear-view mirror
   12:31. Glass of a rear-view mirror
   12:32. Elements of rear-view mirrors with the electric drive
   12:33. Internal rear-view mirror
   12:34. Front and back glass
   12:35. Back triangular glasses
   12:36. Panel of the top hatch
   12:37. Elements of the top hatch
   12:38. Panels of wheel niches
   12:39. Protective guard of the engine
   12:40. Gate of a jellied mouth of the fuel tank
   12:41. Back spoilers
   12:42. External elements of finishing of a body
   12:43. Side decorative panels and additional spoilers
   12:44. Sitting lobbies
   12:45. Back sitting
   12:46. Natyazhiteli of seat belts of front seats
   12:47. Seat belts
   12:48. Regulators of height of seat belts
   12:49. Internal panels of finishing
   12:50. Carpets
   12:51. Upholstery of a ceiling of salon
   12:52. Internal panels of finishing
   12:53. Panels of finishing of a luggage carrier, back door and trunk lid
   12:54. Central console
   12:55. Central panel of finishing of the dashboard
   12:56. Casings of a steering column
   12:57. Panel of finishing of an instrument guard
   12:58. Glove compartment
   12:59. Drum of the lock of a glove compartment
   12.60. Lower expostulated finishings under the dashboard
   12.61. Dashboard
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries







12.2. Maintenance and repair of a body

GENERAL INFORMATION

The state in which there is a body of your car is very important because its cost to a large extent depends on it at resale. It is much more difficult to repair the started or damaged body, than mechanical parts. The hidden cavities of a body, such as niches of wheels, a frame and a motor compartment are also important not less in spite of the fact that they do not require frequent attention as other parts of a body.

Once a year, or each 20 000 km, the body bottom by means of steam is very useful to clear. All traces of dirt and oil will be removed, and after this area it will be possible to check for existence of a rust, the damaged brake highways, worn-out electric wires, the damaged ropes and so on. At the end of this work components of a forward suspension bracket should be greased.

At the same time clear the engine and a motor compartment by means of a paroochistitel or the device for lubricant removal.

Special attention needs to be paid on niches of wheels as the substrate can exfoliate, both the stones and dirt which are thrown out by wheels can damage paint and allow to appear to a rust. If you found a rust, smooth out the damaged surface to the metal and apply on it anticorrosive paint.

The body needs to be washed, at least, once a week. Carefully wet the car to soften dirt, and then wash away it by means of a soft sponge and a large amount of soap water. If carefully not to wash away dirt, it can erase paint.

Spots of tar or bitumen need to be cleared by means of the fabric moistened in solvent.

At least, each six months polish a body and the chromeplated details. If you use a cleaner for the chromeplated parts to remove a rust from details with an electrodeposit, remember that the cleaner also deletes honor of chrome so use it carefully.