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
   10.1. Technical characteristics
   10.2. System of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS)
   10.3. Protivobuksovochny system
   10.4. Hydraulic system
   10.5. Hydraulic tubes and hoses
   10.6. Brake overlays of forward brakes
   10.7. Support of a forward brake
   10.8. Brake disk
   10.9. Protective guard of a forward disk brake
   10:10. Brake shoes of back brakes
   10:11. Brake drum of back brakes
   10:12. Wheel cylinder of a back brake
   10:13. Brake overlays of back brakes
   10:14. A support of a back brake (model with back disk brakes)
   10:15. Brake overlays of the emergency brake
   10:16. Guard of a back brake
   10:17. Brake pedal
   10:18. Vacuum amplifier
   10:19. Unilateral valve (servoamplifier)
   10:20. Main brake cylinder
   10:21. Emergency brake
   10:22. Lever of the emergency brake
   10:23. Ropes of the emergency brake
   10:24. The valve of restriction of pressure in a contour of back brakes
   10:25. Switch of fires of a stoplight
   10:26. Switch of alarm bulbs of the brake system
   10:27. ABS modulator
   10:28. ABS wheel sensor of a forward wheel
   10:29. Electronic control unit and ABS relay
   10:30. Case of a butterfly valve
   10:31. Vacuum diaphragm of a butterfly valve (antitowing system)
   10:32. Electronic control unit (antitowing system)
   10:33. Switch of antitowing system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries


10:10. Brake shoes of back brakes



Always replace brake shoes on both back wheels at the same time.


1. Remove the brake drum and clear a drum and blocks of dust and dirt.
2. Remove pins, clamping springs and caps, having pressed caps and having turned them on 90 ° by means of flat-nose pliers. Remove pins from a reverse side of a guard of a brake.
3. Disconnect a rope of the emergency brake from the lever.
4. Disconnect the top and lower returnable spring and remove brake shoes.
5. Put on a thick elastic band the wheel cylinder that pistons did not go out of the cylinder.


1. Clear a brake guard of dirt and dust and grease the sites of a guard concerning brake shoes, lubricant for brakes.
2. Disconnect blocks, regulators and springs.
3. Sort and clear regulators of the right brake (the thermoclip – is specified by an arrow). Grease a regulator carving with silicone lubricant. When replacing brake shoes it is also necessary to replace a thermoclip on the regulator.
4. Examine returnable springs on existence of deformation, wear tracks or damages and replace them if it is necessary.
5. Collect new blocks, springs and the regulator.
6. Establish blocks on a brake guard. Establish pins, clamping springs and caps.
7. Connect a rope of the emergency brake and establish a nave if it is necessary.
8. Check correctness of installation of all elements and install the brake drum.
9. Replace brake shoes on other wheel.
10. Adjust the brake mechanism, having squeezed out a brake pedal more than 15 times.

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