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
   7.1. Technical characteristics
   7.2. Coupling rope
   7.3. Coupling pedal
   7.4. Coupling (models with a flat flywheel)
   7.5. Coupling (models with a profound flywheel)
   7.6. Release bearing of coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Half shafts
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries


7.4. Coupling (models with a flat flywheel)



The dust formed as a result of wear of coupling may contain asbestos which is hazardous to health! Do not inhale it.


1. Lift a forward part the car and install it on support. Remove the left forward wheel.
2. Turn off fixing bolts and uncover a coupling case.
3. Remove the mud panel of a wheel niche.
4. Disconnect a weight wire from a transmission cover.
5. Install a container under the transmission for collecting oil, then turn off fixing bolts and uncover.
6. Remove laying.
7. Remove a lock ring from an entrance shaft.
8. Using a special key, turn off a bolt on the end of an entrance shaft.
9. Remove an entrance shaft (a photo on the right) by means of the special tool (a detail of N KM-556-1-A and KM-556-4) or made independently (a photo at the left).
10. For removal of coupling press the disk needs to be pressed to a diaphragm spring.
11. For this purpose it is possible to use special clips (a detail of N KM-526-A) or to make the. The sizes are given in the drawing.
12. Ask the assistant to squeeze out a pedal of coupling and install clips on press a drive (a photo at the left). Turn a bent shaft after installation of each clip.
13. Gradually turn off six bolts fixing a coupling casing to a flywheel (a photo at the left). Pay attention to the mark in a flywheel combined with a ledge in a coupling casing (it is specified by an arrow a photo on the right).
14. Remove coupling from the car.


1. Dust coupling by a dry rag.
2. Examine a frictional surface on existence of wear, the loosened rivets or pollution. Examine press a disk on existence of deformation, cracks, the broken plates of a diaphragm spring and wear of shliyets. Replace a disk if it is necessary.
3. Examine surfaces of a flywheel and a press disk. If they are strongly scratched or on them there are flutes or cracks, replace them.
4. Check a condition of the release bearing.


1. Install three clips on press a clutch plate. Install coupling on the car. You watch that elements of coupling and a flywheel were pure, and on them oil or lubricant did not get. Before installation grease vents of a frictional disk with molybdenic lubricant.
2. Establish an entrance shaft of the transmission into place. You do not knock on a shaft the hammer as it can damage the transmission.
3. Turn press a disk so that the mark in a flywheel coincided with a cut on a coupling casing. Then establish, and gradually tighten six fixing bolts in a diagonal order (do not forget to establish spring washers).
4. Squeeze out a pedal of coupling and remove three clips from a press disk. redny left support of the engine.
5. Further installation is carried out upside-down removals.

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