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
   9.1. Technical characteristics
   9.2. Removal and installation of half shafts
   9.3. Half shaft hinges
   9.4. Half shaft hinge boot
   9.5. Repair of a half shaft
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 12. Body
+ 13. Electric equipment
+ 14. Electrical circuitries


9.3. Half shaft hinges


1. The worn-out hinge needs to be replaced as it is not subject to repair. If the half shaft has a run more than 80 000 km, it needs also to be replaced.
2. Remove a half shaft, then remove a metal fixing collar and remove a boot from the hinge.
3. Remove the lock ring (is specified by an arrow) fixing the hinge to a half shaft.
4. Kiyankoy bring down the hinge from a half shaft.


1. Install a new lock ring on the new hinge, then fill the new hinge on a half shaft.
2. Fill the hinge with special lubricant.
3. Install a boot on the new hinge
4. Install a half shaft on the car.
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