Vauxhall Opel Astra Zafira Diesel 1998 – 2000 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers Hatchback, Saloon & Estate, and Zafira MPV, including special/limited editions.
- 1.7 litre (1686 & 1700cc)
- 2.0 litre (1995cc) turbo-diesel.
DOES NOT cover 1.7 litre CDTi ‘common rail’ engines
The Vauxhall Astra-G model was introduced in the UK in February 1998 as a replacement for the previous Astra, the ‘F’ model. It was available in Saloon, Hatchback and Estate versions with 1.7 and 2.0 litre diesel engines and various petrol engines (not covered in this Manual). The 1.7 litre diesel engines are in either single overhead camshaft (SOHC) 8-valve or double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 16-valve form; the 2.0 litre engine is of single overhead camshaft (SOHC) 16-valve type. The models in this Manual are fitted with a five-speed manual transmission mounted on the left-hand side of the engine. The automatic transmission fitted to certain diesel Van models is not covered in this Manual.
All models have front-wheel-drive with fully-independent front suspension, and semiindependent rear suspension with a torsion beam and trailing arms.
Electro/Hydraulic power steering (PAS) is fitted as standard to all models, whilst Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) is available as an option.
The Zafira range was launched in June 1999, and was available with the 2.0 litre engine. Whilst the Zafira shares the same drivetrain and suspension as the Astra, the body is that of a Multi Personnel Vehicle (MPV). Not only does the Zafira have 7 seats arranged in three rows, it quickly converts to a spacious load carrier – thanks to the ‘Flex T system, which allows the rear seats to fold completely flat into the floor giving an uninterrupted load space.
Both models have a full-sized driver’s side airbag fitted as standard, and side impact airbags available as an option. Passenger’s side airbags became standard equipment from January 1999. Cruise control is available as an option on certain models.
For the home mechanic, the Vauxhall Astra/Zafira is a straightforward vehicle to maintain and repair since design features have been incorporated to reduce the cost of ownership to a minimum, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.
Your Vauxhall Astra and Zafira manual
The aim of this manual is to help you get the best value from your vehicle. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), provide information on routine maintenance and servicing, and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur. However, it is hoped that you will use the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs, it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage and going there twice, to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs a garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.
The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components, so that their layout can be understood. Then the tasks are described and photographed in a clear step-by-step sequence.
- Routine Maintenance
- Tune-Up Procedures
- Engine Repair
- Cooling And Heating
- Fuel And Exhaust
- Emissions Control
- Ignition, Brakes
- Suspension And Steering
- Electrical Systems
- Wiring Diagrams