Vauxhall Opel Corsa (Holden Barina) 1997 – 2000 Haynes Service & Repair Manual covers models: Hatchback, Corsavan and Combo Van, Including Special/Limited Editions 1997 – 2000, P to X. Does NOT cover Diesel models.
- Does NOT cover new Corsa range introduced October 2000.
Petrol Engines covered:
- 1.0 litre (973 cc) DOHC “X 10 XE” 3-cylinder
- 1.2 litre (1196cc) SOHC “X 12 SZ” 4-cylinder
- 1.2 litre (1199cc) DOHC “X 12 XE” 4-cylinder
- 1.4 litre (1389cc) SOHC “X 14 SZ” 4-cylinder
- 1.4 litre (1389cc) SOHC “C 14 SE” 4-cylinder (multi-point fuel injection)
- 1.4 litre (1389cc) DOHC “X 14 XE” 4-cylinder
- 1.6 litre (1598cc) DOHC “X 16 XE” 4-cylinder
Introduction to the Vauxhall Corsa
The original Corsa models were first introduced to the European market in Spring 1993 and are covered in the companion publication to this manual – SRM 1985. The models covered in this publication are the April 1997 onward models, which were the subject of a model facelift together with extensive mechanical revisions. This manual covers models fitted with petrol engines, but other models in the range are available with diesel engines.
A variety of petrol engines are available in the Corsa range, of 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 litre capacity and with single overhead camshaft (SOHC) or double overhead camshaft (DOHC) configuration. All engines are of the four-cylinder, in-line type, with the exception of the 1.0 litre engine which is a three-cylinder unit. The engines all have fuel injection, and are fitted with a range of emission control systems.
The Corsa is available in 3- and 5-door Hatchback, Corsavan (3-door Van based on Hatchback), and Combo Van body styles, with a wide range of fittings and interior trim depending on the modei specification.
Fully-independent front suspension is fitted; the rear suspension is semi-independent, with a torsion beam and trailing arms.
The manual gearbox is of the five-speed all synchromesh type, and a four-speed electronically-controlled transmission is available as an option on certain models.
A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the Corsa range to suit most tastes, including central locking, electric windows, electric sunroof, anti-lock braking system, electronic alarm system and supplemental restraint systems.
For the home mechanic, the Corsa is a relatively straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.
Your Vauxhall Corsa 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 cone (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), prov-de 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 yourse 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 mportant, 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 va” ous components so that their layout can be understood. 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
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