Opel Vectra B

since 1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel of B
+ 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
- 7. Transmission
   + 7.1. Coupling
   + 7.2. Mechanical transmission
   + 7.3. Automatic transmission
   - 7.4. Power shafts
      7.4.1. Introduction
      7.4.2. Technical characteristics
      7.4.3. Removal and installation of a power shaft
      7.4.4. Replacement of hinges of a power shaft
      7.4.5. Replacement of covers of hinges of equal angular speeds
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions
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7.4.3. Removal and installation of a power shaft

Removal


Prevention

At installation of a power shaft it is necessary to use a new nut of fastening of a power shaft to a nave and a new lock ring of fastening of a power shaft in the transmission.


Removal of a washer from a power shaft


PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Lift a forward part of the car and record on supports. Remove a wheel.
2. Using a chisel or the screw-driver, remove a cap from a nave nut.
3. Take a pin of fixing of a nut of fastening of a power shaft.
4. Unscrew a nut of fastening of a power shaft to a nave.
5. Unscrew a nut, the fixing steering thirst for a rotary fist and, using a stripper of spherical hinges, remove steering draft of a rotary fist.
6. Unscrew tightening a bolt, the fixing lower lever of a suspension bracket to a rotary fist. Pay attention that the head of a bolt is located from a back part of a rotary fist.
7. Using a flat chisel or an edge of the screw-driver as a wedge, unclench a clip of the spherical hinge in the lower part of a rotary fist.
8. Using the lever, move the lower lever of a suspension bracket for extraction of the spherical hinge from a rotary fist down.
9. Take away a nave from the car and take the external end of a power shaft from a nave. If the power shaft densely sits in a nave, temporarily screw a nut of a nave and, using the hammer, beat out a power shaft from a nave, at the same time tightening a car wheel outside.
10. Take a power shaft from the transmission. For this purpose insert mount between the internal CV JOINT and a case of the transmission and when the assistant pulls a power shaft outside, strong sharp blow to the end of mount beat out a power shaft from gearing in a semi-axial gear wheel of differential. Instead of the taken power shaft insert plastic or wooden caps into the transmission.

Prevention

It is impossible to lower the car on wheels at all with the removed by two or one power shafts as it will lead to damage of bearings of a wheel.


11. On all models, except models with engines of 1,6 l, there is a quencher of tortional fluctuations established on right driving to a shaft. If the quencher of tortional fluctuations is established on a new power shaft, it needs to be established on the same place.

Installation

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Before installation of a power shaft check a condition of a sealing ring of a power shaft in the transmission.
2. Remove a lock ring from the internal end of a power shaft and establish a new lock ring.
3. Clear vents for a power shaft in a nave and the transmission. Grease with a thin layer of lubricant working edges of a sealing ring, a vent of a power shaft and flanges.
4. Establish a power shaft in differential, having combined vents of a power shaft with flutes of semi-axial gear wheels of differential. Insert a power shaft into the transmission against the stop.
5. Combine internal vents of a power shaft with grooves in a nave and insert a power shaft into a nave.
6. Insert a pin of the spherical hinge of the lower lever into a rotary fist and fix by a bolt.
7. Insert steering draft into the lever of a rotary fist and fix by a nut.
8. Establish a washer and screw a nut of fastening of a power shaft to a nave, without tightening it it is final.
9. Establish a wheel and lower the car.
10. Establish a pin of fixing of a nut of fastening of a power shaft to a nave.
11. Bend a pin of fixing of a nut of fastening of a power shaft to a nave.