UK manual covering Holden Astra AH (Vauxhall/ Opel) Petrol 2004 - 2008 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers: Hatchback, Sport Hatch & Estate with Petrol Engines, including special/limited editions, released in Australia as the Holden Astra AH.
1.4 litre (1364cc) petrol (Z14XEP and Z14XEL)
1.6 litre (1598cc) petrol(Z16XEP)
1.8 litre (1796cc) petrol(Z18XE and Z18XER)
Does NOT cover 1.6 litre or 2.0 litre turbo engines, 1.6 litre VVT engine or dual fuel models.
Types F13 (1.4-litre engine) and F17+ (1.6- and 1.8-litre engines) 5-speed manual
Type AF17 4-speed automatic
Types F13 MTA (1.4-litre) and F17+ MTA (1.6- and 1-8-litre) 5-speed Easytronic
NOTE: Only maintenance, adjustment, minor repair procedures plus removal and installation are described for the transmissions.
Inside this manual you will find: Routine Maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air-conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems and wiring diagrams.
Haynes repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and illustrations guide you through every job, from basic maintenance and troubleshooting, to complete teardown & rebuild.
The 5th generation AH Astra, on the basis of the T-platform Opel Astra H arrived in November 2004 as a five-door hatchback best, stated in Belgium, attempting to sell alongside a today Polish-built Astra TS sedan and hatchback. The sedan and hatchback TS Astra versions transported "Astra Classic" badges, but were eventually fallen in late 2005, replaced by the Holden Viva, a rebadged Daewoo Lacetti. Between 2003 and 2004, the Lacetti is sold in Australia as a Daewoo before Holden withdrew the brand name from Australian Continent as a result of unsustainable product sales.
Like the previous generation, the AH series had been discover to provides a "better than normal" level of security in accordance with the 2008 used-car protection rankings. At publish, AH Astras included front- and side-impact airbags as standard inclusions, enabling the Astra to receive a four-star ANCAP crash protection rating. Higher-specified models could actually achieve the full five-stars as a result of the addition of standard protection equipment.
Holden suspended importation of Astra on 20 April 2009, mentioning money variations and product cost problems. Holden's import cessation, which led to no Astras arriving during June and July 2009, coincided with all the introduction of the Holden Cruze, reported become the direct alternative to the Holden Viva. On 31 August 2009, Holden confirmed that the cessation of Astra imports will stay of a permanent foundation, without any objective of further imports of often the after that present AH show and/or next generation vehicle. Holden stated their particular tiny vehicle efforts would-be centered on the Cruze.
Design year modifications
MY05: the AH number extended in August 2005 using the release of the Astra place truck.
MY06.5: changes from Summer 2006 included head-protecting side curtain airbags as standard equipment for the CDX. Furthermore released ended up being the turbodiesel hatchback, badged CDTi. Two models regarding the diesel are provided: a 1.9-litre version with 110 kilowatts (150 hp) teamed with a six-speed handbook transmission known as the Z19DTH, and a six-speed automatic model aided by the Z19DT, making 88 kilowatts (118 hp). It was a primary for Astra in Australian Continent, yet not unique Zealand where the Astra TS had formerly already been offered with a 1.7-litre turbodiesel.
MY07: models appeared in January 2007, coinciding using launch of the Astra SRi and Twin Top convertible. Both releases came with a 2.2-litre Z22YH petrol system producing 110 kilowatts (150 hp), available using the six-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
MY07.5: in April 2007 the Astra line-up received a renovation like tweaked front grille, lighting on all systems, brand-new 16 inches alloy build for CDX and CDTi designs, and black colored tinted headlamps for athletics variants. The 1.8-litre petrol engine also gained from an upgrade to Z18XER with an electrical upgrade from 90 kilowatts (120 hp) to 103 kilowatts (138 hp). The 2.2-litre motors available in the SRi, and Twin Top stayed equivalent, as performed the 2.0-litre turbo into the Astra SRi Turbo
MY08: adjustment from October 2007 saw the deletion of five-door SRi, leaving only the SRi coup, and Twin Top because of the 2.2-litre system.
MY08.5: lesser, non-cosmetic update from might 2008 onwards. MY08.5 Astras received digital stability control (ESC) as standard fitment over the entire lineup. ESC was once restricted to SRi and CDTi variants. This series furthermore noted the return of five-door SRi, even though it had been today standard utilizing the 1.8- as opposed to the 2.2-litre petrol engine formerly fitted. This system modification furthermore impacted the coup SRi variant, however the Twin Top. The Astra wagon range was also broadened to incorporate the diesel motor option offered currently on the hatchback. Although only offered with a computerized transmission, the diesel CDTi truck marked the return of this Astra truck into the brand new Zealand marketplace after its discontinuation following the TS series.
MY09: The CD and CDX hatchback and place truck variants reverted on black colored bezel projector-style headlamps.
CD: ended up being the base design because of the Z18XE system (Z18XER after MY07.5)
CDX: included 16 inches alloy wheels, cruise control, a-trip computers and six-stack CD player. Loaded with leather chairs from MY08 onward.
CDXi: variations included eight-way power-adjustable front side seating, environment control air-conditioning and curtain airbags. Discontinued after MY06.
CDTi: diesel-powered version of the CDX.
SRi: was the sport type of the AH series Astra, loaded with fabric seating, environment controls and 17-inch alloy rims.
SRi Turbo: was the 2.0-litre Z20LER engine.
60th Anniversary: editions are introduced to commemorate the 60th anniversary since the first Holden, the 48-215. 60th Anniversary designs included 15-inch alloy tires, steering wheel broadcast controls and ESC.
CD Equipe: These models gained the 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and rear power microsoft windows at no extra cost during 2006 and 2007.
General Motors reused the T-body designation from 1979 using front-wheel drive Opel Kadett D and Vauxhall Astra Mk I. This version of the T-body furthermore became widespread around the world, including South Africa, where in fact the rear-wheel drive variation was not originally offered.
Various other names for the FWD T system would be the GM2700 together with GM3000, placed on Opel Astra grams and Zafira A and their rebadges.
The working platform had been superseded by GM Delta platform and proceeded by the GM T system (RWD).
The Opel Astra OPC (and even though their donning Vauxhall's V-grille and VXR badge) was sold in Australia due to the fact HSV VXR by Holden specialized motors from 2006 to 2009, installed using Z20LEH motor. In July 2008, HSV circulated a "Nrburgring" unique edition.
A HSV VXR Turbo driven by Dutchman Ivo Breukers and Australians Morgan Haber and Damian Ward, won course E for "manufacturing (overall performance)" automobiles on 2013 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 time in Australian Continent on 10 February. The trio done eighteenth outright and covered 229 laps of 6.213 km (3.861 mi) Mount Panorama Circuit, a complete distance of 1,422.77 kilometer (884 mi).
The new Generation III or Gen III system joined manufacturing in Spring 2005. These motors replaced both the previous generation Ecotec machines along with Daewoo's E-TEC 16V motors. These engines are manufactured at Szentgotthrd, Hungary, Bupyeoung, Korea, Toluca, Mexico and Yantai, PRC (SGM).
In contrast to their particular predecessors, the Gen III engines function less heavy cast-iron blocks, including greater compression ratios. These engines in addition implement DCVCP (dual Continuous Variable Cam Phasing technologies, a variant of VVT), piston cooling by oil jets, and a built-in catalytic converter. Non-turbocharged variations showcase the TwinPort (Variable-length intake manifold) technologies.
The LDE system fulfills Euro VI and KULEV emission criteria. With the help of additional air injection into LUW system, the LWE achieves PZEV condition.
These motors like their particular DOHC predecessors showcase container tappets contrary to the roller little finger supporters available on GM's other 4-cylinder motors.
A turbocharged direct injected (redubbed Spark Ignition Direct injections) Ecotec was launched in the 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP and Saturn Sky Red range. Within these solutions, the system try attached longitudinally. Displacement are 2.0 L---1,998 cc (121.9 cu in)---with a square 86 millimetres (3.4 in) bore and stroke. Compression was 9.2:1 and optimum boost try 1.4 club (20.0 psi), delivering 260 hp (190 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb*ft (350 N*m) of torque from 2500 to 5250 rpm. System redline are at 6300 rpm and advanced fuel is recommended. The salt loaded exhaust valves had been based on technology created for Corvette V8 powertrains. The sodium fuses and becomes a liquid at idle, which gets better conductivity and draws temperatures away from the valve face and valve guidelines to the stem become cooled by the engine oil circulating in this region. The camshaft-driven direct injections methods pressurizes the gas to 31 club (450 psi) at idle, or over to 155 bar (2,250 psi) at wide-open throttle. The "Gen II" block is similar to the 2.4 L and also features VVT technology. The Gen II block was developed making use of information from rushing programs and computer simulations. The bore walls and bulkheads had been enhanced with a weight boost of just one kg (2.5 lbs). The coolant jackets were expanded to improve heat transfer, resulting in a coolant capability enhance of 0.5 liters.
In December 2008, GM released a Turbo improvement system for the LNF system which increases horse power to 290 hp (220 kW) and torque to up to 340 lb*ft (460 N*m), with regards to the design. The system retails for 0 and include remapped motor calibration and upgraded MAP detectors. The system try covered by the automobiles' present GM warranties.
This was the ultimate phase 2 results tune the Ecotec household, to date. Because of the demise associated with the GM Efficiency Division, results tunes like this have already been directed into the aftermarket industry. This despite more recent motors being stronger, and tuned to reduce horse power amount in numerous sport-car programs.
Unique LNF qualities include:
a twin-scroll turbocharger
cam-driven high-pressure gas direct injections gasoline program
double camshaft continually variable device timing
sodium-filled stainless Inconel exhaust valves
low-friction cast aluminum pistons with oils squirters
forged steel crankshaft
forged steel connecting rods
cast stainless-steel exhaust manifold
The most common JTD system may be the 1.9 L (1,910 cc, 82 mm bore, 90.4 mm stroke) straight-4 available on numerous brands and versions. 1st automobile which used this system was Alfa Romeo 156 in 1997 (105 PS or 77 kW or 104 hp), making it the entire world's very first common-rail diesel passenger vehicle. In 1999, it had been introduced regarding Fiat Punto JTD with a smaller, fixed-geometry turbocharger and 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp), as well as in the Fiat Brava, Bravo and Marea range. There were additionally 85 PS (63 kW; 84 hp), 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp), 110 PS (81 kW; 110 hp) and 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) variations available. The engine block weighs roughly 125 kg (276 pound), the cylinder head features an overhead camshaft with right actuated valves.
The Multijet second generation features a common-rail design and is offered with seven different power outputs. The 8-valve variation has 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp), 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp) or 130 PS (96 kW; 130 hp), the past four with adjustable geometry turbocharger; as well as the 16-valve variation need 134 PS (100 kW; 136HP), 138 PS (103 kW; 140HP), 150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp) or 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp).
Opel in addition utilizes a version of this engine. Their particular CDTI system, stated in Pratola Serra, Italy and Kaiserslautern, Germany, could be the items for the half-decade joint venture between GM and Fiat. It really is utilized in the Vectra, Signum, Astra, Zafira, Cadillac BLS and Suzuki SX4 and some Saabs noted as TiD and TTiD (twinturbo version).