Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Rear axle assembly - removal and refitting

Removal

1. Slacken the rear wheel bolts, raise and support the rear of the vehicle and remove the rear wheels.

2. On vehicles with a level control system, depressurise it at the filling valve.

3. Disconnect the handbrake cable at the equaliser yoke and free it from the underbody guides.

4. Unhook the rear part of the exhaust system from its rubber mountings.

5. Disconnect the brake flexible hose at the rear axle brackets. Plug or cap the hoses to reduce fluid spillage.

6. On Estate and Van models, unbolt the brake pressure regulating valve spring bracket.

7. Remove the rear springs.

8. Support the centre of the rear axle with a jack and a block of wood or a cradle. Unhook the axle arm mountings from the underbody (see illustration) and lower the jack. An assistant should steady the assembly whilst it is being unbolted and lowered.

Suspension and steering
Axle arm mounting nut and bolt (arrowed)

9. Pass the handbrake cable over the exhaust system and remove the axle assembly.

10. Strip the axle of brake components, hubs, anti-roll bar etc, if needed for transfer to a new axle.

Refitting

11. With the aid of an assistant, offer the new axle to the vehicle, remembering to pass the handbrake cable over the exhaust system.

Insert the axle arm mounting bolts, but do not tighten them yet.

12. Fit the springs and secure the shock absorbers.

13. Reconnect the brake flexible hoses, then bleed the hydraulic system.

14. On Estate and Van models, secure the brake pressure regulating valve spring bracket.

15. Secure the exhaust system to its mountings.

16. Secure the handbrake cable to its guides and to the yoke.

17. Adjust the rear wheel bearings.

18. Adjust the brakes by making at least 10 applications of the brake pedal, then adjust the handbrake.

19. Fit the roadwheels, lower the vehicle and tighten the wheel bolts.

20. Load the vehicle by having two assistants sit in the front seats, then tighten the axle arm mounting bolts to the specified torque.

21. When a level control system is fitted, inflate it to 0.8 bar.

    Rear springs - removal and refitting
    1. Rear springs should be renewed in pairs. 2. On vehicles with a level control system, depressurise it at the filling valve. 3. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle. Hatchback and Saloon 4. ...

    Rear axle mounting bushes - renewal
    1. The mounting bushes must always be renewed in pairs. Without doubt the opportunity should be taken to renew them if the axle is removed for some other reason. They can be renewed with the axl ...

    See also:

    Opel Corsa Owners Manual. Keys, Car Pass
    Keys Replacement keys The key number is specified in the Car Pass or on a detachable tag. The key number must be quoted when ordering replacement keys as it is a component of the ...


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