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Opel Astra (2004 - 2008)


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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Opel Astra, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Opel Astra. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Opel Astra can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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Videos included with this online manual

  • Rear brake pads replacement
  • Pollen filter replacement
  • Front brake pads replacement
  • Starter motor replacement
  • Headlight bulbs replacement
  • Rear light cluster bulbs replacement
  • Coolant replacement
  • Fluid level checks
  • Air filter change
  • Battery removal & replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Roadside wheel change
  • Rear shock absorber replacement
  • Spark plug replacement

What's covered

What's covered: 


Opel Astra Hatchback 1.4L (1364cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Sport Hatch 1.4L (1364cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Estate 1.4L (1364cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Hatchback 1.6L (1598cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Sport Hatch 1.6L (1598cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Estate 1.6L (1598cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Hatchback 1.8L (1796cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Sport Hatch 1.8L (1796cc) (2004 - 2008)
Opel Astra Estate 1.8L (1796cc) (2004 - 2008)

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.4L (1364cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1.4L (1364cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.4L (1364cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.6L (1598cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1.6L (1598cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.6L (1598cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 1.8L (1796cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 1.8L (1796cc) (2004 - 2008)
Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.8L (1796cc) (2004 - 2008)

Including special/limited editions


Does NOT cover TwinTop models. Does NOT cover 1.6 and 2.0 litre turbo engines, 1.6 litre VVT engine or dual fuel models.

Table of contents

General Information
Chapter 1: Routine maintenance and servicing
Chapter 2: Part A: 1.4 litre engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part B: 1.6 litre engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part C: 1.8 litre engine in-car repair procedures
Chapter 2: Part D: Engine removal and overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Part A: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 4: Part B: Emission control systems
Chapter 5: Part A: Starting and charging systems
Chapter 5: Part B: Ignition system
Chapter 6: Clutch
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission
Chapter 7: Part C: Easytronic transmission
Chapter 8: Driveshafts
Chapter 9: Braking system
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Bodywork and fittings
Chapter 12: Body electrical systems, Wiring diagrams, Reference

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  • Troubleshooting section – quickly find the cause of a problem
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  • Dictionary of automotive terms
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  • Conversion calculator – imperial and metric units


The Vauxhall Astra Mk5 was introduced in May 2004. It was initially available as only a 5-door hatchback, but a 5-door estate and 3-door Sport Hatch version followed later that year. There were 1.4-, 1.6- and 1.8-litre petrol engines available, and the higher-performance versions had 1.6- and 2.0-litre turbocharged engines. A 5-speed manual gearbox was standard, with a 4-speed automatic available as an option on 1.8-litre models. An ‘Easytronic’ manual/automatic transmission is also optionally available on 1.4- and 1.6-litre models. All models have front-wheel drive.