By: Haynes .
Holden Astra AH Series, Diesel
Hatchback, Sport Hatch & Estate with turbo-diesel engines, including special/limited editions
1.3 litre (1248cc), 1.7 litre (1686cc) & 1.9 litre (1910cc)
Production years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Does NOT cover TwinTop models or 'Easytronic' transmission
Repair Manual Description
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of several Astra vehicles in Haynes' Project Workshop, this manual can help you understand, care for and repair your Astra. It includes the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Holden Astra can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
- Maintenance Simple weekly checks to keep you on the road
- Servicing Includes service interval indicator reset procedure
- Fault finding Pinpoint specific problems easily
- The MoT Step-by-step test checks
- Brakes Safety checks and repairs for the home mechanic
- Electrics Easy-to-read wiring diagrams
- Haynes tips Valuable short cuts make many tasks easier
Holden Astra Introduction
The Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H model was introduced in the UK in May 2004 as a replacement for the previous Astra, the 'G' model. It is available in 3- and 5-door Hatchback and Estate versions with 1.3, 1.7 and 1.9 litre diesel engines and various petrol engines (not covered in this manual). The 1.3 and 1.7 litre engines are all DOHC 16-valve units, whereas the 1.9 litre engines are available in either SOHC 8-valve, or DOHC 16-valve form.
According to engine type, the manual gearbox is of the five- or six-speed all synchromesh type, with a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission optionally available on 1.9 litre SOHC 8-valve models. All models have front-wheel-drive with fully-independent front suspension, and semi-independent rear suspension with a torsion beam and trailing arms.
A wide range of standard and optional equipment is available within the Astra range to suit most tastes, including electro/hydraulic power steering, air conditioning, remote central locking, electric windows, electric sunroof, anti-lock braking system, electronic alarm system and supplemental restraint systems.
For the home mechanic, the Astra is a relatively straightforward vehicle to maintain, and most of the items requiring frequent attention are easily accessible.