Opel Kadett 1984 – 1991 Haynes Service and Repair Manual

The Opel Kadett repair manual is supplied with hundreds of detailed photos so that the reader can master the text as quickly as possible and follow the instructions for using, maintaining or repairing his four-wheel partner exactly. There are consistent descriptions of preventive procedures within the framework of technical maintenance, their regulations, and features of implementation with various tools and materials.

In the final chapter of the manual presents all the Opel Kadett wiring diagrams, which are part of a detailed chapter on the car’s electrical equipment. As a rule, the technical literature is acquired by people who are ready for independent actions with the car – diagnostics and repair of Opel Kadett, because repairing the car with their own hands gives new opportunities, spares the driver’s nerves, saves his finances and time. You can also discuss the exact stages of the upcoming repair with the master of the service center, to be sure of the expediency of the repair and the exact cost of services.

The second generation Opel Kadett is available with four petrol engines: 1.2 litre OHV and 1.3, 1.6 and 1.8 litre OHC. The 1.8 litre versions are fitted with fuel injection. A 1.6 diesel engine is also available, but is not dealt with in this manual. Both OHV and OHC engines are well proven designs and, provided regular maintenance is carried out, are unlikely to give trouble. The Estate is only fitted with the 1.3 or 1.6 engine. A Van is available, and with the exception of the version which has leaf spring rear suspension, closely resembles the passenger car range. Transmission and running gear follow established Opel front-wheel-drive practice. Manual transmission is either four or five-speed; automatic transmission is available on most models. These are attractive, comfortable, well-equipped vehicles, requiring minimal maintenance, with most service and repair tasks being straightforward.


  • Introduction to the Vauxhall Astra
  • Acknowledgements
  • Safety First!
  • Roadside Repairs
  • Jacking and vehicle support
  • Towing
  • Wheel changing
  • Identifying leaks
  • Booster battery (jump} starting
  • Weekly checks
  • Introduction
  • Underbonnet check points
  • Engine oil level check
  • Coolant level check
  • Screen washer fluid level check
  • Brake fluid level check
  • Power steering fluid level check
  • Electrical system check
  • Battery check
  • Wiper blade check
  • Tyre condition and pressure check
  • Lubricants and fluids
  • Capacities
  • Tyre pressures
  • Routine Maintenance and Servicing
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Introduction
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Servicing Specifications
  • OHV Engine
  • OHC Engine
  • DOHC (16-valve) Engine
  • Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
  • Fuel and exhaust system – carburettor models
  • Fuel and exhaust systems – fuel injected models
  • Starting and charging systems
  • Contact breaker ignition system
  • Electronic (breakerless) ignition systems
  • Transmission
  • Clutch
  • Manual transmission
  • Automatic transmission
  • Driveshafts
  • Brakes and Suspension
  • Braking system
  • Suspension and steering
  • Body Equipment
  • Bodywork and fittings
  • Body electrical system
  • Wiring Diagrams
  • Dimensions and weights
  • Conversion Factors
  • Buying spare parts
  • Vehicle identification numbers
  • General Repair Procedures
  • Tools and Working Facilities
  • MOT Test Checks
  • Checks carried out from the driver’s seat
  • Checks carried out with the vehicle on the ground
  • Checks carried out with the vehicle raised
  • Checks carried out on your vehicle’s exhaust emission system
  • Fault Diagnosis

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 264

Opel Kadett 1984 – 1991 Haynes Service and Repair Manual