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Old 06-06-2020, 07:35 PM   #225
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2009 Astra XR
Default Re: The last Saturn Astra owner.

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Originally Posted by JFS View Post
Kikastra,

This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but I seem to remember it will probably show you most of what you want.

These videos show a guy with his own shop in the UK doing work on an Astra before "selling it on," a little Mike Brewer lingo there. This guy obviously has a conscious and wants to sell a safe and reliable product. His channel has him going through this car and completing repairs of all faults. If I saw these videos, it would make me want to buy this previously rusted and busted Astra H.

He goes into getting the subframe off, then the steering rack, then everything else. The biggest differences I remember are that we have the "electric" rack and the steering here is powered by a double sized pulley off the water pump......I guess I should look at the video again before saying that, but that is my memory, along with two different vendors of steering racks being used interchangeably on this type of Astra.

Have a coffee and enjoy, they are a bit long, but satisfying to watch. The others, too.

Video One: https://youtu.be/qZR6s147CdE

Video Two: https://youtu.be/h6J_NoqFdbs
Thanks, I'll watch them when I have a chance!
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2009 Saturn Astra XR3 5-Speed - 86,000KM
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