Advice 1: How to change front strut on the Lada Kalina

Knock in the area of the wheel housings or leaking fluid on the front strut of the car Lada Kalina indicate the need to replace them. This process is quite time consuming, but it is quite possible to hold their own.
Set of front struts
About a day before the start of work, all connections of the a-pillar of the car Lada Kalina to be treated with lubricant WD–40, this will facilitate the loosening of nuts, soured and will allow you to change the front rack.


Please prepare the necessary tools and devices:

Wrenches 13, 17, 19, special wrench for the top nut of the shock absorber.
You will also need a spring puller, a device for steering a wheel of the finger thrust, Jack, wheel wrench.

Work order

Car set on flat ground, to put under the rear wheels and wheel bars brake Parking brake. Loosen the bolts of the front wheels.

Front suspension struts are replaced only as a pair. If the failed one, changing both, regardless of the state of the other.

Jacking the front of the vehicle, and to substitute stops and remove the front wheels. In order to avoid short circuits, disconnect terminals and remove the battery.

Remove from the bracket on the a-pillar rubber seal along with the brake hose. On the car system ABS is required to disconnect and remove the wheel speed sensor.

Straighten and pull the cotter pin retaining bracket nut ball joint tie rod. Loosen and remove the nut finger ball joint from the steering knuckle-front. For a wheel to use a special puller, hammering is strongly discouraged.

To remember or sketch the position of the upper eccentric bolt in the strut bracket, to the Assembly install the bolt in the same position. This would roughly save the setting alignment.

Remove the two nuts and remove both bolts securing the strut to the steering knuckle. Bring the eye of the knuckle bracket a-pillar.

Inside the engine compartment remove the three nuts securing the strut to the front glass. Hold the strut from falling out! Pull the rack down through the gap under the front wheel.

An arrow located on the upper part of the strut should point forward.

Install the front telescopic shock strut in the reverse order. When installing be sure to install the eccentric washer in the same position and hold the bolt from turning, tighten the nut.

After completing all installation work, be sure to check and adjust the angles of wheel alignment on a special stand.

Advice 2: If not start Lada Kalina

Your car is hard to start, or even refuses to do it? The reasons can be many and one of them, a fairly common failure in the fuel module.
If not start Lada Kalina

You turned on the ignition,but instead of a smooth engine operation suddenly heard that the starter is at idle. Try to turn off the ignition and after 40 seconds turn it on again. When you enable listen to the fuel pump. In Kalina, it is submersible and located inside the gas tank, under the rear seat.

If the situation is repeated, do not be nervous, do not panic. Start with a purge of cylinders. Perhaps before your machine is signalled you fault and too plant is not the first time and you want to help her, when you start to squeeze the accelerator pedal, resulting in "the Bay" candles. In this case, the blowing cylinders will help you to dry the spark plugs.

If this procedure helped a little, and you just feel that the car seems to lack "power" to start, then this could be a problem in the fuel module, which consists of a plastic Cup, cap, fuel pump, holder, fuel pump, pressure regulator, two corrugated tubes, filter mesh, float and fuel level sensor.

Often the fault that the car is hard to start or won't start at all, is a fracture of one of the tubes. Over time, they are like frozen and they appear microcracks. Also over time, failures in the DUT, and as it turned out, in practice,this item is for Lada Kalina is a real defetsit!

And since it is not always possible to immediately determine the cause of deterioration of vehicle operation, the fuel pump in case of occurrence of cracks in gofrirovannyi tubes have to work in a higher mode, which speeds up its deterioration.

In this case, the appropriateness to change the entire fuel module Assembly. Besides, the amount is not very expensive and you will save your time in search of parts to it.

Opening the hatch under the rear seat, you will get access to the module. Otsoedinaut pad wires by pressing on the spring clips, disconnect alternately the lugs of the fuel tubes from the fittings of the cover of the fuel module,put a screwdriver in the protrusion clamping ring so that the blade of the screwdriver simultaneously included into the recess in the flange of the fuel tank,wherein the ring is slightly rotated counterclockwise.Moving the screwdriver to the other ledges, gradually turns the ring. This is the most difficult part of the replacement module.Take out the fuel module from the tank when removing the float, be careful not to break it. Serviceable spare parts someone may find useful. Remove the rubber gasket, inspect it for wear and damage.

The installation of a new fuel module carry out in the reverse sequence.
When you install the module into the tank, the arrow on the fuel cap module must be sent back (towards trunk). The arrows on the fittings of the flap of the module indicate the direction of fuel movement.

Fuel tubing fits on the fittings of the module until it clicks spring clamps. Connecting the terminal wire to the negative battery terminal, start up the engine and check tightness of connections of fuel tubes.

That's all, enjoy smooth engine and power your car!
Good luck way!

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