Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car

Vektr's Opel And
- 1. Maintenance instruction
   Steering wheel
   Seat belt
   Rear-view mirrors
   Ignition lock
   Governing bodies and control devices
   Control lamps of a combination of devices
   Control lamps
   Double information display
   On-board computer
   Body elements
   Windows, hatch
   Heating and ventilation
   Automatic transmission
   Instructions on driving
   Gas station
   Control lamp of electronic system of the engine
   Exhaust system, exhaust gases
   Four-wheel drive
   System of the CU (Traction Control)
   Wheels and tires
   Antisliding chains
   Identification of the car
   Parameters of engines
   Running parameters
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   + Weekly checks and service in way
   Operational materials and liquids
+ 1.1 Maintenance
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Repair of DOHC engines
+ 4. Repair of the diesel engine
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. The fuel and exhaust system of models with system of injection of fuel
+ 8. Exhaust system and system of decrease in toxicity of exhaust gases
+ 9. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
+ 10. Engine electrical systems
+ 11. Transmission
+ 12. Mechanical transmission
+ 13. Automatic transmission
+ 14. Power shafts
+ 15. Brake system
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions


Automatic transmission


After start of the engine and before inclusion of transfers press a brake. Otherwise the car will "gnash". You do not press at the same time the accelerator pedal and a brake. After inclusion of situation "D" the transmission works in economy mode. It is practically possible to go by situation "D" always.

By soft pressing of the accelerator pedal there is an early switching to transfers to economical fuel consumption. Manual switching is necessary only in exceptional cases. "З", "2" and "1" - only if you want to avoid switching to higher transfer or when braking by the engine.

As soon as the road situation allows, to switch to "D".

Provisions of the lever of switching of P, R and N

Р = parking. Forward wheels are blocked. Only at the standing car and the switched-on emergency brake.

R = backing. To include only at the standing car.

N = neutral situation and idling.

In situation "P" or "N" at the tightened emergency brake start the engine. At gear shifting not to press gas.

Step of D

D = long situation for normal conditions of driving on transfers with 1 on 4.

After start of the engine and inclusion the "D" transmission always works in the mode of economic driving.

Step 3

3 = situation for driving on 1, 2 - 3 transfers.

Step 2

2 = situation for driving on 1 - 2 transfers, for example, on the mountain serpentine, at the same time a box does not switch to the 3rd and 4th transfers.

Step 1

1 = situation for the maximum brake effort, for example, on abrupt descents, a box does not switch to transfers higher than 1.

The driving modes with electronic control

• The sports program, transfer switches at high turns: press the key "S" (burns)
• The economic program, transfer switches at low turns:

repeatedly press the key "S"

• The help at start-off from the place.

The help at start-off from the place

At difficulties on slippery roads for start-off from the place press a key (switches only in situation "D" - inclusion control). The car will start on the 3rd transfer.

The help in start-off from the place is turned off:

• At a speed over 80 km/h.

Besides, shutdown is possible at:

• Repeated pressing of a key.

• Manual inclusion "Р", "З", "2" or "1".

• Pressing of a pedal of an accelerator during more than 2 sec.

• Switching off of ignition.

Kickdown - sharp pressing against the stop an accelerator pedal

Pressing of a pedal of an accelerator against the stop: at a speed below a certain value the box switches to lower transfer. It is applied to acceleration with use of full capacity of the engine.
Additional braking by the engine

For use of brake functions of the engine during descent it is timely to include "3", "2" or if that is demanded by a situation, "1" step.

Especially effectively brake action at a step "1". If "1" it is included at too high speed, the box will continue to work at the 2nd transfer until when, for example, due to braking, the point of transition to the 1st transfer is reached.


The included step at a stop with the working engine can be kept.

At a stop on slopes surely involve the parking brake or press a brake pedal - do not hold the car on the place by increase in speed on the included transfer.

At long parking, for example, in a stopper or on moving, switch off the engine.

Before an exit from the car, at first to turn on the parking brake, then switch on "Р" and take the ignition key.


To shake the car which got stuck in sand, dirt, snow or in a ditch for its further advance, it is possible to switch at slightly pressed pedal of an accelerator a control lever between D and R. To hold the frequency of rotation of a shaft of the engine as low as possible and to avoid sharp pressing an accelerator pedal.

The way described above to apply only in exceptional cases.

Exact maneuvering

For exact maneuvering, for example, at the parking, arrival in a garage, etc., it is possible to use effect of slipping on biases. To regulate the speed of the movement an easy otpuskaniye of a pedal of a brake.

Not to involve at the same time the accelerator pedal and brakes at all.



The transmission automatically does not switch.

Transfers 1., 3. and 4. switch manually by means of the lever:

1 = 1st transfer

2 = 3rd transfer

3 = 3rd transfer

D = 4th transfer

N = neutral (idling)

R = backing

Р = parking

If after start of the engine continues to blink, address in специализиро the bathing workshop Opel. The function of self-checking which is built in system will facilitate quick help.