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


System of the CU (Traction Control)


The system of the CU (Traction Control System), system of automatic control and the prevention of a skid and skidding, warns, irrespective of a condition of a paving and coupling of tires with the road, skidding of driving wheels.

This system watches the frequency of rotation of all wheels and reduces the engine capacity as soon as one of driving wheels begins to revolve. If necessary, the revolving driving wheel is braked. Thanks to it, in particular in the presence of snow cover and ice, and also on a wet or slippery roadbed, stability of the car at the movement increases and efficiency of transfer of the bringing effort of a road surface.

Process of regulation by means of system of the CU is induced by a signaling device blinking. During process of regulation engine capacity decreases (the sound of operation of the engine changes).

The system of the CU is made active as soon as ignition joins.

• At the included ignition the signaling device burns.
• It will go out in several seconds after the system carries out self-checking.
• The system of the CU is made active now and can at any speed of the movement in a combination with the anti-blocking device of the ABS brake system carry out the task.

The system is not efficient if:

• after inclusion of ignition the signaling device does not light up;
• after inclusion of ignition the signaling device will not go out;
• the signaling device constantly burns during the movement;
• in the anti-blocking device to the ABS brake system there is a malfunction.

In case of malfunction, perhaps, continuation of the movement. Stability of the car at the movement can, depending on acceleration and a condition of a road surface, owing to skidding of driving wheels to go down.

Shutdown of system of the CU

In special situations when skidding of driving wheels is required, for example

• the movement with chains of antisliding or
• movement on deep snow or
• "rocking" in deep snow, happens expedient to disconnect system of the CU by means of a key of the CU:

Shutdown is displayed by burning of a signaling device of the CU.

• By repeated pressing a key of the CU or at each inclusion of ignition the system joins again.