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
      If the engine is not started even if the starter works normally
      Start from an external source (other car)
      Replacement of a wheel
      Check of tightness of connections
      - Places of weekly checks
         Electric system
         Level of engine oil
         Level of cooling liquid
         Screen wiper brushes
         Windscreen washer liquid level
         Level of brake fluid
         Liquid level in system of steering with the amplifier
         Tires and check of pressure in tires
   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


Tires and check of pressure in tires


Tires are the only parts of the car which constantly are in contact with the road and even the total contact surface of all tires small. Therefore it is regularly necessary to carry out a careful inspection of tires as also own safety and safety of other participants in traffic to a large extent depends on a condition of tires.

Continuous check of a condition of tires will allow to find in due time intensive wear and to remove its cause that will allow to avoid more serious consequences.

With uneven wear of tires it is necessary to find the reason of it and to eliminate it.

• Check tires for existence of cuts, punctures and foreign objects in tires. Places of leak of air from the tire can be defined by soapsuds.

• Carefully survey internal lateral face of each tire on existence of traces of brake fluid.

The required pressure in tires prolongs the term of its service and therefore it needs to be checked regularly. You make control of pressure in tires only on cold tires.

Check of level of wear of protectors of tires
Tires of wheels it is necessary not delay mechanism but to replace if the special indexes (V) which are below at the bottom of a protector as a result of wear are made even to a tire protector surface.

The provision of indexes is designated by a triangular tag on an onboard wall of the tire (A).

Measurement of depth of the drawing of a protector of the tire
Depth of the drawing of a protector of tires can be controlled by special adaptation and at achievement of extreme wear of the tire it is necessary to replace.

Check of pressure in tires
Check of pressure in tires is made only on cold tires. Optimum pressure in tires increases service life of tires and operational parameters of the car.

Types of wear of a protector

Side wear of a protector

Low pressure in the tire (wear from two parties)

Low pressure in the tire leads to continuous deformation of the tire and the wrong contact of the tire with the surface of the road. At the same time the cord of the tire strongly wears out and coupling of the tire with a paving decreases. Also because of an overheat of the tire there can be its gap.

Wrong corner of disorder (wear on the one hand)

It is necessary to make repair of a suspension bracket.

Overcoming turns at a high speed

It is necessary to reduce speed on turns.

Wear of a protector in the center

High pressure in the tire

With a pressure in the tire norms are much higher, there is an intensive wear of a protector in the center of the tire, coupling of the tire with a paving decreases, the tire does not extinguish roughness of the road therefore all blows are transferred to a body and the probability of a rupture of the tire increases.

• Check and bring to norm pressure in tires.

In certain cases it is necessary to increase pressure in tires, in particular, at the movement at high speeds or with big loading, at the same time do not forget to bring pressure to norm at normal operation of the car.

Uneven wear

Tires on forward wheels can unevenly wear out from communication with not coaxiality of wheels. At the same time it is necessary to adjust the angles of installation of wheels.

Wheels are not balanced

• Balance wheels.