Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car

Vektr's Opel And
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 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
   10.2. General information
   10.3. System of ignition
   10.4. Check of system of ignition
   10.5. Rules of care of the accumulator
   10.6. Check of the accumulator
   10.7. Accumulator charging
   10.8. Accumulator
   10.9. System of charging
   10:10. Generator
   10:11. Driving belt of the generator
   10:12. Removal and installation of the generator
   10:13. Generator brushes
   10:14. BOSCH generator
   10:15. Small-sized DELCO-REMY generator
   10:16. System of start of the engine
   10:17. Starter
   10:18. Removal and installation of a starter
   10:19. Ignition coil
   10:20. Cover and rotor of the distributor of ignition
   10:21. Distributor of ignition (SOHC model)
   10:22. Distributor of ignition (DOHC model)
   + 10:23. Repair of the distributor of ignition
   10:24. Check and adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
   10:25. Fine tuning of the moment of ignition under the used fuel grade
   10:26. Electronic modules
   10:27. MSTS-i elements
   10:28. Sensor of speed/provision of a bent shaft (model of 1,8 l)
   10:29. Motronic system elements
   10:30. Sensor of a detonation (DOHC model)
   10:31. DIS module
   10:32. Sensor of phases of the camshaft (C20 XE engine)
   10:33. System of prestarting heating
   10:34. Glow plugs
+ 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


10:33. System of prestarting heating


In each vortex camera of an ustanavla the glow plug is howled. Glow plugs are used at start of the cold engine. Giving of tension to glow plugs is run a timer in combination with diesel an electron by the ny control device – system of injection.

The control lamp in a combination of devices burns during the work of candles of an incandescence. After switching off of a lamp the engine can be started. Tension to glow plugs moves within several seconds after inclusion of a control lamp. If the attempt to start the engine after switching off of a lamp does not become, the timer disconnects tension from incandescence candles to avoid a discharge of the accumulator and an overheat of candles of an incandescence.

The fuel filter is also equipped with an element of heating which is established between the filter and a casing and is operated system of prestarting heating. The element of heating joins if temperature of the fuel passing through the filter is less than 5 °C and is switched off after when temperature of fuel reaches 16 °C.


1. Connect the voltmeter between the feeding tire of candles of an incandescence and the earth. Include ignition and check that tension to candles moves in a sootvetstvo a yushchy interval of time.
2. At the air temperature of 20 °C time intervals of giving of tension to glow plugs have to make 3 sec. at which the control lamp burns. Time of burning of a control lamp increases at lower temperatures and decreases at temperature increase. If tension moves to glow plugs, the relay and an electrical wiring means are serviceable.
3. Using a tester, check integrity of candles of an incandescence, checking resistance between contact in the top part of a candle and the candle case. Сопротив leny glow plugs it is less than 1 Ohm and if the tester shows bigger resistance, the glow plug is faulty.