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


10:34. Glow plugs


1. Remove a weight wire from the accumulator. For improvement of access disconnect a hose of ventilation of a case from a back part of a cover of a head.
2. Unscrew the nuts fixing the tire of giving of tension to glow plugs and remove the tire from glow plugs.
3. Unscrew glow plugs.


1. Check each glow plug for existence of mechanical damages. The burned or destroyed tips of a glow plug can be from a bad stream of dispersion of fuel a nozzle. If there is such damage it is necessary to check and if necessary to replace fuel nozzles.
2. If glow plugs have no mechanical damages, check their electric resistance which owes life less than 1 Ohm.
3. Operability of candles of an incandescence can be checked, giving on them 12 volts. At the same time they have to heat up evenly and for the required time interval. At the same time it is necessary to observe precautions:

• To hold a glow plug специаль a ny clip or flat-nose pliers.

• The electric power-supply circuit of a glow plug has to have the fuse.

• After check the glow plug has to be cooled within several minutes.

4. The glow plug in good shape heats up to reddening of the working horseman within 5 seconds. At longer heating or heating in a middle part, but not on the end of a candle the candle is faulty and is subject to replacement.


1. Installation is made in the sequence, the return to removal.