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


10.6. Check of the accumulator


It is necessary to make check of density of electrolyte in the accumulator each 3 months to define load ability of the accumulator.

Check is made by the densitometer. When determining density of electrolyte it is necessary to consider accumulator temperature. At a temperature of electrolyte below 15 °C on everyone 10 ° less than this temperature subtract value 0.007 from the measured density. For everyone 10 ° over 15 ° add 0.007.

Electrolyte density in the accumulator has to be in the following limits:
It is above 25 °C
It is below 25 °C
Full charge
1,210 – 1,230
1,270 – 1,290
Charging for 70%
1,170 – 1,190
1,230 – 1,250
1,050 – 1,070
1,110 – 1,130

Measure density of electrolyte in each can. The difference in density 0,04 or more between two any banks indicates loss of electrolyte or sulphation of plates.

If electrolyte density between two any banks differs more, than on 0,04 accumulator is subject to replacement. If density of electrolyte is lower demanded, but identical in all banks, the accumulator needs to be charged.

In case of use the neobsluzhivaa of the my accumulator can check a condition of the accumulator only the voltmeter. In accumulators with the built-in indicator of degree of state of charge the condition of the accumulator is determined by color of the indicator. Green color of the indicator corresponds to a full charge of the accumulator. Black color of the indicator indicates the need of accumulator charging. Blue color of the indicator testifies to the low level of electrolyte in the accumulator.