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
+ 11. Transmission
+ 12. Mechanical transmission
+ 13. Automatic transmission
- 14. Power shafts
   14.2. General information
   + 14.3. Power shaft
   14.4. Intermediate shaft
   14.5. Replacement of hinges of a power shaft
   14.6. Replacement of covers of hinges of equal angular speeds
+ 15. Brake system
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions

14.2. General information


The torque from the engine on forward wheels is transmitted through two entrance power shafts. On the ends of power shafts hinges of equal angular speeds are installed (CV JOINTS). On a number of models the right power shaft consists of two parts: a power shaft with two CV JOINTS and an intermediate shaft. The intermediate shaft is supported by the bearing which is installed on the arm fixed on a back part of the block of cylinders.

On both ends of power shafts there are vents. The internal ends of power shafts fasten in differential lock rings, and the external ends fasten nuts to naves of forward wheels.

Length of the right power shaft is more, than left. On the right power shaft the quencher of fluctuations can be established.