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
- 15. Brake system
   15.2. General information
   15.3. Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   15.4. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   + 15.5. Replacement of front brake shoes
   15.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes
   + 15.7. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum brakes
   15.8. Replacement of brake shoes of the emergency brake on back disk brakes
   15.9. Support of a forward brake
   15:10. Support of a back disk brake
   15:11. Brake disk
   15:12. Forward brake disk
   15:13. A back brake disk on models with SOHC engines
   15:14. A back brake disk on models with DOHC engines
   15:15. Brake drum
   15:16. Back working brake cylinder
   15:17. Brake board of a back brake
   15:18. Protection cover of a forward brake disk
   15:19. Main brake cylinder
   15:20. Repair of the main brake cylinder (model without ABS)
   15:21. Vacuum amplifier of brakes
   15:22. Hydraulic ABS modulator
   15:23. The ABS sensors installed on wheels
   15:24. ABS control unit
   15:25. ABS relay (only ABS-2E system)
   15:26. Valves of adjustment of pressure
   15:27. Brake pipelines and hoses
   15:28. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   + 15:29. Cable of the emergency brake
   15:30. Lever of the emergency brake
   15:31. Brake pedal
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions


15.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes


Use of a template for check of an arrangement of dredging in the piston


1. In the presence take off caps of wheels, then weaken bolts of fastening of back wheels. Lift a back part of the car and record on supports. Remove back wheels.
2. Check a state and thickness of overlays of brake shoes of back wheels. Even if the limit of wear was reached by only one brake shoe, replace back brake shoes in a set.


Expression of pins of fastening of back brake shoes

Removal of the spring supporting brake shoes

1. Note an arrangement of the spring supporting brake shoes then, using a steel core or the screw-driver, from the outer side squeeze out the lower and top fingers of fastening of brake shoes (see rice. Expression of pins of fastening of back brake shoes).
2. Remove the spring supporting brake shoes (see rice. Removal of the spring supporting brake shoes).
3. Take away brake shoes from a brake disk, then flat-nose pliers take the external brake shoe and laying established between a brake shoe and the holder of a support.
4. Take an internal brake shoe and laying.


1. Purify dust and dirt from a support, and a rust from edge of a brake disk. If blocks are suitable for further operation, clear them, using a wire brush and rags.
2. If new brake shoes are established, press the piston into a support a wooden core or the handle of the hammer. At the same time you watch that the piston did not warp also the surfaces of the piston and a boot were not damaged. At a piston vdviganiye brake fluid is forced out from the brake cylinder in a broad tank therefore constantly watch liquid level in a tank, and if necessary pump out its small amount from a tank.
3. Check that dredging in the piston is located at an angle 23 ° to the horizontal line. If necessary turn the piston in required position.
4. Apply a thin film of lubricant for the brake system on the top and lower end faces of the metal basis of brake shoes.
5. Establish brake shoes in a support. Check that blocks freely move in a support.
6. Establish the spring supporting brake shoes then from the inside implant fingers of fastening of brake shoes. At the same time at the same time press the spring supporting brake shoes.
7. Similarly replace brake shoes on the second wheel.
8. Establish wheels and lower the car on the earth. Tighten bolts of fastening of a wheel the required moment.
9. Several times press a brake pedal that brake shoes nestled on a brake disk.
10. Check the level of brake fluid in a tank.
11. After installation of new brake shoes avoid sharp braking during the first 160 km of a run of the car.