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
- 16. Suspension bracket
   16.2. General information
   16.3. Replacement of the bearing of a forward wheel
   16.4. Forward lower frame
   16.5. Rack of a forward suspension bracket
   16.6. Lower lever of a forward suspension bracket
   16.7. Replacement of plugs of the lower lever of a forward suspension bracket
   16.8. Spherical hinge of the lower lever of a forward suspension bracket
   16.9. Forward stabilizer of cross stability
   16:10. Replacement of plugs of the forward stabilizer of a cross ustoycha of a vost
   16:11. Adjustment of the bearing of a back wheel (SOHC model)
   16:12. Replacement of the bearing of a back wheel (the SOHC model till 1993)
   16:13. Replacement of the hug bearing of a back wheel (model since 1993)
   16:14. A nave of a back wheel (model with the SOHC engine)
   16:15. Back shock-absorber
   16:16. Replacement of rubber elements of fastening of the back shock-absorber
   16:17. Springs of a back suspension bracket (SOHC model)
   16:18. Knot of longitudinal levers of a back suspension bracket (model with SOHC engines)
   16:19. Back stabilizer of cross stability
   16:20. Replacement of the plug of the longitudinal lever of a back suspension bracket
   16:21. The fastener of a back nave (model with SOHC engines)
   16:22. Check of system of the self-leveled back suspension bracket
   16:23. Control system elements self-leveled a back suspension bracket
   16:24. Replacement of the bearing of a back wheel (model with DOHC engines)
   16:25. A nave of a back wheel (model with DOHC engines)
   16:26. Knot of a back suspension bracket (model with DOHC engines)
   16:27. The diagonal lever of a back suspension bracket (model with DOHC engines)
   16:28. Back stabilizer of cross stability
   16:29. Steering wheel
   16:30. Centering of a steering wheel
   16:31. Replacement of the elastic coupling of a shaft of steering transfer
   16:32. Steering column
   16:33. Repair of a steering column
   16:34. Shock-absorber of steering transfer
   + 16:35. Replacement of protection covers of steering transfer
   16:36. Removal of air from system of steering with the amplifier
   16:37. Pump of the amplifier of steering
   16:38. Popolnitelny tank of system of the amplifier of steering
   16:39. Pipes of cooling of liquid of the amplifier of steering
   16:40. Tips of steering draft
   16:41. Steering draft
   16:42. Angles of installation of forward wheels
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions
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SUSPENSION BRACKET

16. Suspension bracket and steering

16.1. Technical characteristic

General information

Type of a forward suspension bracket (all models)
Independent suspension bracket with racks of MacPherson and the stabilizer of cross stability

Type of a back suspension bracket

Models with SOHC engines
Dependent, with a back torsion beam, longitudinal levers, barrel-shaped springs and telescopic shock-absorbers. On some models the stabilizer of cross stability is installed. On some models the system of adjustment of rigidity of a back suspension bracket is installed
Models with DOHC engines
Independent, with diagonal levers, cylindrical springs, telescopic shock-absorbers and the stabilizer of cross stability
Steering type (all models)
Rack steering transfer. On some models the amplifier of steering is installed
Adjusting loading of the car (all models)
70 kg on each forward sitting and half the filled fuel tank
Angles of installation of a forward suspension bracket (adjusting loading):
Disorder corner
- 40' ± 40'
Longitudinal tilt angle rotary шкворня
+ 2 ° ± 1 °
Convergence
+ 15' ± 10'
The maximum distinction between the parties
1 °30' ± 45'
The angles of installation of a back suspension bracket (adjusting loading, after pressing several times a back part of the car):
– models with DOHC engines:
   • disorder corner
- 2 °10' ± 40'
   • convergence
+ 25' + 30'/-20'
– models with SOHC engines:
   • disorder corner
- 1 °40' ± 30'
   • convergence
+ 10' + 30'/-20'

Steering

Transfer number:
– without amplifier of steering
22: 1 or 24,5: 1
– with the amplifier of steering
18: 1
Tension of a belt of the drive of the pump of the amplifier of steering (measurement with the Vauxhall tool):
– new belt
250 – 300 N
– the belt which was in the use
450 N

Wheels and tires

Wheel size:
– all models
5 1/2 J x 13, 5 1/2 J x 14 or 6 J x 15
Size of tires:
– wheels 5 1/2 J x 13
165 R13-82T
– wheels 5 1/2 J x 14
175/70 R14-82T, 195/60 R14-85H or 195/60 R14-85V
– wheels 6 J x 15
195/60 R15-87V or 205/55 R15-87V

Tightening moments

Forward suspension bracket - all models
Stabilizer of cross resistance to the lower forward frame
20 Nanometer
The spherical hinge to the lower lever
60 Nanometer
The spherical hinge of the lower lever to a rack of a forward suspension bracket
70 Nanometer
Forward fastening of the lower lever to the lower frame (horizontal) *:
– stage 1
100 Nanometer
– stage 2
To tighten on a corner 60 – 75 °
Quencher of fluctuations of the lower lever
20 Nanometer
Bolts of fastening of the lower forward frame to a car body *:
– lobbies
115 Nanometer
– central
170 Nanometer
– back:
   • stage 1
100 Nanometer
   • stage 2
To tighten on a corner 75 – 90 °
Top fastening of a rack of a forward suspension bracket
55 Nanometer
Fastening of a rod of the shock-absorber of a rack of a forward suspension bracket
55 Nanometer
Ring nut fastening of the shock-absorber of a rack of a forward suspension bracket
200 Nanometer
Back suspension bracket - models with SOHC engines (with one camshaft of the top arrangement)
Stabilizer of cross stability
30 Nanometer
Fastener of a nave of a back wheel (unattended type):
– stage 1
50 Nanometer
– stage 2
To tighten on a corner 35 – 45 °
Nut of fastening of a nave of a back wheel
25 Nanometer
Lower fastening of the shock-absorber
70 Nanometer
Top fastening of the shock-absorber
20 Nanometer
The nave fastener to the longitudinal lever of a suspension bracket *:
– stage 1
50 Nanometer
– stage 2
To tighten on a corner 35 – 45 °
The longitudinal lever of a suspension bracket to a body
105 Nanometer
Back suspension bracket - models with DOHC engines (with two camshafts of the top arrangement)
Stabilizer of cross stability
22 Nanometer
Arm of fastening of a back cross beam to a body
65 Nanometer
Fastening of a back cross beam to a body
60 Nanometer
Forward cross beam to a body
125 Nanometer
Nave of a back wheel *
300 Nanometer
The diagonal lever to a forward cross beam
100 Nanometer
Lower fastening of the shock-absorber
110 Nanometer
Top fastening of the shock-absorber
20 Nanometer
Steering
Fastening of steering transfer to a partition of a motor compartment
22 Nanometer
Nut of fastening of a steering wheel
25 Nanometer
Steering thirst for steering transfer
95 Nanometer
Clip of a tip of steering draft
20 Nanometer
Tip of steering thirst for the spherical hinge of a forward rack
60 Nanometer
The elastic coupling to a steering shaft
22 Nanometer
Gear wheel of steering transfer
40 Nanometer
Shock-absorber steering transfers
60 Nanometer
The connecting couplings connecting tubes of the amplifier of steering to steering transfer
42 Nanometer
The connecting couplings connecting tubes of the amplifier of steering to the pump
28 Nanometer
The connecting couplings connecting tubes of the amplifier
steering among themselves
28 Nanometer
Fastening of the pump of the amplifier of steering:
– models of 1,6 l till 1992
30 Nanometer
– l models 1,8 and 2,0 till 1992:
   • bolts of "A" and "C" (see the text)
25 Nanometer
   • bolts of "B" (see the text)
40 Nanometer
– models with the SOHC engine since 1993
20 Nanometer
– models with the DOHC engine since 1993
   • bolts "1" and "2" (see the text)
25 Nanometer
   • bolts "3" and "4" (see the text)
18 Nanometer
Pulley of the pump of the amplifier of steering on models of 1,6 l
25 Nanometer
Steering column to a dashboard arm
22 Nanometer
Right top fastening of a steering column
22 Nanometer

* It is necessary to use only new nuts, bolts or forelocks.