Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



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+ 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



16.2. General information

Forward suspension bracket on all models

1 – MacPherson rack;
2 – lower lever of a forward suspension bracket;
3 – lower frame;
4 – stabilizer of cross stability


Back suspension bracket on models with SOHC engines (model with back drum brakes)

1 – shock-absorber;
2 – longitudinal lever of a back suspension bracket;
3 – back torsion beam;
4 – barrel-shaped spring


Back suspension bracket on models with DOHC engines

1 – cross beam of a back suspension bracket;
2 – diagonal lever;
3 – barrel-shaped springs;
4 – stabilizer of cross stability;
5 – shock-absorber;
6 – arm of fastening of a cross beam;
7 – back beam

The independent forward suspension bracket like MacPherson includes cylindrical springs and compound telescopic shock-absorbers. Racks of MacPherson fasten to the lower cross levers of a suspension bracket by means of spherical hinges. On rotary fists wheel bearings, brake supports and a nave are installed. The lower levers and the stabilizer of cross stability via rubber plugs fastens to a removable U-shaped lower frame on which the back support of the power unit (see rice also fastens. A forward suspension bracket on all models).

At such design of a forward suspension bracket course stability of the car when braking increases and the drift when one party of the car moves on a slippery surface, and another on a hard coating is excluded.

The back suspension bracket on models with SOHC engines of dependent type consists of a back torsion beam and longitudinal levers with barrel-shaped springs and telescopic shock-absorbers. On some models the stabilizer of cross stability which fastens to a back torsion beam and to longitudinal levers of a back suspension bracket (see rice is installed. A back suspension bracket on models with SOHC engines (model with back drum brakes)).

The self-regulating back suspension bracket is established only on a part of cars. Rigidity of a suspension bracket depends on air pressure in pneumatic shock-absorbers. The valve of adjustment of pressure of air in pneumatic shock-absorbers is located in the luggage compartment.

The back suspension bracket on models with DOHC engines of independent type also consists of diagonal levers with бочкообраз ny springs, telescopic shock-absorbers and the stabilizer of cross stability. The forward ends diagonal levers fasten to a cross beam of a back suspension bracket plugs, and to a back part of levers shock-absorbers fasten. The stabilizer of cross stability is fixed on a cross beam of a back suspension bracket and connected about diagonal by ny levers connecting earrings. The cross beam of a back suspension bracket fastens bolts to the car bottom (see rice. A back suspension bracket on models with DOHC engines).

On cars steering transfer of rack type is established. For turn of forward wheels steering transfer connects to racks of a forward suspension bracket steering drafts.

The steering column consists of the case with a deformable element and a steering shaft which lower end fastens to the elastic coupling.

On some models the amplifier of steering is installed.