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
24bec775


16.4. Forward lower frame

GENERAL INFORMATION

Prevention

At removal of the lower forward frame it is necessary to use the device for support of the engine. For removal of spherical hinges it is necessary to use a stripper of spherical hinges. At installation of the spherical hinge it is necessary to use the new forelock fixing a nut of fastening of the spherical hinge from unscrewing.


Removal

Arrangement of a forward bolt of fastening of the lower forward frame

Arrangement of a bolt of fastening of a back part of the lower forward frame which also fixes a back part of the lower lever

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. The lower forward frame is removed together with the lower levers and the stabilizer of cross stability.
2. Before removal of the lower forward frame support engine weight from the left support. For support of the engine use the special tool shown on rice. Use of the special Opel tool No. KM-263 for support of the engine. Alternatively support engine weight, using the load-lifting mechanism.
3. In the presence take off caps of forward wheels, then weaken bolts of fastening of wheels. Tighten the emergency brake, then lift a forward part of the car and fix on supports. Remove forward wheels.
4. Remove a reception exhaust pipe. On models with DOHC engines unscrew the arm supporting a hose of the oil heater from the right side of a submotor frame.
5. On the one hand the car take the forelock, then unscrew a koronchaty nut, the fixing pin of the spherical hinge which connects the lower lever from a resistant forward suspension bracket.
6. Using a stripper of spherical hinges, take the spherical hinge from a rotary fist.
7. Similarly remove the second spherical hinge on the other side of the car.
8. Check reliability of support of the engine, then unscrew two nuts fixing a back support of the power unit to the lower forward frame.
9. Support by a jack through wooden whetstone the lower forward frame.
10. Unscrew six bolts fixing the lower forward frame to the car bottom. At the same time keep in mind that back bolts also fix the lower levers of a forward suspension bracket (see rice. An arrangement of a forward bolt of fastening of the lower forward frame, the Arrangement of a bolt of fastening of a back part of the lower forward frame which also fixes a back part of the lower lever).
11. Lower a jack with the lower forward frame and take a frame from under the car.
12. If necessary remove the stabilizer of cross stability and the lower levers of a forward suspension bracket from the lower forward frame.

Installation

Installation is made in the sequence, the return to removal taking into account the next moments...

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. If acted, establish a stabiliz of Torahs of cross stability and the lower levers of a forward suspension bracket.
2. Tighten all nuts and bolts the required moment. At the same time you remember that bolts of fastening of a back part of the lower frame to the bottom of the car have to drag on in several stages.
3. Record nuts, the fixing pins of spherical hinges new forelocks.
4. Establish a reception exhaust pipe.
5. On models with DOHC engines establish an arm of support of a hose of the oil heater on the right side of the lower forward frame.
6. Establish wheels and lower the car on the earth. Tighten bolts of fastening of wheels the required moment.