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
- 17. Body
   17.2. General information
   17.3. Security measures when carrying out welding works
   17.4. Care of a body
   17.5. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   17.6. Repair of strong damages of a body
   17.7. Cowl
   17.8. Cowl lock
   17.9. Cowl lock cable
   17:10. Trunk lid (Sedan models)
   17:11. Lock of a trunk lid (Sedan model)
   17:12. Cylinder of the lock of a trunk lid (Sedan model)
   17:13. Back door (Hatchback models)
   17:14. Lock of a back door (Hatchback model)
   17:15. Cylinder of the lock of a back door (Hatchback model)
   17:16. Racks of a back door (Hatchback model)
   17:17. Doors
   17:18. Door upholstery
   17:19. Internal handle of opening of a door
   17:20. External handle of opening of a door
   17:21. Door lock cylinder
   17:22. Door lock
   17:23. Limiter of opening of a door
   17:24. Wind and back flew down
   17:25. Back triangular window leaves
   17:26. Door glass
   17:27. Window regulators
   17:28. External rear-view mirror
   17:29. Bumpers
   17:30. Front grille
   17:31. Windshield deflector
   17:32. Wheel arch inserts
   17:33. Lower protective plate (mudguard) of the engine
   17:34. Folding shutter of a fuel-filling mouth of the fuel tank
   + 17:35. Hatch elements
   17:36. Finishing of an interior
   + 17:37. Panels of finishing of the dashboard
   17:38. Central console
   17:39. Ceiling
   17:40. Sitting (without mechanisms of a tension of seat belts)
   17:41. Seat belts
   17:42. Seat belt tension mechanism
   17:43. Forward sitting with the seat belt tension mechanism
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions

17.4. Care of a body


Check of a condition of a body has to be made regularly. Otherwise corrosion of certain sites of a body can lead to its strong damage and further expensive repair. It is also important to pay attention to parts of the car inaccessible to an external look, for example, to the bottom, arches of wheels and the lower part of a motor compartment, and also the parts of a body hidden under an upholstery. A basic element at care of a body is its sink. Before a wash of the car soak insects and remove from a body surface. Plentifully use water. Use a soft sponge or a soft brush. The varnish covering cannot be washed with a stream with a strong pressure. Pour over the car from a hose and wash away dirt from top to down. Often rinse a sponge. Wipe the car with pure rags. Apply only the good degreasing washing substances. For the purpose of protection for a sink add the washing preservatives to water. It is forbidden to wash and dry the car in the sun, otherwise on a varnish surface there will be spots. Salt with which roads strew makes harmful effects on a car body.


After a wash of the car because of humidity efficiency of action of brakes decreases. It is recommended to dry brake disks to a kratkovra mine pressing a brake pedal in a start of motion.


Preservation cannot be made in the open sun.

Purely washed up and dried up varnish covering needs to be processed every 3 month the preserving means to protect the surface of the car from atmospheric influences by creation of a pore-free water-repellent wax layer.

At once to remove the flowed-out fuel, oil or lubricant, and also brake fluid, otherwise color of a varnish covering will change.

Processing of a surface needs to be repeated if water does not gather in drops, and spreads on a surface. Regular processing by the preserving means promotes long preservation of gloss of a varnish covering.

There is also other possibility of protection of varnish coverings - by means of the washing preservatives. However washing консерван you provide reliable protection of varnish coverings only in case are used at each wash of the car and at least, than in 2-3 weeks.

After use of the washing (foam-forming) means additional processing of a surface by preservatives especially is recommended.


Polishing of a varnish surface is necessary only in case it faded owing to insufficient leaving, influence of dust, harmful gases, weather conditions, and the preserving means cannot restore its gloss.

It is not necessary to apply rough полировоч ny pastes and chemically active polishing means, despite a predvaritel but good results.

Before polishing the car needs to be washed up and to dry up carefully. To further adhere to the instruction for use of the polishing means.

To make polishing small sites in order to avoid premature drying of polish. After processing of a surface some polishing means it is necessary to make additional preservation. It is forbidden to polish in the open sun. Opaque varnish surfaces cannot be processed the preserving and polishing means.

Removal of spots of pitch

Pitch quickly diffundirut in varnish coverings, and it is impossible to remove it completely already. Fresh spots of pitch can be removed with the soft rag moistened in flushing gasoline. In case of emergency it is possible to use usual gasoline, kerosene or turpentine.

Removal of insects

Insects contain substances which can damage a varnish film if quickly not to remove them. Insects can be washed away only the weak slightly warm soap or washing solution or by means of special means for removal of insects.

Removal of construction solutions

Splashes of construction materials are washed away by slightly warm solution of neutral detergents. Not to rub strongly, otherwise it is possible to scratch a varnish covering. Then carefully to rinse with clear water.

Care of details from искусствен ny materials

Plastic details, sitting from imitation leather, a headlight, and also it is possible to wash the details painted in opaque black color with water with addition of special detergents. It is not recommended to wet. Plastic details can be processed if necessary special cleaners. Not to use nitrosolvent or gasoline at all.

Sink of glasses


When using silikonosoderzhashchy means for cleaning of varnish coverings it is impossible to wipe with them glasses. At dispersion of silikonosoderzhashchy aerosols of glass it is necessary to close a cardboard or other materials.

To wipe glasses with a pure soft rag from the internal and outer side. At strong pollution it is possible to use alcohol or liquid ammonia and warm water, and also special means for purification of glasses. At a windshield sink to lift screen wipers up.

Care of rubber consolidations

Periodically to strew the condensing or sliding surfaces with talc or to spray silicone аэрозолью. It will keep their elasticity and will exclude a scratch when closing doors. It is possible to eliminate unpleasant sounds, having wiped the adjoining surfaces with liquid soap.

Disks of wheels

Disks of wheels from light metals demand leaving, especially in cold season. For this purpose it is possible to use special means for cleaning of disks. Not to apply active, acidiferous, silnoshchelochny and rough cleaners or water with a temperature over + 60 °C.

Seat belts

Seat belts should be washed with weak alkaline solution, without removing them. Not to subject them to dry cleaning which can cause destruction of fibers. To twist belts with automatic winding in the dried-up state, if necessary to use special an aerosol for the best sliding. It is not recommended to dry belts at a temperature over 80 °C and in the open sun.

Coverings from fabric

To clean soft seats the vacuum cleaner or a rigid brush. Strongly polluted sitting to clear dry foam. To process fat and oil spots pure gasoline or stain remover. Cleaner cannot be poured directly on fabric. The spot is removed by a wipe it on a contour from edge of a spot to the center. Other pollution can be removed, using slightly warm soap water.


At use of liquid detergents in the car try not to pereuvlazhnit the cleaned surface.