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

17.7. Cowl


Removal of a cowl from the car

1. Open a cowl and record it in open situation.
2. If under a cowl the illumination lamp is established, remove a weight wire from the accumulator, then remove a lamp from a cowl and disconnect electric wires. For simplification of tightening of an electrical wiring at installation of a cowl tie a long thin cord to wires and after extraction of wires from cavities of a cowl leave a cord in a cowl.
3. Similarly take hoses of supply of liquid to a windshield washer.
4. Using a marker, note position of hinges on a cowl.
5. Enclose pure rags under cowl corners to protect a paint and varnish covering of the car at removal of a cowl. Having the assistant, support a cowl, then unscrew the bolts fixing a cowl to hinges and remove a cowl from the car (see rice. Removal of a cowl from the car).
6. At installation of a new cowl rearrange on it from an old cowl all removable details.
7. If necessary unscrew three bolts from each party and remove cowl hinges.


Adjustment of provision of a shock plate of the lock of a cowl
7 – lock-nut;
8 – spring;
9 – washer;
10 – bolt of a shock plate
x = 40,0 – 45,0 mm are also measured from the cowl panel to a washer (9)

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

1. Level a cowl according to earlier made tags and screw bolts.
2. For a cord involve electric wires and hoses in a cowl.
3. If the shock plate of the lock of a cowl was removed, adjust its situation according to rice. Adjustment of provision of a shock plate of the lock of a cowl also tighten a lock-nut.
4. Adjust the provision of a cowl so that at the closed cowl the gap on perimeter of a cowl was identical from all directions. For adjustment of a forward part of a cowl on height it is necessary to screw in or unscrew the rubber pillows located in a forward part of a cowl.