Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



Vektr's Opel And
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 1.1 Maintenance
   1.2. Frequency of service
   + 1.3. 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
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions



1.2. Frequency of service

GENERAL INFORMATION

Motor compartment with the engine of 1,6 l of 1989 (engine 16 SV)

1 – identification plate;
2 – case of the air filter;
3 – rack of a forward suspension bracket;
4 – broad tank;
5 – a tank for brake fluid;
6 – fuel pump;
7 – steering rack transfer;
8 – octane proofreader;
9 – washer reservoir;

10 – accumulator;
11 – ignition coil;
12 – BOSCH distributor;
13 – radiator fan engine;
14 – the probe for measurement of level of engine oil;
15 – oil filter;
16 – cover of a maslozalivny mouth

Motor compartment with the Cavalier engine of 1,6 l since 1991 (C16 NZ engine)

1 – case of the air filter;
2 – rack of a forward suspension bracket;
3 – broad tank.
4 – a tank with brake fluid;
5 – air chamber;
6 – valve of system of repeated combustion of exhaust gases;
7 – steering transfer;
8 – octane proofreader;
9 – windscreen washer tank;

10 –
accumulator;
11 – ignition coil;
12 – ignition distributor;
13 – radiator fan engine;
14 – the probe for measurement of level of engine oil;
15 – oil filter;
16 – oxygen sensor;
17 – cover of a maslozalivny mouth

Motor compartment with the engine of 2,0 SRi of 1989 (engine 20 SEH)

1 – identification plate;
2 – case of the air filter;
3 – air stream measuring instrument;
4 – rack of a forward suspension bracket;
5 – broad tank;
6 – a tank with brake fluid;
7 – throttle case;
8 – relay block;
9 – octane proofreader;
10 – windscreen washer tank;
11 – accumulator;
12 – tank of the amplifier of steering;
13 – hoses of the amplifier of steering;
14 – ignition distributor cover;
15 – the probe for measurement of level of engine oil;
16 – regulator of turns of idling;
17 – fuel pressure regulator;
18 – cover of a maslozalivny mouth;
19 – thermostat casing

Motor compartment of model 2000 GSi of 1990 (engine 20 XEJ)

1 – identification plate;
2 – case of the air filter;
3 – rack of a forward suspension bracket;
4 – broad tank;
5 – tank of the brake system;
6 – air stream measuring instrument;
7 – fuel pressure regulator;
8 – relay block;
9 – anticreeping signal;

10 – hydraulic ABS modulator;
11 – windscreen washer tank;
12 – tank of the amplifier of steering;
13 – accumulator;
14 – ignition distributor;
15 – the probe for measurement of level of engine oil;
16 – cover of a maslozalivny mouth

The bottom view of a motor compartment with the engine of 1,6 l. 1989 (engine 16 SV)

1 – support of a forward brake;
2 – lower frame;
3 – oil filter;
4 – coupling cover;
5 – lower lever of a forward suspension bracket;
6 – differential cover;
7 – a stopper of discharge of oil from the engine;
8 – protective cover of the hinge of equal angular speeds;
9 – reception exhaust pipe;
10 – nut of fastening of the stabilizer of cross stability

Type of a back part of a body on models 2,0 SRi of 1989.

1 – back torsion beam;
2 – lever;
3 – stabilizer of cross stability;
4 – shock-absorber;
5 – cylindrical spring;
6 – muffler;
7 – fuel shock-absorber;
8 – fuel filter;
9 – belt of fastening of the fuel tank;
10 – cable of the emergency brake

Type of a back part of a body on models 2000 GSi of 1990 (completely independent back suspension bracket)

1 – belt of fastening of the fuel tank;
2 – shock-absorber;
3 – ABS sensor;
4 – diagonal lever;
5 – fastening of a back suspension bracket;

6 –
cable of the emergency brake;
7 – suspension bracket of a back beam;
8 – muffler;
9 – fuel pump

In order that your car was in a fine state, it is necessary to carry out its maintenance periodically. Service needs to be carried out as it is constant, and through certain intervals which are given below. These are the minimum intervals of service recommended by the management.

If the car is operated under trying conditions, in particular in the dusty area, with towage of the trailer at small speeds or on short trips, it is recommended to make maintenance more often.

Weekly or each 400 km

• Check the following elements:

– oil level in the engine;
– level of cooling liquid;
– level of brake fluid;
– availability of water in a windscreen washer tank;
– operability of a control bulb of candles of an incandescence (diesel engines);
– condition of the accumulator, tires, screen wipers and all bulbs.

Each 7 500 km or 12 months (that will come earlier)

• Replace engine oil and an oil filter (diesel engines).

Each 15 000 km or 12 months (that will come earlier)

• Replace engine oil and an oil filter (petrol engines).
• Check a condition of hoses and lack of leaks.
• Check a condition of steering and elements of a suspension bracket.
• Check a condition of protective covers of power shafts.
• Check the level of transmission liquid.
• Check, and if necessary, adjust idling turns.
• Check draft of a butterfly valve and, if necessary, grease it (gasoline to the Vyya engines).
• Check a condition of the exhaust system.
• Check action of all electric systems.
• Check and, if necessary, adjust an ignition advancing corner (petrol engines).
• Merge water from the fuel filter (diesel engines).
• Replace the filtering element of the air filter (diesel engines).
• Check, and if necessary, adjust the maximum turns (diesel engines).
• Replace brake fluid.
• Check a condition of brake shoes.
• Check operation of the emergency brake.
• Check liquid level in system of the amplifier of steering.
• Check a tension of a driving belt of the pump of the amplifier of steering.
• Check the control system of level of a back suspension bracket.
• Check a condition of a body.
• Grease all door locks and hinges.
• Check a tension of a driving belt of the generator.
• Check and, if necessary, adjust light of headlights.
• Replace the battery in the remote control.
• Carry out road test.

Each 30 000 km or 24 months (that will come earlier).

• Replace cooling liquid.
• Replace the filtering element of the air filter (petrol engines).
• Check operation of the regulator to a temperat ры the air coming to the engine (only on engines with the carburetor).
• Replace the fuel filter (petrol engines).
• Replace spark plugs (on SOHC engines).
• Check a condition of a cover of the distributor of ignition and high-voltage wires (petrol engines).
• Replace the fuel filter (diesel engines).
• Check valvate gaps (diesel engines).
• Check work and, if necessary, adjust a coupling cable.
• Check oil level in the mechanical transmission.
• Check a condition of the automatic transmission.
• Check back brake shoes and brake drums.

Each 60 000 km or 48 months.

• Replace a gear belt (petrol engines).
• Check a condition of a gear belt (diesel engines).
• Replace spark plugs (DOHC engines).
• Replace liquid in the automatic transmission.

Each 105 000 km or 84 months.

• Replace glow plugs.

Each 120 000 km or 96 months.

• Replace a gear belt (diesel engines).