Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 release

Repair and operation of the car



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+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 1.1 Maintenance
   1.2. Frequency of service
   - 1.3. Maintenance
      1.3.1. Each 7500 km or 12 months
      - 1.3.2. Each 15 000 km or 12 months
         1.3.2.1. Discharge of water from the fuel filter
         1.3.2.2. Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquid
         1.3.2.3. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering
         1.3.2.4. Check of the shock-absorber
         1.3.2.5. Check of a protective cover of a power shaft
         1.3.2.6. Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission
         1.3.2.7. Check of a radiator
         1.3.2.8. Adjustment of turns of idling and quality of mix
         1.3.2.9. Check and adjustment of turns of idling (diesel engines)
         1.3.2.10. Check and adjustment of the maximum turns of the engine
         1.3.2.11. Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
         1.3.2.12. Check of the exhaust system
         1.3.2.13. Check of an electrical wiring
         1.3.2.14. Ignition advancing corner (petrol engines)
         1.3.2.15. Replacement of brake fluid
         1.3.2.16. Check of front brake shoes and brake disk
         1.3.2.17. Check of cables of the emergency brake
         1.3.2.18. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of steering
         1.3.2.19. Driving belt of the pump of the amplifier of steering
         1.3.2.20. Check of the self-leveled back suspension bracket.
         1.3.2.21. Check of a driving maple belt of the generator
         1.3.2.22. Adjustment of light of headlights
         1.3.2.23. Replacement of the battery in a key of opening of the lock of a door
      + 1.3.3. Full service each 30 000 km or 24 months
      1.3.4. Main service. Each 60 000 km or 48 months
      1.3.5. Each 105 000 km or 84 months
      1.3.6. Each 120 000 km or 96 months
+ 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
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1.3.2.2. Check of tightness of hoses and effluence of liquid

GENERAL INFORMATION

Leaks in the cooling system usually are found on white or colors of a rust to a raid in the area adjoining leak.

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Carefully check a radiator and hoses of cooling liquid on all length. Replace hoses with cracks, gaps and signs of aging. It is easier to find cracks if to press a hose. Pay special attention to collars which attach hoses to cooling system elements. Collars of fastening of a hose which were strongly tightened can cause a gap or a puncture of a hose, leaks in the cooling system will be result of what. Examine all hoses and the surfaces of connection of hoses regarding leaks. If any problems of similar character with leaks are found, then replace this component or laying.
2. Precisely it is difficult to define fuel leak until leak becomes essential and, therefore, easily visible. Fuel tends to evaporate quickly as soon as it contacts with air, especially in a hot motor compartment. Small drops can disappear before you are able to define the place of leak. If you suspect that leak of fuel in the field of a motor compartment takes place, then cool the engine and start it, it cold, at an open cowl so far. Metal objects tend to contract in a cold state, and rubber hoses tend to be weakened so any leaks will be more obvious while the engine heats up from start from a cold state.
3. If there are signs that there is a leak of any liquid, but you cannot distinguish type of liquid or an exact origin, then it is necessary to leave the car for long time and to put a big piece of paper or a rag under the car. It will help to find the place of course of liquid, and also will help to identify the followed liquid on color. But keep in mind that some leaks can be shown only at the working engine.
4. Leak in a vacuum hose means that air is sucked in in a hose (but does not leave a hose), and it does leak very difficult for detection. The method of detection consists in using an old vacuum hose as some kind of stethoscope. You keep one end of a hose close to an ear (but not in fish soup), and use other end to explore the area around alleged leak. When the end of a hose is непосред stvenno over the place of leak, the hissing sound will be clearly heard through a hose. It is necessary to avoid contact with hot and moving details as the engine when checking has to work.