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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1.3.2.3. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering

GENERAL INFORMATION

Check on wear of hug bearings

 


PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Lift a forward part of the car and reliably fix on supports.
2. Visually examine antidust covers of spherical hinges and protective covers of rack steering transfer on existence of cracks, attritions and aging. Any wear of these covers will lead to loss of lubricant and hit of water and dirt, coming to an end with bystry wear of spherical hinges or steering transfer.
3. Check hoses of the mechanism of the amplifier of steering for attrition or aging, and also pipes and connections of hoses on leaks. Also check for leak signs under pressure protective rubber covers of steering transfer which indicate steering consolidation damage.
4. Lift the car a jack, take a wheel hands in the provision 6 and 12 of hours and try to shake it in the vertical plane. Very small side play of a wheel is admissible, but if a side play rather big, then further check is necessary to establish a source. Continue to swing a wheel while the assistant presses a foot brake. If the side play is eliminated or considerably reduced that probably that hug bearings are damaged. If the side play is still considerable with the pressed brake, means there is a wear in connection and fastening of a suspension bracket (see the drawing).
5. Now take a wheel in the provision 9 and 3 of hour and try to shake it in the horizontal plane. Existence of a side play in the horizontal plane can be caused by wear of the hug bearing or spherical hinges of steering draft. If external or internal spherical hinged connection is worn out, the side play will be obvious.
6. Using the big screw-driver as the lever, check wear in plugs of fastening of a suspension bracket between an element of a suspension bracket and a point of application. Some movement has to be observed as plugs of fastening are manufactured of rubber, but excessive wear has to be obvious. Also check a condition of any visible parts of rubber plugs for cracks, wear and deformation.