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
   6.2. General information
   6.3. Air filter
   6.4. The block of adjustment of temperature of the air coming to the engine
   6.5. Check of the fuel pump
   6.6. Removal and installation of the fuel pump
   6.7. Fuel tank
   6.8. Fuel level sensor
   6.9. Separator of vapors of fuel (l models 1,6 and 1,8)
   6.10. Accelerator pedal
   6.11. Accelerator cable
   6.12. Carburetor
   6.13. Removal and installation of the carburetor
   6.14. Adjustment of turns of idling and contents WITH
   6.15. Needle and float
   6.16. Vacuum diaphragm of a butterfly valve of the secondary camera
   6.17. Economizer diaphragm
   6.18. Accelerating pump
   6.19. Knot of the air automatic gate
   + 6.20. Vacuum blocks of movement of the air automatic gate
   6.21. Carburetor filter
   6.22. Adjustment of the shock-absorber of a butterfly valve
   6.23. Sensor of provision of a butterfly valve (automatic transmission)
   6.24. Valve check of increase in turns of idling
   6.25. The electromagnetic valve of idling on models of 1,8 l
   6.26. Inlet collector
+ 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


6.7. Fuel tank


1. Remove a weight wire from the accumulator.
2. Through a fuel-filling mouth pump out fuel from the fuel tank.
3. Lift a back part of the car and record on supports.

It is undesirable to remove the fuel tank on the car, the number over a viewing hole as in a viewing hole fuel school desks accumulate that can cause damage to health is established.

4. Separate elastic connection of a forward part of the exhaust system. Using a soft wire, attach a forward part of the exhaust system to the car bottom.
5. Disconnect a back part of the exhaust system from rubber suspension brackets and lower it on a beam of a back axis. It is recommended, using a soft wire, to tie up a forward part of back section of the exhaust system to the car bottom.
6. Disconnect a cover of a cable of the emergency brake from an arm on the left belt of fastening of the fuel tank.
7. Mark and remove a hose of supply of fuel from the fuel level sensor located on the right side of the fuel tank. Close a hose a suitable stopper.
8. Disconnect the electric socket from the fuel level sensor.
9. From a back part of the fuel tank disconnect a hose of a fuel-filling mouth and a hose of ventilation of the fuel tank.
10. Support by a jack through wooden whetstone the fuel tank.
11. Unscrew bolts, the fixing belts supporting the fuel tank then take off belts and lower a tank so that it was possible to disconnect the remained hoses of ventilation of the fuel tank.
12. Lower the fuel tank and take it from under the right side of the car.


1. Visually check a condition of the fuel tank outside.
2. If in the fuel tank there is a deposit or water, remove the fuel level sensor and wash out the fuel tank a large amount of pure fuel. In the presence on the fuel tank of mechanical damages restore the fuel tank in a specialized workshop or replace it.

Do not restore the fuel tank independently with application of welding or the soldering as in a tank there are fuel school desks which are explosive.


1. Installation is made in the sequence, the return to removal. Connect hoses to the fuel tank according to earlier made marking.
2. In conclusion fill in fuel in the fuel tank, start the engine and check fuel system for existence of leaks. In the presence of leaks immediately switch off the engine and remove the cause of leak.