Opel Vectra B

Since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel of Vektra
+ 1.1. Controls and control devices
- 2. Maintenance service
   + 2.1. Weekly checks
   - 2.2. Maintenance service of petrol engines
      2.2.1. Introduction
      2.2.2. Technical characteristics
      2.2.3. Periodicity of service
      + 2.2.4. Each 75 000 km or 6 months
      - 2.2.5. Each 30 000 km or 2 years Replacement of a filtering element of the air filter Replacement of the fuel filter Check of level of oil in manual transmission Check of level of oil in automatic gearbox A steering and a suspension bracket
      + 2.2.6. Each 60 000 km or 4 years
      + 2.2.7. Each 2 years irrespective of car run
   + 2.3. Maintenance service of diesel engines
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. A running gear
+ 10. A body
+ 11. An electric equipment
+ 12. The basic malfunctions A steering and a suspension bracket

Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering

Lift a forward part of the car and reliably fix on supports.

Visually examine противопылевые covers of spherical hinges and protective covers реечной steering transfer on presence of cracks, attritions and ageing. Any deterioration of these covers will lead to loss of lubricant and the water and dirt hit, coming to an end with fast deterioration of spherical hinges or steering transfer.

Check up hoses of the mechanism of the amplifier of a steering on истирание or ageing, and also pipes and connections of hoses on leaks. Also check up on leak signs under pressure protective rubber covers of steering transfer which specify in damage of consolidation of a steering.

Check on deterioration of the bearing of a nave

Lift the car a jack, take a wheel hands in position of 6 and 12 hours and try to shake it in a vertical plane.

Very small люфт wheels it is admissible, but if люфт enough big, the further check is necessary to establish a source. Continue to swing a wheel while the assistant presses a foot brake. If люфт it is eliminated or it is considerably reduced that, it is probable that nave bearings are damaged. If люфт it is still considerable with the pressed brake, means there is a deterioration in connection and suspension bracket fastening.

Now take a wheel in position 9 and 3 hours and try to shake it in a horizontal plane. Presence люфта in a horizontal plane can be caused deterioration of the bearing of a nave or spherical hinges of steering draught. If external or internal spherical шарнирное connection is worn out, люфт will be obvious.

Using the big screw-driver as the lever, check up deterioration in plugs of fastening of a suspension bracket between an element of a suspension bracket and an appendix point. Some movement should be observed, as fastening plugs are made of rubber, but excessive deterioration should be obvious. Also check up a condition of any visible parts of rubber plugs on cracks, deterioration and deformation.

Shock-absorber check

Check up the shock-absorber on any signs of liquid leaks. If leak is found out, hence, the shock-absorber is damaged and demands replacement.

The prevention

Shock-absorbers are necessary for changing in pairs on one axis.

Efficiency of the shock-absorber also is checked by pressing a corner of a body and sharp отпускания. The body should come back in a starting position after it отпускания. If the body rises above a starting position and that continues to be shaken, possibly, the shock-absorber located from this party, has failed and is subject to replacement. Also check up shock-absorber fastening on deterioration.

Check of a protective cover of a power shaft

Lift and carefully fix the car on supports. Turn a steering wheel to the right or to the left against the stop and twist a wheel.

Check of a protective cover of the hinge of equal angular speeds

Examine rubber protective covers of hinges of equal angular speeds, compressing them for disclosing of bends. Check up them on presence of cracks which can lead to greasing leak, and also to penetration in water and a dirt.

Also check up a condition of fixing collars, examine covers of internal hinges and casings on the other hand. If any damage it is necessary to replace a protective cover immediately is found.

At the same time check up the general condition of hinges of equal angular speeds, holding a shaft and simultaneously trying to turn a wheel. Repeat attempt, holding the internal hinge of equal angular speeds and turning a shaft. Any appreciable люфт specifies in deterioration of the hinge, deterioration in grooves of a shaft or unscrewing of a lock nut of a shaft.