Opel Vectra B

Since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel of Vektra
+ 1.1. Controls and control devices
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
- 9. A running gear
   9.1. Introduction
   9.2. Technical characteristics
   9.3. Rotary fists
   9.4. Replacement of forward bearings of a nave
   9.5. A forward bottom frame
   9.6. A forward rack
   9.7. The stabilizer of cross-section stability of a forward suspension bracket
   9.8. The bottom lever of a forward suspension bracket
   9.9. Replacement of the bottom hinge of a forward suspension bracket
   9.10. A back nave
   9.11. A back rack
   9.12. The stabilizer of cross-section stability of a back suspension bracket
   9.13. The top lever of a back suspension bracket
   9.14. The bottom lever of a back suspension bracket
   9.15. A steering wheel
   9.16. A steering column
   9.17. An intermediate shaft of a steering column
   9.18. Replacement of protective covers of steering transfer
   9.19. Steering transfer
   + 9.20. The pump of the amplifier of a steering
   9.21. Removal of air from system of a steering with the amplifier
   9.22. A tip of steering draught
   9.23. Steering draught
   9.24. Corners of installation of wheels
+ 10. A body
+ 11. An electric equipment
+ 12. The basic malfunctions

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9. A running gear

9.1. Introduction

Steering elements

The independent forward suspension bracket of type MacPherson includes cylindrical springs and compound telescopic shock-absorbers. Racks MacPherson fasten to the bottom cross-section levers of a suspension bracket by means of spherical hinges. On rotary fists wheel bearings, brake supports and a nave are established. The forward stabilizer of cross-section stability is established on all models. The stabilizer fastens through rubber plugs on the bottom frame and is connected directly with racks of a forward suspension bracket.

The stabilizer of cross-section stability is fixed on the bottom frame and connected to naves side scenes.

The steering column has the universal hinge located from the bottom party which connects a steering shaft to the intermediate shaft having the second universal hinge in the bottom part. The bottom universal hinge connects a steering column to the steering mechanism by means of a tightening bolt.

The steering mechanism is established on a forward bottom frame and connected with two steering draughts spherical hinges on the external ends of steering draughts. On the ends of steering draughts there is a carving for adjustment of a convergence of forward wheels.


The safety air cushion is established on a steering wheel. At performance of some works it is necessary to observe certain precautions not to damage a safety air cushion:

  – Before performance of any works on a safety pillow remove a wire from the accumulator and wait on an extreme measure 1 minute that the system condenser was discharged;
  – Do not heat up a safety pillow above 90 With;
  – The pillow of safety and the management block are sensitive to blow. If there was their falling from height more than 50 sm, it is necessary to replace them;
  – Disconnect contact of a wire of the block of management from a safety pillow at use of arc electric welding.