Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 of release

Repair and car operation



Vektr A. Opel
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 1.1 Maintenance
   1.2. Periodicity 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. Water plums from the fuel filter
         1.3.2.2. Check of tightness of hoses and liquid effluence
         1.3.2.3. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering
         1.3.2.4. Shock-absorber check
         1.3.2.5. Check of a protective cover of a power shaft
         1.3.2.6. Check of level of oil in an automatic transmission
         1.3.2.7. Radiator check
         1.3.2.8. Adjustment of turns of idling and quality of a 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 a filtering element of the air filter
         1.3.2.12. Check of an exhaust system
         1.3.2.13. Electroconducting check
         1.3.2.14. Corner of an advancing of ignition (petrol engines)
         1.3.2.15. Replacement of brake liquid
         1.3.2.16. Check of forward brake shoes and brake disk
         1.3.2.17. Check of cables of the hand brake
         1.3.2.18. Check of level of liquid in the amplifier of a steering
         1.3.2.19. Driving belt of the pump of the amplifier of a steering
         1.3.2.20. Check of a being 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. Battery replacement in a key of opening of the lock of a door
      + 1.3.3. Complete 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. A fuel and exhaust system of models with system of injection of fuel
+ 8. Exhaust system and system of fall of toxicity of exhaust gases
+ 9. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
+ 10. Engine electrosystems
+ 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 liquid effluence

GENERAL INFORMATION

Leaks in system of cooling are usually 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 aging signs. Cracks are easier for finding if to press a hose. Pay special attention to collars which attach hoses to elements of system of cooling. Collars of fastening of a hose which were strongly tightened, can cause a gap or a hose puncture, leaks in cooling system will be result of that. Examine all hoses and surfaces of connection of hoses about leaks. If any problems of similar character with leaks are found, replace this component or laying.
2. Precisely it is difficultly to define leakages of fuel, while leak does not become 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 can define a leak place. If you suspect that leakage of fuel in the field of a motor compartment takes place, then cool the engine and start it, while it cold, at an open cowl. Metal subjects tend to be compressed in a cold condition, and rubber hoses tend to be weakened, so any leaks will be more obvious, while the engine heats up from start from a cold condition.
3. If there are signs that there is a leakage of any liquid, but you cannot distinguish type of liquid or an exact origin, 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 a place of course of liquid, and also will help to identify 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 (instead of leaves 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. Hold one end of a hose close to an ear (but not in an ear), and other end use to investigate area round prospective leak. When the end of a hose will be непосред stvenno over the leak place, the hissing sound will be clearly audible through a hose. It is necessary to avoid contact to hot and moving details as the engine at check should work.