Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Vektr A. Opel
+ 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
+ 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
   15.2. General information
   15.3. Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   15.4. Pumping of hydraulic brake system
   + 15.5. Replacement of forward brake shoes
   15.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes
   + 15.7. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum-type brakes
   15.8. Replacement of brake shoes of the hand brake on back disk brakes
   15.9. Support of a forward brake
   15.10. Support of a back disk brake
   15.11. Brake disk
   15.12. Forward brake disk
   15.13. A back brake disk on models with SOHC engines
   15.14. A back brake disk on models with DOHC engines
   15.15. Brake drum
   15.16. Back working brake cylinder
   15.17. Brake board of a back brake
   15.18. Protective casing of a forward brake disk
   15.19. Main brake cylinder
   15.20. Repair of the main brake cylinder (model without ABS)
   15.21. Vacuum amplifier of brakes
   15.22. Hydraulic ABS modulator
   15.23. The ABS sensors established on wheels
   15.24. ABS control unit
   15.25. ABS relay (only ABS-2E system)
   15.26. Valves of adjustment of pressure
   15.27. Brake pipelines and hoses
   15.28. Adjustment of the hand brake
   + 15.29. Cable of the hand brake
   15.30. Lever of the hand brake
   15.31. Brake pedal
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions


15.15. Brake drum


1. At existence remove a wheel cap, then weaken bolts of fastening of a back wheel. Lift a back part of the car and fix on supports. Remove a back wheel.
2. Release the hand brake.
3. Unscrew the screw of fastening of a brake drum and remove a brake drum. If the brake drum is kept by brake shoes, remove a cap from an opening in a brake board and, using a screw-driver, move a control lever of the hand brake to a brake shoe in order that brake shoes departed from a drum. If necessary weaken a tension of a cable of the hand brake.


1. Being careful, clear an internal surface of a brake drum of a brake dust and dirt.
2. Clear an external surface of a brake drum and check on obvious signs of wear or damage, existence of cracks round openings under bolts of fastening of a wheel. If necessary replace a drum.
3. Check an internal part of a brake drum. Insignificant development of a drum from action of brake shoes is the normal phenomenon. The repoint of a drum is not recommended.


1. Establish a brake drum and fix the screw. If necessary reduce length of an adjusting level of brake shoes, rotating an adjusting wheel of a level.
2. Several times press a brake pedal to put in action the mechanism of adjustment of a gap of brake shoes.
3. Establish a wheel and lower the car. Tighten bolts of fastening of a wheel the demanded moment.