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


15.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes


Template use for check of an arrangement of dredging in the piston


1. At existence remove caps of wheels, then weaken bolts of fastening of back wheels. Lift a back part of the car and fix on supports. Remove back wheels.
2. Check a condition and thickness of overlays of brake shoes of back wheels. Even if the limit of wear were reached by only one brake shoe, replace back brake shoes in a set.


Expression of pins of fastening of back brake shoes

Removal of the spring supporting brake shoes

1. Note an arrangement of the spring supporting brake shoes, then, using a steel core or a screw-driver, from the outer side squeeze out the bottom and top fingers of fastening of brake shoes (see fig. Expression of pins of fastening of back brake shoes).
2. Remove a spring supporting brake shoes (see fig. Removal of the spring supporting brake shoes).
3. Take away brake shoes from a brake disk, then flat-nose pliers take an external brake shoe and the laying established between a brake shoe and the holder of a support.
4. Take an internal brake shoe and laying.


1. Clear a dust and dirt from a support, and a rust from edge of a brake disk. If blocks are suitable for further operation, clear them, using a wire brush and rags.
2. If new brake shoes are established, press the piston into a support a wooden core or the hammer handle. Thus watch, that the piston did not warp also surfaces of the piston and a boot were not damaged. At a piston vdviganiye brake liquid is forced out from the brake cylinder in a broad tank therefore constantly watch liquid level in a tank, and if necessary pump out from a tank its small amount.
3. Check that dredging in the piston is located at an angle 23 ° to the horizontal line. If necessary turn the piston in demanded situation.
4. Apply a thin film greasings for brake system on the top and bottom end faces of the metal basis of brake shoes.
5. Establish brake shoes in a support. Check that blocks freely move in a support.
6. Establish a spring supporting brake shoes, then from the inside insert fingers of fastening of brake shoes. Thus at the same time press a spring supporting brake shoes.
7. Similarly replace brake shoes on the second wheel.
8. Establish wheels and lower the car on the earth. Tighten bolts of fastening of a wheel the demanded moment.
9. Several times press a brake pedal that brake shoes nestled on a brake disk.
10. Check level of brake liquid in a tank.
11. After installation of new brake shoes avoid sharp braking during the first 160 km of run of the car.