Opel Vectra B
since 1995 release
Repair and operation of the car
Vektr's Opel of B
+ 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
- 2. Maintenance
+ 2.1. Weekly checks
- 2.2. Maintenance of petrol engines
2.2.2. Technical characteristics
2.2.3. Frequency of service
+ 2.2.4. Each 75 000 km or 6 months
- 2.2.5. Each 30 000 km or 2 years
18.104.22.168. Replacement of the filtering element of the air filter
22.214.171.124. Replacement of the fuel filter
126.96.36.199. Check of level of oil in MKPP
188.8.131.52. Check of level of oil in the automatic transmission
184.108.40.206. Steering and suspension bracket
+ 2.2.6. Each 60 000 km or 4 years
+ 2.2.7. Each 2 years irrespective of a car run
+ 2.3. Maintenance of diesel engines
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions
Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering
Visually examine antidust covers of spherical hinges and protective covers of rack steering transfer on existence of cracks, attritions and aging. Any wear of these covers will lead to loss of lubricant and hit of water and dirt, coming to an end with bystry wear of spherical hinges or steering transfer.
Check hoses of the mechanism of the amplifier of steering for attrition or aging, and also pipes and connections of hoses on leaks. Also check for leak signs under pressure protective rubber covers of steering transfer which indicate steering consolidation damage.
Very small side play of a wheel is admissible, but if a side play rather big, then further check is necessary to establish a source. Continue to swing a wheel while the assistant presses a foot brake. If the side play is eliminated or considerably reduced that probably that hug bearings are damaged. If the side play is still considerable with the pressed brake, means there is a wear in connection and fastening of a suspension bracket.
Using the big screw-driver as the lever, check wear in plugs of fastening of a suspension bracket between an element of a suspension bracket and a point of application. Some movement has to be observed as plugs of fastening are manufactured of rubber, but excessive wear has to be obvious. Also check a condition of any visible parts of rubber plugs for cracks, wear and deformation.
Check the shock-absorber for any signs of liquid leaks. If leak is found, therefore, the shock-absorber is damaged and demands replacement.
Efficiency of the shock-absorber is also checked by pressing a corner of a body and a sharp otpuskaniye. The body has to come back to a starting position after its otpuskaniye. If the body rises above a starting position and that continues to be shaken probably the shock-absorber located from this party failed and is subject to replacement. Also check fastening of the shock-absorber for wear.
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 you twist a wheel.
Also check a condition of fixing collars, examine covers of internal hinges and casings on the other hand. If any damage is found, then the protective cover needs to be replaced immediately.
At the same time check the general condition of hinges of equal angular speeds, holding a shaft and at the same time trying to turn a wheel. Repeat attempt, holding the internal hinge of equal angular speeds and turning a shaft. Any noticeable side play indicates wear of the hinge, wear in grooves of a shaft or unscrewing of a lock nut of a shaft.