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
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
- 8. Brake system
   8.1. Introduction
   8.2. Technical characteristics
   8.3. Pumping of the hydraulic brake system
   8.4. Brake pipelines and hoses
   8.5. Replacement of front brake shoes
   8.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes
   8.7. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum brakes
   8.8. Replacement of brake shoes of the emergency brake
   8.9. Lobbies and back brake disks
   8.10. Forward brake disk
   8.11. Back brake disk
   8.12. Back brake drum
   8.13. Forward support
   8.14. Back support
   8.15. Back working brake cylinder
   8.16. Main brake cylinder
   8.17. Brake pedal
   8.18. Vacuum amplifier of brakes
   8.19. Unilateral valve of the vacuum amplifier of brakes
   8.20. Adjustment of the emergency brake
   8.21. Lever of the emergency brake
   8.22. Cable of the emergency brake
   8.23. Anti-blocking system of brakes (ABS)
   + 8.24. Elements of anti-blocking system of brakes
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions


8.13. Forward support


1. Lift a forward part of the car and record on supports. Remove a wheel.
2. Using a clip, press a brake hose.
3. Clear area around the connecting coupling of a brake hose and a support. Unscrew a hose from a support.
4. Remove brake shoes.
5. If it is necessary, unscrew bolts of fastening of the holder of a support.
6. Remove it from a nave.

Repair of a support

1. Being careful, clear a support of brake dust and dirt.
2. Take the piston from a support for what it is possible to use air under the low pressure given to the brake cylinder through an opening for connection of a brake hose. At the same time instead of brake shoes establish wooden whetstone.
3. Take a sealing ring from a flute in a support opening.
4. Squeeze out the directing plugs from the support case.
5. Wash out all details in methyl alcohol or pure brake fluid and wipe them.
6. Dip the piston and a new sealing ring of the piston into brake fluid and apply a thin film of brake fluid on an opening for the piston in a support.
7. Establish a sealing ring in a support opening.
8. Install a dustproof cover on the piston so that the internal diameter of a cover was included into a piston flute. Insert the piston into a support and at the same time insert an external edge of a dustproof cover into a support before its fixing. At installation of the piston ledges on the piston have to settle down vertically.
9. Install the directing plugs in the support case.


1. If the holder of a support acted, establish it on a rotary fist and fix by bolts the required moment. Screw a support on a brake hose.
2. Establish a support on the holder of a support. Remove air from the brake system.
3. Establish a wheel and lower the car.