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





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8.20. Adjustment of the emergency brake

Models with back drum brakes

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Lift a back part of the car and record on supports.
2. For check of adjustment of the emergency brake completely release it. Several times press a brake pedal for installation of a normal working gap between brake shoes and a drum. Tighten the emergency brake several times for the correct installation of the automatic mechanism of adjustment of the emergency brake.
3. For check of correctness of adjustment of the emergency brake tighten the lever of the emergency brake against the stop and count the number of clicks which has to make 7. If the number of clicks differs from specified, it is necessary to make adjustment as follows.
4. Remove the protection cover of the emergency brake from the central console and remove it, shifting on the lever of the emergency brake for access to an adjusting nut.
5. Tighten the emergency brake on 5 clicks and rotate an adjusting nut until back wheels of the car rotate still freely.
6. Tighten the lever of the emergency brake on 7 clicks and check that both back wheels are slowed down. If it is necessary, repeat adjustment process.
7. Install the protection cover and lower the car.

Models with back disk brakes

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Lift a back part of the car and record on supports.
2. Lower the lever of the emergency brake, then tighten it on 7 clicks. Check that both back wheels are slowed down.
3. If adjustment is necessary, completely release the emergency brake, remove the protection cover of the emergency brake from the central console and remove it on the lever of the emergency brake for access to an adjusting nut. Unscrew a nut by the end of a forward cable of the emergency brake.
4. Remove both back wheels.
5. Turn a brake disk so that the opening in a disk was established opposite to an adjusting level. Insert the screw-driver through an opening of a brake disk and completely unclench brake shoes of the emergency brake, rotating an adjusting ring.
6. After a full zatormazhivaniye of a disk brake shoes turn an adjusting ring in the opposite direction on 5–6 teeths therefore the brake disk has to rotate freely. Repeat actions for adjustment of a gap of brake shoes on the second wheel.
7. In interior of the car put the adjusting clamp on the lever of the emergency brake (in the drawing the nut arrangement is shown) and tighten the emergency brake on 7 clicks. Check, back wheels are slowed down. If adjustment is necessary, release the emergency brake and repeat adjustment, rotating an adjusting nut.
8. Establish back wheels, install the protection cover of the lever of the emergency brake and lower the car.