Opel Vectra B

since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation



Vektr B. Opel
+ 1.1. Governing bodies and control devices
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
- 4. Heating, ventilation
   - 4.1. Cooling system
      4.1.1. Introduction
      4.1.2. Technical characteristics
      4.1.3. Hoses of system of cooling
      4.1.4. Radiator
      4.1.5. Thermostat
      4.1.6. Radiator fan
      4.1.7. The additional fan of a radiator on diesel engines of 1,7 l
      4.1.8. The additional electropump of cooling on diesel engines of 1,7 l
      + 4.1.9. Electric sensors
      4.1.10. Water pump
   + 4.2. Heating system and ventilation
   4.3. Air central air
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Running gear
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions





4.1.4. Radiator

Removal

PERFORMANCE ORDER
Models without air conditioning
1. Remove a weight wire from the accumulator.
2. Lift a forward part of the car and fix on supports.
3. Merge cooling liquid from cooling system, having disconnected a hose from the radiator basis.
4. Remove assembled the radiator fan from a back part of a radiator.
5. Disconnect a hose of a broad tank and, at existence, remove a small hose of the thermostat from the top part of a radiator.
6. Remove the top hose on the left side of a radiator.
7. On models with an automatic transmission disconnect hoses from the heat exchanger.
8. Disconnect electric sockets from the radiator fan.
9. Disconnect electric sockets from a fan thermoswitch (it is specified by an arrow).
10. Release fastening of electric wires to the top part of a radiator.
11. Remove a front grille.
12. At existence remove air directing with the left and right side of a radiator and a hose of the heat exchanger of a steering drive with the amplifier.
13. On models with the diesel engine of 2,0 l unscrew a bolt of fastening of a tank of the amplifier of a steering from the top part of a radiator.
14. Remove a hose of the heat exchanger of a steering drive with the amplifier.
15. Unscrew bolts and remove a suspension bracket of the top part of a radiator.
16. Remove the top suspension brackets of fastening of a radiator.
17. Take a rubber damper from the top suspension bracket of a radiator.
18. Take a radiator (a photo at the left), lifting it up from rubber pillows in the bottom frame (the arrangement of a rubber pillow of a radiator in a forward bottom frame is specified by an arrow a photo on the right). Take a radiator from a motor compartment.
Models with air conditioning
19. Remove a weight wire from the accumulator.
20. Lift a forward part of the car and fix on supports.
21. Merge cooling liquid, disconnecting the bottom hose of a radiator.
22. Remove assembled the electric fan of a radiator from a back part of a radiator.
23. Disconnect a hose of a broad tank and remove a small hose of the thermostat from the top part of a radiator.
24. Remove the top hose on the left side of a radiator.
25. On models with an automatic transmission disconnect hoses from the heat exchanger.
26. Disconnect the electric socket from the fan of cooling and a fan thermoswitch. Also disconnect the electric socket from an air conditioning thermoswitch.
27. Remove a front bumper.
28. Unscrew bolts of fastening of the condenser of air conditioning and the additional electric fan from a forward part of a radiator and move them aside, without disconnecting from them hoses.
29. If it is necessary, unscrew a bolt of fastening of the evaporator.
30. On diesel engines with the heat exchanger remove a branch pipe of supply of air.
31. Unscrew bolts and remove the top suspension brackets of a radiator, then take a radiator up from the bottom rubber support.

Check

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. If the radiator acted in film in connection with capacity reduction, wash out it a water stream in two directions. Outside blow a radiator the compressed air.
2. If the radiator proceeds, do not try to make or solder a leakage place since plastic details of a radiator will be damaged.
3. The insignificant leakage of a radiator can be eliminated with use of hermetic of a radiator.
4. Check a condition of the bottom rubber support of a radiator and if necessary replace them.

Installation

PERFORMANCE ORDER
Installation is made in sequence, return to removal taking into account the next moments:

 – check that the bottom ledges on a radiator were established in rubber support;
 – check that all hoses are correctly connected and reliably fixed by collars;
 – in summary fill in cooling liquid in cooling system.