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
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
- 8. Brake system
   8.1. Introduction
   8.2. Technical characteristics
   8.3. Pumping of hydraulic brake system
   8.4. Brake pipelines and hoses
   8.5. Replacement of forward brake shoes
   8.6. Replacement of back brake shoes on disk brakes
   8.7. Replacement of back brake shoes on drum-type brakes
   8.8. Replacement of brake shoes of the hand 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 hand brake
   8.21. Lever of the hand brake
   8.22. Cable of the hand 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. Brake system

8.1. Introduction

GENERAL INFORMATION

On the car the working brake system with a hydraulic drive and diagonal division of contours is applied that considerably increases safety of driving of the car. The brake system consists of the main brake cylinder, the vacuum amplifier of brakes, disk brakes on forward wheels, and drum-type or disk brakes on back wheels. All models are equipped with the anti-blocking system of brakes consisting of the hydraulic modulator, the electronic control unit, the relay and sensors of speed of rotation of wheels. The system prevents blocking of wheels at sharp braking. On cars with diesel engines for creation of the vacuum which is ensuring functioning of the vacuum amplifier of brakes, the separate vacuum pump which is established on the end of a head of the block of cylinders is applied and put in action directly from a camshaft (model of 1,7 l) or is attached to the generator (model of 2,0 l).