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


8.13. Forward support


1. Lift a forward part of the car and fix on supports. Remove a wheel.
2. Using a clip, press a brake hose.
3. Clear area round 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.

Support repair

1. Being careful, clear a support of a brake dust and dirt.
2. Take the piston from a support for what it is possible to use air under the low pressure submitted to the brake cylinder through an opening for connection of a brake hose. Thus instead of brake shoes establish wooden whetstone.
3. Take a sealing ring from a flute in a support opening.
4. Squeeze out directing plugs from the support case.
5. Wash out all details in methyl alcohol or pure brake liquid and wipe them.
6. Dip the piston and a new sealing ring of the piston into brake liquid and apply a thin film brake liquid on an opening for the piston in a support.
7. Establish a sealing ring in a support opening.
8. Establish a dustproof cover on the piston so that 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 piston installation ledges on the piston should settle down vertically.
9. Establish directing plugs in the support case.


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