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
- 9. Running gear
   9.1. Introduction
   9.2. Technical characteristics
   9.3. Rotary fists
   9.4. Replacement of forward bearings of a nave
   9.5. Forward bottom frame
   9.6. The lobby is resistant
   9.7. Stabilizer of cross-section stability of a forward suspension bracket
   9.8. Bottom lever of a forward suspension bracket
   9.9. Replacement of the bottom hinge of a forward suspension bracket
   9.10. Back nave
   9.11. Back rack
   9.12. Stabilizer of cross-section stability of a back suspension bracket
   9.13. Top lever of a back suspension bracket
   9.14. Bottom lever of a back suspension bracket
   9.15. Steering wheel
   9.16. Steering column
   9.17. Intermediate shaft of a steering column
   9.18. Replacement of protective covers of steering transfer
   9.19. Steering transfer
   + 9.20. Pump of the amplifier of a steering
   9.21. Air removal from steering system with the amplifier
   9.22. Tip of steering draft
   9.23. Steering draft
   9.24. Corners of installation of wheels
+ 10. Body
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Main malfunctions


9. Running gear

9.1. Introduction


Steering elements

The independent forward suspension bracket of the MacPherson type includes cylindrical springs and compound telescopic shock-absorbers. Racks of MacPherson fasten to the bottom cross-section levers of a suspension bracket by means of spherical hinges. On rotary fists wheel bearings, brake supports and a nave are established. The forward stabilizer of cross-section stability is established on all models. The stabilizer fastens via rubber plugs on the bottom frame and is connected directly with racks of a forward suspension bracket.

The stabilizer of cross-section stability is fixed on the bottom frame and connected to naves the scenes.

The steering column has the universal hinge located from the bottom party which connects a steering shaft to the intermediate shaft having the second universal hinge in the lower part. The bottom universal hinge connects a steering column to the steering mechanism by means of a tightening bolt.

The steering mechanism is established on a forward bottom frame and connected with two steering drafts spherical hinges on the external ends of steering drafts. On the ends of steering drafts there is a carving for adjustment of a convergence of forward wheels.


The airbag of safety is established on a steering wheel. At performance of a number of works it is necessary to observe certain precautions not to damage a safety airbag:

  – before performance of any works on a safety cushion remove a wire from the accumulator and wait on extremely measure 1 minute that the condenser of system was discharged;
  – do not heat up a safety cushion above 90 ° With;
  – the safety cushion and the control unit are sensitive to blow. If there was their falling from height more than 50 cm, it is necessary to replace them;
  – disconnect contact of a wire of the control unit from a safety cushion when using arc electric welding.