Opel Vectra A

since 1988-1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Vektr A. Opel
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 1.1 Maintenance
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Repair of DOHC engines
+ 4. Repair of the diesel engine
+ 5. Cooling system
+ 6. Fuel system
+ 7. A fuel and exhaust system of models with system of injection of fuel
+ 8. Exhaust system and system of fall of toxicity of exhaust gases
+ 9. Fuel systems of the diesel engine
- 10. Engine electrosystems
   10.2. General information
   10.3. Ignition system
   10.4. Check of system of ignition
   10.5. Rules of care of the accumulator
   10.6. Accumulator check
   10.7. Battery charging
   10.8. Accumulator
   10.9. Charging system
   10.10. Generator
   10.11. Driving belt of the generator
   10.12. Removal and generator installation
   10.13. Generator brushes
   10.14. BOSCH generator
   10.15. Small-sized DELCO-REMY generator
   10.16. System of start of the engine
   10.17. Starter
   10.18. Removal and starter installation
   10.19. Ignition coil
   10.20. Cover and rotor of the distributor of ignition
   10.21. Distributor of ignition (SOHC model)
   10.22. Distributor of ignition (DOHC model)
   + 10.23. Repair of the distributor of ignition
   10.24. Check and adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
   10.25. Fine tuning of the moment of ignition under a used grade of fuel
   10.26. Electronic modules
   10.27. Elements MSTS-i
   10.28. Sensor of speed/provision of a cranked shaft (model of 1,8 l)
   10.29. Motronic system elements
   10.30. Sensor of a detonation (DOHC model)
   10.31. DIS module
   10.32. Sensor of phases of a camshaft (HE C20 engine)
   10.33. System of prestarting heating
   10.34. Glow plugs
+ 11. Transmission
+ 12. Mechanical transmission
+ 13. Automatic transmission
+ 14. Power shafts
+ 15. Brake system
+ 16. Suspension bracket
+ 17. Body
+ 18. Electric equipment
+ 19. Check of malfunctions

10.16. System of start of the engine


If the starter does not work in the provision of a key "engine start", the following reasons are possible:

• The accumulator is faulty.

• Break of an electric chain between the ignition lock, the traction relay, аккумулято rum and a starter.

• The traction relay is faulty.

• Mechanical or electric defect of a starter

For check of the accumulator light headlights. If they grow dull in some seconds, the accumulator means is discharged. Recharge or replace the accumulator. If headlights do not grow dull, include a starter and watch light. If they grow dull, means, tension arrives to a starter and malfunction is in it. If headlights continue to burn brightly (and there is no click of the traction relay of a starter), it specifies that there is a damage to an electric chain or the traction relay is faulty. If the starter rotates slowly, and the accumulator in a good condition, it specifies that the starter is faulty or there is a znachitel aching resistance in an electric chain of a starter.

If damage to an electric chain is suspected, disconnect the accumulator and clear all connections and contacts in a starter power-supply circuit. Repeatedly connect the accumulator and, using the voltmeter, check tension on elements of an electric chain to a starter.

If the accumulator and an electric chain in a good condition, remove a food wire from the traction relay and connect to it the voltmeter. Turn the ignition key in situation "engine start". In this situation there should be a full tension of the accumulator.

Contacts of the traction relay can be checked by voltmeter connection between contact of the traction relay connected to a starter and the earth. At ignition key turn in situation "engine start" the voltmeter should show tension. In the absence of tension the solenoid of the traction relay is faulty or contacts of the traction relay scorched.

If the electric chain and the traction relay are serviceable, means the starter is faulty.