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

10.34. Glow plugs


1. Remove a weight wire from the accumulator. For improvement of access disconnect a hose of ventilation of a case from a back part of a cover of a head.
2. Unscrew the nuts, giving of tension fixing the tire to glow plugs, and remove the tire from glow plugs.
3. Unscrew glow plugs.


1. Check each glow plug on existence of mechanical damages. The burned or destroyed tips of a glow plug can be from a bad stream of dispersion of fuel a nozzle. If there is such damage it is necessary to check and if necessary to replace fuel nozzles.
2. If glow plugs have no mechanical damages, check their electric resistance which owes a life less than 1 Ohm.
3. Operability of candles of an incandescence can be checked, submitting on them 12 volts. Thus they should heat up evenly and for a demanded interval of time. Thus it is necessary to observe precautions:

• To hold a glow plug специаль a ny clip or flat-nose pliers.

• The electric power-supply circuit of a glow plug should have the fuse.

• After check the glow plug should be cooled within several minutes.

4. The glow plug in a good condition heats up to reddening of a working konik within 5 seconds. At longer heating or heating in an average part, instead of on the candle end the candle is faulty and is subject to replacement.


1. Installation is made in sequence, return to removal.