Opel Omega

since 1993-1999 release

Repair and operation of the car



Opel Omega
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
- 2. Maintenance
   - 2.1. Cars with petrol engines
      2.1.1. Technical characteristics
      2.1.2. Current maintenance
      + 2.1.3. Through 8000 km of a run or each 6 months
      - 2.1.4. Through 16 000 km of a run or each 12 months
         2.1.4.1. Light and alarm equipment
         2.1.4.2. Forward and back brakes
         2.1.4.3. Driving belt
         2.1.4.4. Hoses and connections
         2.1.4.5. Corrosion-resistant coating of a body
         2.1.4.6. Emergency brake
         2.1.4.7. Suspension bracket and steering
         2.1.4.8. Moments of an inhaling of bolts of fastening of wheels
         2.1.4.9. Adjustment of headlights of head light and front position lamps
         2.1.4.10. Check of the car in road conditions
         2.1.4.11. Adjustment of wheels
         2.1.4.12. System of production of the fulfilled gases
      + 2.1.5. Through 32 000 km of a run or each 2 years
      + 2.1.6. Through 64 000 km of a run or each 4 years
      + 2.1.7. Through 112 000 km of a run or each 7 years
      + 2.1.8. Each 2 years irrespective of a run
   + 2.2. Cars with diesel engines
+ 3. Repair of engines
+ 4. Heating system and ventilation
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of start of the engine
+ 7. System of ignition
+ 8. Coupling
+ 9. Transmissions
+ 10. Main transfer, half shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Body electric equipment
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2.1.4.7. Suspension bracket and steering

Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Lift a forward part of the car and install it on support.
2. Examine boots and covers on existence of cracks or wear tracks.
3. On models with system of the hydraulic booster of steering examine hoses and tubes of system, and also their connection on existence of leaks.
4. Undertake a wheel from above and from below and try to shake it. If the free wheeling is too big, ask the assistant to squeeze out a pedal of a brake and again shake a wheel. If the free wheeling decreased or was gone, so hug bearings need to be replaced. If the free wheeling remained, so connections or fastenings of a suspension bracket are worn-out.
5. Undertake a wheel on each side and try to shake it. Too big free wheeling can be caused by wear of hug bearings or spherical hinges of steering drafts.
6. Check a condition of plugs of fastenings of elements of a suspension bracket.
7. Lower the car on the earth and turn a steering wheel on 1/8 turns in both parties. If the free wheeling of a steering wheel is too big, check hinges and connections of steering transfer.

Check of a back suspension bracket

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Lift a back part of the car and install it on support.
2. Check bearings of naves, plugs and fastenings of elements of a back suspension bracket as above for a forward suspension bracket is described.

Check of shock-absorbers

PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. Examine shock-absorbers on existence of traces of leak of liquid. If leak is present, the shock-absorber needs to be replaced.
2. Check efficiency of shock-absorbers, having shaken the car up-down.