Opel Kadett E

1984-1991 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Kadett E
+ 1. The maintenance instruction
+ 2. Weekly checks and service in a way
+ 3. Maintenance service
+ 4. The engine
+ 5. System of cooling, heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel and exhaust systems
- 7. Start and gymnastics system
   7.1. A technical characteristics
   7.2. A finding of malfunctions in electric chains
   + 7.3. The accumulator
   + 7.4. The generator
   - 7.5. A starter
      7.5.1. Check of system of start of the engine
      7.5.2. Removal and starter installation
      7.5.3. Check and starter repair
   7.6. Replacement of the lock of ignition
   7.7. Removal and installation of the gauge of pressure of oil
   7.8. Removal and installation of the gauge of level of oil on models with 16th valves
   + 7.9. The electric equipment of diesel engines 16D, 16DA, 17D and 17DR
+ 8. Ignition system
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Transmissions and power shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. A suspension bracket and a steering
+ 13. A body
+ 14. Electric schemes

7.5.1. Check of system of start of the engine

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

 – The accumulator is faulty;
 – Breakage of an electric chain between the ignition lock, the traction relay, the accumulator and a starter;
 – The traction relay is faulty;
 – Mechanical or electric defect of a starter.

1. For accumulator check light headlights. If they grow dull in some seconds, means, the accumulator is discharged. Recharge or replace the accumulator. If headlights do not grow dull, include a starter and observe of light. If they grow dull, means, pressure 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 considerable resistance at an electric chain of a starter.
2. If damage to an electric chain is suspected, disconnect the accumulator and clear all connections and contacts in a starter feed circuit. Repeatedly connect the accumulator and, using the voltmeter, check up pressure on elements of an electric chain to a starter.
3. If the accumulator and an electric chain in a good condition, remove a wire of a food from the traction relay and connect to it the voltmeter. Turn the ignition key in position "engine start". In this position there should be a full pressure of the accumulator.
4. Contacts of the traction relay can be checked up voltmeter connection between contact of the traction relay connected to a starter and the earth. At ignition key turn in position "engine start" the voltmeter should show pressure. In the absence of pressure the solenoid of the traction relay is faulty or contacts of the traction relay have scorched.
5. If the electric chain and the traction relay are serviceable, means, the starter is faulty.

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