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
- 8. Ignition system
   - 8.1. System of ignition with the breaker
      8.1.1. A technical characteristics
      8.1.2. Check of system of ignition
      8.1.3. Adjustment of a backlash and the closed condition of contacts of the breaker
      8.1.4. Removal and installation of contacts of the breaker
      8.1.5. Check, removal and condenser installation
      + 8.1.6. The ignition distributor
      + 8.1.7. Adjustment of a corner of an advancing of ignition
      8.1.8. Removal, check and installation of the coil of ignition
   + 8.2. Electronic contactless system of ignition
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Transmissions and power shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. A suspension bracket and a steering
+ 13. A body
+ 14. Electric schemes

8.1.5. Check, removal and condenser installation

The condenser is intended for reduction искрения between breaker contacts.

The condenser is connected in parallel breaker contacts. At a condenser exit ignition admissions are out of operation possible.


1. If work of the engine after runaway of several kilometres is broken and there is strong обгорание breaker contacts, that, probably, the condenser is faulty.
2. The further check can be made, disconnecting manually contacts of the breaker to the included ignition.
3. Presence of a strong spark between contacts specifies in condenser failure.

Removal and installation

1. Unscrew screws, fastening a cover of the distributor of ignition, and uncover also a distributor rotor.
2. Move a spring of the lever of contacts of the breaker from a plastic insulator and disconnect condenser wires.
3. Unscrew the screw, крепящий the condenser to a basic plate of the distributor of ignition, and remove it.
4. Installation is made in sequence, return to removal.

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