1986

SHOP MANUAL

Covering CAPRICE, MONTE CARLO AND EL CAMINO

ST-384-86

FOREWORD

This manual contains procedures for diagnosis, maintenance and adjustments, minor service operations, replacement of components and disassembly and assembly of major components of Caprice, Monte Carlo and El Camino.

The manual is divided into two parts:

CHASSIS SERVICE
AND
BODY SERVICE

CHASSIS SERVICE

The Table of Contents on this page enables the user to quickly locate any desired section. At the beginning of each individual section containing more than one major subject is a Table of Contents, which gives the page number on which each major subject begins. When necessary, an index is placed at the beginning of each major subject within the section.
Summaries of Special Tools, when required, are found at the end of major sections. Specifications covering vehicle components are presented at the rear of each section.
Any reference to brand names in this manual is intended merely as an example of the types of lubricants, tools, materials, etc., recommended for use. In all cases, an equivalent may be used. This manual should be kept in a handy place for ready reference. If properly used, it will enable the technician to better serve the owners of Chevrolet vehicles.
All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this literature are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication approval. The right is reserved to make changes at any time without notice.

CAUTION

This vehicle contains many parts dimensioned in the metric system. Most fasteners are metric and many are very close in dimension to familiar customary measurements in the inch system. However, it is important to note that, during any vehicle maintenance procedures, replacement fasteners must have the same measurements as those removed, whether metric or customary. Mismatched or incorrect fasteners can result in vehicle damage or malfunction, or possibly personal injury. Therefore, fasteners removed from the vehicle should be saved for re-use whenever possible. Where the fasteners are not satisfactory for re-use, care should be taken to select a replacement that matches the original.


CAUTION

To reduce the chance of personal injury and/or property damage, the following instructions must be carefully observed:

Proper service and repair are important to the safety of the service technician and the safe, reliable operation of all motor vehicles. If part replacement is necessary, the part must be replaced with one of the same part number or with an equivalent part. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality.

The service procedures recommended and described in this service manual are effective methods of performing service and repair. Some of these procedures require the use of tools specially designed for the purpose.

Accordingly, anyone who intends to use a replacement part, service procedure or tool, which is not recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, must first determine that neither his safety nor the safe operation of the vehicle will be jeopardized by the replacement part, service procedure or tool selected.

It is important to note that this manual contains various "Cautions" and "Notices" that must be carefully observed in order to reduce the risk of personal injury during service or repair, or the possibility that improper service or repair may damage the vehicle or render it unsafe. It is also important to understand that these 'Cautions' and 'Notices' are not exhaustive, because it is impossible to warn of all the possible hazardous consequences that might result from failure to follow these instructions.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION

GENERAL INFORMATION
General Information
Maintenance and Lubrication

0A
0B
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Heating and Ventilation
Manual Air Conditioning
R-4 Compressor

1A
1B
1D1
FRAME AND BUMPERS
Frame and Body Mounts
Bumpers
Chassis Sheet Metal

2A
2B
2C
STEERING, SUSPENSION, WHEELS
AND TIRES

Diagnosis
Front Alignment
Steering Column
Steering Linkage
Power Steering
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Wheels and Tires


3
3A
3B5
3B6
3B7
3C
3D
3E
PROPELLER SHAFT AND REAR AXLE
Propeller Shaft
Rear Axles

4A
4B
BRAKES
5
ENGINE
Engine Diagnosis
Small Block (4.3L/5.0L/5.7L)
Engine Cooling
Engine Fuel
E4ME Carburetor
Engine Electrical
Driveability & Emissions
Driveability & Emission Carburetor
Driveability & Emission TBI
Engine Exhaust

6
6A4
6B
6C
6C1
6D
6E
6E1
6E2
6F
TRANSMISSION
Automatic Service
200C - Unit Repair
2004R - Unit Repair
700R4 - Unit Repair

7A



ELECTRICAL
Electrical Diagnosis
Chassis Electrical
Instrument Panel and Gages
Windshield Washers and Wipers

8A
8B
8C
8E
ACCESSORIES
9
BODY SERVICE
9
ELECTRICAL WIRING DIAGRAMS
REAR
OF
BOOK

CHEVROLET MOTOR DIVISION
General Motors Corporation
DETROIT, MICHIGAN

©1985 General Motor Corporation