Buick Riviera (1979 - 1985)
Complete coverage for your vehicle
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Buick Riviera, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Buick Riviera. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Buick Riviera can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
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General Motors Haynes Repair Manual covering Cadillac Eldorado (71-85), Cadillac Seville (80-85), Oldsmobile Toronado (71-85), and Buick Riviera (79-85) all with gasoline engines
PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications and do not cover diesel models unless specifically stated. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.
Does not include information specific to diesel engines
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: V6 engines
Chapter 2: Part B: V8 engines
Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems: carbureted and fuel-injected
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems
Chapter 7: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Driveaxles and differential
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
The seventh-generation Cadillac Eldorado was a mere two inches longer than its immediate predecessor, but its wheelbase was actually a full six inches longer, which allowed engineers to enhance cabin space. A convertible version also appeared. The car was facelifted in 1974 with new grille, new bumpers, new rear lights, and a restyled dashboard. Further tweaks occurred over the years until the eight-generation Eldorado appeared in 1979. However, the new car was much smaller than its predecessor, as were its sister cars the Buick Riviera, Cadillac De Ville, Cadillac Seville, and Oldsmobile Toronado. As a result, it sold poorly, despite having high-tech equipment such as a digital instrument option. Changes thereafter were minor, comprising mainly special editions. The car was replaced in 1985. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Cadillac repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Cadillac Eldorado repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.