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Chevrolet Bel Air (1969 - 1975)

Bel air

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Chevrolet Bel Air, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Chevrolet Bel Air. 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 Chevrolet Bel Air can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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Chevrolet Full-size Models Haynes Repair Manual for 1969 thru 1990 Impala, Caprice, Biscayne, Bel Air, Kingswood and Townsman with V6 & V8 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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Engines
Chapter 2: Part B: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
Wiring diagrams

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The seventh-generation Chevrolet Bel Air appeared in 1971 as a slightly more luxurious option for those who wanted a business car. It was available as a four-door sedan or five-door station wagon, and was a sister car to the Chevrolet Biscayne, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Kingswood and Chevrolet Townsman. A selection of engines started with a 4.1-liter inline six-cylinder motor, followed by 5.7-liter, 6.6-liter and 7.4-liter V8 engines. There was a three-speed manual gearbox or a three-speed automatic. Tweaks throughout its life were minor, and were mainly done to comply with federal legislation. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Chevrolet repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Chevrolet Bel Air repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.