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Chevrolet Caprice (1969 - 1990)

Chevrolet Caprice

Complete coverage for your vehicle

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


The second-generation Chevrolet Caprice appeared in 1971, and was available as a two-door hardtop, two-door coupe, two-door convertible, four-door hardtop, four-door sedan and five-door station wagon. It was a sister car to the Chevrolet Bel Air, Chevrolet Biscayne, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Kingswood and Chevrolet Townsman. The engine range was all V8, with motor sizes of 5.7 liters, 6.6 liters and 7.4 liters. There were three-speed and four-speed manual transmissions, as well as two automatic gearboxes. In 1973 it was renamed the Chevrolet Caprice Classic, while the sister Chevrolet Kingswood was renamed the Chevrolet Caprice Estate. Tweaks were minor until the third generation Caprice Classic appeared in 1977. It was much smaller than its predecessor. As well as the original engines it was also available with 3.8-liter and 4.3-liter V6 motors. It continued with various tweaks until 1990. 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 Caprice and Chevrolet Caprice Classic repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.