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Chevrolet Impala (1969 - 1985)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Chevrolet Impala, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Chevrolet Impala. 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 Impala 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
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The fifth generation of the Chevrolet Impala appeared in 1971. It was available as a two-dour coupe and convertible, a four-door sedan and a five-door station wagon, and was a sister car to the Chevrolet Bel Air, Chevrolet Biscayne, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet Kingswood and Chevrolet Townsman. It was powered by a range of engines, starting with a 4.1-liter six-cylinder, then a 5.7-liter V8, followed by 6.6-liter and 7.4-liter V8 motors. The convertible was phased out in 1972, while various tweaks throughout the years were required to keep up with safety and emissions regulations. In 1979 the sixth-generation Impala was launched and was much smaller than its predecessor. 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 Impala repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.