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Pontiac Catalina (1970 - 1981)

Complete coverage for your vehicle

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

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What's covered

What's covered: 

Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac Full-size Rear-wheel drive gasoline engine models Haynes Repair Manual for 1970 thru 1990 covering Buick Electra (’70 thru ’84), Buick Estate (’70 thru ’90), Buick Le Sabre (’70 thru ’85), Buick Limited (’74 thru ’79), Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser (’70 thru ’90), Olds Delta 88 (’70 thru ’85), Olds Delta 88 Brougham (’80 thru ’85), Olds Delta 88 Royale (’70 thru ’85), Olds Ninety-eight Luxury (’70 thru ’81), Olds Ninety-eight Regency (’73 thru ’81), Olds Ninety-eight Regency Brougham (’82 thru ’84), Pontiac Bonneville (’70 thru ’81), Pontiac Bonneville Brougham (’70 thru ’81), Pontiac Catalina (’70 thru ’81), Pontiac Grandville (’70 thru ’75), and Pontiac Parisienne (’83 thru ’86)

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 diesel engine, front-wheel drive models, turbo models or 4.3L V6 information.

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 control systems
Chapter 7: Part A: Manual transmission
Chapter 7: Part B: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Steering and suspension systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
Wiring Diagrams

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