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Buick Electra (1985 - 1990) Chilton

Complete coverage for your vehicle

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

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What's covered: 

General Motors Buick/Oldsmobile/Pontiac Front Wheel Drive vehicles 1985-2005 covering Buick LeSabre, Electra and Park Ave (1985-05), Pontiac Bonneville (1985-05), Oldsmobile Eighty Eight, Delta 88, Royale, Ninety Eight, LSS and Regency (1985-02). Does not cover diesel engines, supercharger, rear-wheel drive or V8 models.


Does not cover diesel engine and related information, supercharger information, rear-wheel drive models or V8 engine

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-Up and Routine Maintenance
Chapter 2: Engines and General Engine Overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, Heating and AC Systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and Exhaust Systems
Chapter 5: Engine Electrical Systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and Engine Control Systems
Chapter 7: Manual and Automatic Transmissions
Chapter 8: Clutch and Driveline
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and Steering Systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis Electrical System and Wiring Diagrams Glossary and Master Index

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The final version of the was released in 1985 as a front wheel drive, moving away from the rear wheel drive of its predecessor. The vehicle came in sedan and coupe form, with a reduced size exterior, giving the car a smaller appearance than previous models. The engine sizes ranged from a 3 liter V6, 3.8 liter V6 and 4.3 liter Oldsmobile diesel V6, usually in four-speed automatic transmission. Our extensive Electra 1985 - 1990 repair manual provides you with comprehensive guidance to help you carry out routine servicing and full-scale repair work.