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Cadillac Eldorado (1971 - 1985)


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

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What's covered: 
Gas Engines:
Buick Riviera, 1979-1985
Cadillac Eldorado, 1971-1985
Cadillac Seville, 1980-1985
Oldsmobile Toronado, 1971-1985

Does not include information specific to diesel engines

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: V6 engines
Chapter 2: Part B: V8 engines
Chapter 2: Part C: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems: carbureted and fuel-injected
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions and engine control systems
Chapter 7: Automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Driveaxles and differential
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Suspension and steering systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
Wiring Diagrams

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8.5 x 11


The seventh-generation Cadillac Eldorado was a mere two inches longer than its immediate predecessor, but its wheelbase was actually a full six inches longer, which allowed engineers to enhance cabin space. A convertible version also appeared. The car was facelifted in 1974 with new grille, new bumpers, new rear lights, and a restyled dashboard. Further tweaks occurred over the years until the eight-generation Eldorado appeared in 1979. However, the new car was much smaller than its predecessor, as were its sister cars the Buick Riviera, Cadillac De Ville, Cadillac Seville, and Oldsmobile Toronado. As a result, it sold poorly, despite having high-tech equipment such as a digital instrument option. Changes thereafter were minor, comprising mainly special editions. The car was replaced in 1985. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Cadillac repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Cadillac Eldorado repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.