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Mercury Capri (1979 - 1986) Chilton


Complete coverage for your vehicle

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

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Ford Mustang/Capri 1979-93 covering all models of Ford Mustang (1979-93) and Mercury Capri (1979-86)

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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8.5 x 11


The second-generation Mercury Capri appeared in 1979 and was based on the same platform as the Ford Mustang of the same age. Engines ranged from a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine through a few V6 engines and up to a 5.0-liter V8. The car had a distinctive squared-off nose and flared fenders, all of which remained largely unchanged throughout the car’s life. There were various hot version, including the 1983 Crimson Cat, and 1984 Charcoal Turbo RS. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Mercury repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Mercury Capri repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.