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Toyota Camry (1983 - 1991)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

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

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Gas Engine:
Toyota Camry, 1983-1991

Does not include information specific to diesel engines

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: Four-cylinder engines
Chapter 2: Part B: V6 engine
Chapter 2: Part C: 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: Manual and automatic transaxles
Chapter 8: Part A: Clutch and driveaxles
Chapter 8: Part B: All-wheel drive system
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 first-generation Toyota Camry went on sale in the United States in 1983, and was immediately a winner. The Toyota Camry was available with 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engines, and 1.8- and 2.0-liter diesel engines, and could be purchased as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. All of the Camry’s engines drove the front wheels through a standard five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic gearbox on the 2.0 versions. Tweaks throughout the car’s life included uprated shock absorbers, an electronic instrument cluster and an alarm. In 1986 the second-generation Toyota Camry was launched, with a five-door station wagon model added to the range. The new Camry was more aerodynamic than its predecessor, and also better equipped, while a four-wheel-drive system and new 2.5-liter V6 gasoline engine were also introduced. The Toyota Camry Mk2 continued until 1991. Haynes has an extensive range of Toyota repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Toyota Camry repair manual will be able to provide all the help you need, whether you're servicing or repairing your car.