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Chevrolet Caprice Wagon 1978 repair and maintenance guide free download ebook

book by Endryus Rendell

Published: 05/06/2019, file verified: 10/15/2019
  • Auxiliary belt replacement
  • Engine error codes
  • Installation of additional equipment
  • Roadside wheel change
  • Vacuum oil extraction

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Chevrolet Caprice Wagon 1978, this book can help you understand, care for and repair your Chevrolet. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 500 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Chevrolet Caprice Wagon can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive. Download e-book for Chevrolet Caprice Wagon of 1978 model year.

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You can download guidelines for repair and maintenance of Chevrolet Caprice Wagon in e-book format. The zip-archive contains versions for iPhone, Android and computer reading.

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Number of pages
356 pages
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File size
47.6 kB (ZIP archive)
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Chevrolet Caprice Wagon specifications

The main characteristics of a Chevrolet Caprice Wagon car. Full list of characteristics you will find in the book after free download.

Car modelChevrolet Caprice Wagon
Model year1978
CategoryStation Wagons Estate
Number of seats4
Car length5460 mm (213.93 inches)
Car width2020 mm (79.10 inches)
Car height1480 mm (58.01 inches)
Wheelbase2950 mm (115.52 inches)
Ground clearance160 mm (6.27 inches)
Vehicle weight1700 kg (3729.16 pounds)
Car passenger space5930 litres (1559.17 gallons)
Gear boxAuto, 3-speed
Drive unitRear
Front brakesDisks
Rear brakesDrums
Turning radius14 m (532.72 inches)
Aerodynamic dragcoefisient0.4
Engine capacity5002 ccm (303.69 cubic inches)
Engine's typein-line, 8-cyl
Maximum power131.00 PS (95.52 kW or 128.36 HP) at 3200 Rev. per min.
Torque333 Nm (33.83 kgf-m or 244.37 ft.lbs) at 2000 Rev. per min.
Fuel typeGasoline
Power density0.0771 PS/kg

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Detailed guide to repair and maintenance of Chevrolet Caprice Wagon model 1978 in e-book format.

Chapter one / General information about Chevrolet

Serial numbers / Service hints / Safety / Expendable supplies / Notes, cautions and warnings / Safety first / Torque specifications / Basic hand tools / Parts replacement / Mechanics tips / Off Road rules / Tune-up and troubleshooting tools / Service tips

Chapter two / Troubleshooting

Emergency troubleshooting / Brake problems / Operating requirements / Excessive vibration / Engine performance / Front suspension and steering / Engine noises / Engine starting

Chapter three / Lubrication, maintenance and tune-up

Spark plug / Pre-checks / Periodic maintenance / Compression test / Valve adjustment / Service intervals / Tune-up / Ignition timing / Final drive oil change / Engine oil and filter change / Air filter / Periodic lubrication / Idle speed adjustment / Specifications

Chapter four / Chevrolet's engine

Camshaft chain and tensioner / Piston, piston pin and piston rings / Removal installation / Recoil starter / Ignition pulse generator / Specifications / Alternator / Oil pump / Cylinder head / Engine cooling / Break-in / Crankcase and crankshaft / Valves and valve components / Cylinder head cover and camshaft / Cylinder / Starter gears

Chapter five / Fuel and exhaust system

Cold starting / Exhaust system / Operation cleaning inspection / Fuel level gauge / Specifications / Throttle cable / Fuel shutoff valve / Air filter air box / Fuel tank

Chapter six / Electrical system

Ignition pulse generator / Specifications / High oil temperature warning indicator system / Fuses / Switches / Lighting system / Alternator / Charging system / Electric starting system / Voltage regulator

Chapter seven / Front suspension and steering

Steering shaft / Tie rod / Front brake and axle / Specifications / Front wheel / Front suspension arm and steering knuckle / Handlebar

Chapter eight / Rear axle suspension

Rear axle / Rear wheel / Shock absorber / Rear axle housing

Chapter nine / Body of Chevrolet Caprice Wagon

Rear fender / Front fender / Front fender / Rear fend / Rear fender seat / Specifications

Wiring diagrams

Circuits / Colors of wires / Connectors

Supplement / Index

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