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Chevrolet Shop Manuals
Chevrolet factory shop manuals are the most complete and
best repair information available. Chevy’s first shop manuals go back all the way to 1916 covering their
490 and early V8 models.
From 1926 through
1949, and again from 1966-1987, Chevrolet cars used separate Fisher Body
Service Manuals for repairs from the firewall back, which includes doors, windows, locks, seats, carpeting,
headlining, and more. Chevy Trucks, on
the other hand, include body repair with the main mechanical shop manual.
From 1965 through the 1980s, Chevy issued separate overhaul
manuals for most cars and trucks. While
the main mechanical manual in these years shows how to do on-vehicle repairs as
well as take major components in and out of the vehicle, the overhaul manual
explains how to do major repairs once a component is on a workbench. This includes tearing down and rebuilding
engine, transmission, rear end, and ac compressor. Different components are covered in different
years, though transmissions are always included. Overhaul manuals are also called unit repair
manuals. In the 1990s through 2006,
you’ll need a separate unit repair manual in order to rebuild your
You’ll need a separate wiring diagram for 1973-1993 trucks
and 1974-1980 cars, and you’ll find some electrical troubleshooting manuals for
1980s vehicles as well. For other years,
wiring diagrams are usually included in the main service manual.
Corvettes get their own special manuals from 1963-1965, and
from 1979 to the present time. From
1953-1962, however, Corvettes require a Corvette servicing guide, but also the
Chevy car shop manual for their year (for components like engines that
Corvettes share with other Chevys). From
1966-1978 Corvettes are included with other Chevrolets in the main shop manuals
and overhaul manuals (but not body manuals. Corvette body is found in the main shop manual for each year).
Since El Caminos were built by the car division but marketed
by the truck division, you’ll find El Camino repairs in car manuals – usually
with Chevelle and Malibu models that they’re related
Assembly manuals are available for some Chevrolets from the
1940s through the early 1980s. These
books were used on the assembly lines to illustrate how vehicles were put
together. They’re usually loaded with
illustrations, but few written instructions. They’re helpful for putting together your vehicle, and identifying
missing parts. Not all assembly manuals
have been released to the public, buy you can find them for some trucks,
Impala, Bel Air, Caprice, and other full-size cars,
as well as Camaro, Chevelle,
El Camino, Nova, Chevy II, Corvair, and a few others.
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