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Factory service manual for the Chevrolet Malibu. The type of information contained in this workshop manual include general servicing, maintenance and minor repairs, advanced repairs and rebuild guides. Topics include Engine, Gearbox, Differential, Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Interior Fittings, Exterior Fittings, Body Panels and Electrical Systems with wiring diagrams.

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Monte Carlo is a large Chevrolet sedan that was manufactured and marketed from 1970 to 2007 (non-continuous production), spanning six generations. Chevrolet positioned Monte Carlo as a personal luxury car, with the latest generation classified as a full-size coupe.

The first four generations of Monte Carlo (1970-1972, 1973-1977, 1978-1980 and 1981-1988) were of a rear-wheel drive coupé design and a V8 engine (a 1978 V6 engine), using bodywork. Later generations of rear-wheel drive did not incorporate the bodybuilding trend that became more prevalent in the early 1980s, when automakers reduced their vehicle lines to meet the growing demand for fuel economy after the 1973 oil crisis and the recession of the early 1980s.

After discontinuing the rear-wheel drive Monte Carlo after 1988, the nameplate was revived in 1994 for the fifth generation, a front-wheel drive V6 coupe and V6 engine based on the Chevrolet Lumina sedan. The sixth and final generation of the 1999 Monte Carlo was built together with the Chevrolet Impala, which succeeded the Lumina as Chevrolet’s mid-size sedan. Monte Carlo SS was revived from 1999 to 2007, which was initially powered by 3.8 L V6 (supercharged in 2004 and 2005) and by a 5.3 L V8 for 2006 and 2007.

The name of the car was based on the city of Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco, specifically in the Monte Carlo / Spélugues wing.

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All of GM’s mid-size cars, including Monte Carlo, have been reduced to the 1978 model year in response to the 1973 Arab Petroleum Embargo and CAFE requirements. The 1978 model was 700-800 pounds lighter and 15 inches shorter than the 1977 model. The 1978 model also had more interior space and trunk than the previous 1977 model. The engines offered in previous years were abandoned in favor of a standard 231 CID V6 built by Buick or an optional Chevrolet 305 CID V8. The new solid wall-to-wall carpet was standard. The three-speed manual transmission reappeared for the first time in several years as standard equipment on the base model with a V6 engine, and the automatic was optional. The optional V8 and all Landau models come standard with the automatic. A four-speed manual transmission with a gearshift was optional with the 305 V8, the first time that a four-speed manual has been offered at Monte Carlo since 1971.
1979 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Minor changes in finish were made at Monte Carlo 1979, which included a remodeled grille, revised parking lamp details and new wraparound taillights. Mechanical changes included a new 200 CID V6 built by Chevrolet as the standard engine for the basic Monte Carlo in 49 states, while the Buick 231 CID V6 remained standard on the base models in California and on all Landau models. A new 125 hp (93 kW) 267 CID V8 became optional and the 140 hp (100 kW) 305 CID V8 continued as an option, but was accompanied by a 160 hp 235 lbf⋅ft (319 N⋅m) version with four barrel carburetor. The same transmissions were carried over from 1978, including a standard three-speed manual and an optional four-speed manual or an optional three-speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic. 1979 would be the last year that Chevrolet would offer manual transmissions in Monte Carlo due to the extremely low interest of the buyer. A black 1979 Monte Carlo was worn by Michael Platt and William Matix during the 1986 FBI shooting in Miami. A 1979 Monte Carlo modified for a lowrider was also heavily featured in the 2001 Training Day film. The car was driven by the main character, Detective Alonzo Harris, played by actor Denzel Washington.

In 1980, the car received a slight frontal makeover, with quadruple headlights and direction indicators mounted below. The 3-speed 200 metric automatic transmission has become standard on all models and a new Chevrolet 229 CID V6 with a 2-barrel Rochester carburetor has replaced the 1979 CID V6 from 1979 and the Buick engine offered on all 1978 models and the 1979 Landau as the standard engine in 49 states (California cars continued to use the Buick engine). A new option for 1980 was the Buick turbocharged version of the 231 CID V6 with 170 hp (130 kW). Other optional engines include the 267 and 305 CID versions of the small block Chevrolet V8 with up to 155 hp (116 kW). The front headroom was 37.6 inches, while the rear headroom was 37.8 inches. [20] An electric trunk opener was still optional. There were a total of 13,839 Monte Carlo turbo in 1980. A new 14-inch rally wheel option was introduced with 5 slots (with square ends and a pointed edge) – subsequently shared with subsequent Chevrolet / GMC A / G-bodies including the Chevrolet S10 light truck.


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