Chevy Celebrity

Mid-size car Chevy Celebrity was introduced in 1981 for 1982 model year. As the best-selling car last 1986 in the US, Celebrity gives Chevy a front wheel drive solid car to sell and offers adequate performance, style and practicality.

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How do you set the timeclock in a 1988 Chevolet Celebrity?

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With the ignition switch on and the radio OFF, push the set button. Then use the Seek and Scan buttons to change the hours and minutes.

How do you adjust the idle speed on a 1986 Chevy Celebrity?

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There is a idle screw that you simply tighten to increase the idle speed or unscrew to reduce the idle speed. look under the hood at the throttle linkage.push the gas and let off of it. when you let off look where it comes to a rest. you will see it comes to a rest against a screw. if you want to idle it down just turn it counter clock-wise. i believe it is star shaped. so a regular screw driver wont work. hope that helps. this should be quick and easy 2 min job

How do you set the clock on an older AC Del co radio that doesn't have a set button 1989?

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you go to wallmart and buy a fuken radeo

To set the clock on a radio without a set button:

With the ignition on and the radio off pull the Scan and Seek buttons out to change the hours and minutes.

Why might the radio not work on a 1988 Chevy Celebrity?

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I had the same problem in my 1988 celebrity. All I had to do was look at all the fuses under the steering wheel and replace the burned out fuse that controled the radio. I've discovered that the radio is not only controlled by its own fuse, it also gets power via the courtesy lights fuse. Either one can kill a radio. If the radio is aftermarket, check its own inline fuse if it came with one. Don't forget the ground(s). Some require both the black (negative) wire, AND the chassis to complete its ground.

How do you remove a radio from a 2006 Chevy Malibu?

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1. Pull both side console panels off the center console. (These are by your feet in the front).

2. Remove the screw on either side that has the shifter panel attached.

3. Pull the shifter panel up at the rear and down at the front to pop it off and pull it back a little. It won't remove completely due to the shifter.

4. Remove the two screws that you just exposed below the traction control/hazard/airbag panel and disconnect the wires attached to the panel.

5. Carefully pull the trim up from around the HVAC controls and the radio. You also have to remove the center wood piece.

6. Now you can remove the screws holding the HVAC and the radio in place and pull the radio out.

Where is the Turn Signal Flasher located in a 1985 Chevy Celebrity?

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In the 91, there are two fuses for those features.

Fuse 18 (15 amp) runs the Backup Lights, Turn Flasher and Turn Lights.

Fuse 19 (20 amp) runs the Brake Lights and Hazard Flasher.

(From the 91 Caprice service manual)

How do you change the alternator in a 1985 Chevy Celebrity?

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I've never done it but here are some instructions: IGNITION KEY LOCK CYLINDER 1. Disconnect negative battery terminal 2. Remove the steering wheel 3. Pry the lock plate cover off, using two screwdrivers. 4. Push the lock ring in sufficiently to allow removal of the ring retainer with two screwdrivers. 5. Remove the lock plate. 6. Remove the retaining screw and remove the turn signal lever. 7. Remove the three retaining screws and the hazard switch button. 8. Remove the trim panel from benieath the steering column to gain access to the turn signal switch harness. 9. Unplug the switch electrical connector. 10. Pull the turn signal switch up sufficiently to provide access to the ignition switch. 11. With the dey in the On position, remove the ignition warning buzzer switch contacts with needlenose pliers. 12. Remove the switch retaining screw. 13. Withdraw the switch from the steering column. IGNITION SWITCH 1. Unbolt the steering column bracket from the dash and lower the column. 2. Unplug the electrical connector from the switch. 3. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position. Remove the two screws securing the switch to the steering column and remove the switch. GOOD LLLUCK!!!

How do you remove the radio from a 1988 Chevy Celebrity?

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To take the radio out of a 1987 - 1990 Chevrolet Celebrity:

First take off the lower dash trim panel, the one in front of the radio.

1. Remove the ash tray, then the slide it goes in on. This may require removal of the under dash cover. Reach up through the hole where the ash tray was and remove the wire from the cigar lighter, then take the nut off of the back of the cigar lighter socket. The socket will then pull out through the front.

2. Use a thin blade screwdriver and release the headlight knob from the shaft. There is a notch on the back of the knob, the release is in that notch. With the knob off remove the nut from around the shaft.

3. There is a plastic tab that goes under the dash panel to the right of the radio. Pull gently out on the trim panel to make it bow slightly, then the tab will pull out.

4. If the car has a rear window defogger unplug the switch wires.

5. The trim panel should now come off. Use care not to break it.

6. There are three screws that hold the radio in place, remove them and pull the radio out far enough to remove the antenna and wire plugs, then remove the radio,

Re-installation is the reverse.

How do you replace a turn signal tail light bulb on a 1989 Chevy Celebrity?

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In order to change any of the tail light bulbs in a Chevy Celebrity it is necessary to remove the light fixture:

1. Inside the trunk next to the quarter panel there are three nuts. Remove the center nut on the side you want to remove. It should line up with the center of the light fixture.

2. Pull the fixture out until the stud clears the body.

3. Pull gently outward to pull a tab out of the backup light fixture.

4. Unlock the appropriate socket and remove from the fixture. Change the light bulb and reassemble.


How to fix the cruise control on a 1987 olds regency 98?

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there's a tensioner fairly obvious on the left side of the engine. The tensioners often lose strength on these engines. they're about 15 bucks depending on where you go. loosen the bolt on the swingarm of the tensioner and remove the belt. Re route the belt the same way. When you retighten the bolt on the tensioner and it will bring the belt back to the correct tension.

How do you replace the starter in a 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity?

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on a 1984 caprice this is tricky but not very hard. First thing you do is remove negative battery connection and block back tires & set brake, then lift front pass side of car. Behind wheel there is a support that has to come off first. don't worry it's just a bracket for frame support, it wont hurt to remove this part for now. then you'll see 2 wires 1 big one that goes to battery positive, remove that connection first. then the little one next. now that the wires are off, look for two bolts ,they should be 9/16 or 14mm? one is long & one is short don't mix these up! some are the same size. loosen them slowly. the starter motor is heavy so be careful. once you remove bolts there might be a hold down or grounding bracket. remove & turn starter out! remember how you take it out, since it has to go back in the same way! reverse procedure to install.

How do you replace the ignition switch on a 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity?

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Its up underneath the dash. There are four bolts and three wires, black, red and orange and you are done.

the first answer is from someone who has very obviosly never even seen a nova ignition switch. if you have the key, simply put the key in the ignition and leave it in the off position. take a paper clip and insert it into the small hole next to the key, this will allow you to push the switch in further and twist the key counterclockwise allowing the whole unit to slide out.

if you don't have the key, good luck. its a nightmare.

Actually, I think you need to insert the paper clip while the key is in the "accessory" position, then push in and turn counterclockwise. The cylinder can be removed at this point, and you can then remove the bezel nut that holds the ignition switch in place.

both of these answers are telling you how to remove the lock cylinder. the ignition box or switch "both names are commonly used," is on the top of the steering column under the dash. there are two bolts and a wiring harness attached to ignition box. simply remove the two bolts and unplug the wires, remove and reinstall. the hardest part is adjusting the box so the actuator bar is pushing switch into proper position. if you are talking about the lock cylinder go with one of the obove answers. Wow. When the key is on the column, is when they went to the rod type system. On that Nova, it is on the dash, attached to the lock, and tumbler. One piece. the third answer, is the most accurate.

Where is the air filter located on a 1986 Chevrolet celebrity station wagon?

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The location of the air filter varies with which engine your car has.

If it is the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine the air filter is over the the throttle body.

If your car has the 2.8L V6 with a carburetor the air filter is over the carburetor.

If your car has the 2.8L V6 with fuel injection the air filter is in a canister mounted to the inner fender well on the passenger side.

What cars can be flat towed behind a motor home?

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Manual Transmissions and Automatic Transmissions with hydraulic pumps that work when the wheels are spinning.

Can a Saturn VUE be towed behind an RV on all 4's and what do you have to do to hook it up?

86 Chevy Celebrity rim size?

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14 inch

Why won't a 1987 Chevy Celebrity start?

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The two most common reasons why an engine will crank but not start is no fuel and no spark. If you will determine what the situation is with the engine in your car and provide some more information I may be able to help you narrow down the reason why your car won't start.

What Type of engine oil should be used in a 1983 Chevrolet Celebrity?

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Use SF quality oil or better. Viscosity should be appropriate for the climate you are in.

How do you know you need a oil pump?

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You will have an idea that you need a new oil pump if it no longer puts out adequate pressure to lubricate the engine bearings. Use an actual oil pressure gauge to check the oil pressure, the dash light is not a reliable gauge. Also make sure the oil filter is not choked with dirty oil and restricting pressure.

The final determination if you need a new pump is to check the clearances in the pump itself. To check the clearances look in a manual such as a factory service manual, a Chilton manual or a Haynes manual. They should have helpful illustrations as well as the clearance specifications.

You could also check the pressure relief valve, it might be plugged up with sludge

How do you remove the dome light housing to replace the bulb on a 2000 Dodge Intrepid?

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pull the whole light down from the head liner (it is just held on by 2 clips it will not break )then you pull the light itself from the holder change it and reinstall the complete light assy. to the head liner

How much does a 1990 Chevy Celebrity water pump cost?

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Price for a water pump can vary widely depending on where you purchase it and the brand you buy as well as which engine the car has.

Kragen's offers a water pump for the 3.1L V6 as little as $14.00 to $40.00 and up

For a 2.5L 4 cylinder the cost varies from about $25.00 to $35.00.

Autozone will likely be similar, others may be more or less.

How do you change the injectors?

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It would be most helpful if you said what year car and which engine you are asking about. There is quite a bit of difference between changing injectors on a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine and a 2.8L V6, there is also differences between the earlier V6 (1985-

1986 and the later 1987-1990) If you have the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine write back and I will write more specific instructions for that.

If you have the 2.8L V6 this may be of use to you.

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Since you may spill some gasoline it would be prudent to have a proper fire extinguisher nearby. Wear protective gloves. In case you spill gasoline you want to do this in a well ventilated area. I prefer out doors.

2.Remove the air duct between the air filter and the throttle body.

3. Unplug any electrical connections on the plenum and throttle body and make note of where they go so you can put them back.

4. Disconnect cables and vacuum lines as necessary from the plenum, note where they go.

5.Remove the plenum and sit aside.

6. Bleed off the gasoline pressure from the fuel rail. Use a rag to keep the fuel from spraying, dispose of the rag properly.

7. Remove the vacuum line from the pressure regulator.

8. Unplug the electrical connections from the fuel injectors. Make note of where each goes for replacement purposes.

9. Remove the bolts that hold the fuel rail in place.

10. Remove the fuel rail by pulling it up. The fuel injectors have a clip that holds them to the fuel rail. The bottom of the injectors will be tight in the intake manifold, it may take some prying to get them out.

11. Slide the clips out to remove the injectors from the fuel rail. They will also be tight to get out, may need to be pried out. Note their orientation.

12. Clean out the ports where the fuel injectors enter both the intake manifold and the fuel rail. Do not soak the fuel rail in cleaner solution.

13. Lightly coat the new "O" rings in engine oil and slip them onto the ends of the new/replacement fuel injectors. They will slide back in much easier than they came out.

14. Push the new injectors into the fuel rail in the correct orientation and slide the retainer clips back in place.

15. Position the fuel rail over the intake manifold and make sure all of the injectors are entering their respective ports, then push down into the ports.

16. Put the bolts back in that hold the fuel rail in place.

17. Put new "O" rings on the fuel lines and reattach the fittings. Reattach the vacuum line to the pressure regulator.

18. Attach a temporary ground to the battery and turn the ignition on. The fuel pump should come on and build up pressure. Check for fuel leaks both in the fuel lines and the fuel injectors. Any leaks noted should be repaired at this point.

19. Remove the temporary ground, turn off the ignition.

20. Reattach the electric plugs to the fuel injectors.

21. Put the plenum back on with new gaskets and reattach cables, electrical fittings and vacuum hoses. Put the battery ground back in place last.

22. At this point everything should have been put back in place. Start the engine. There will be some air in the fuel rail and injectors so the engine may start hard and run rough until the air is replaced with gasoline. Check again for leaks, the smell of gasoline. Use an appropriate fuel pressure gage to measure the fuel pressure on the fuel rail. It should be about 45 psi. Use a rag to catch any fuel lost attaching the pressure gauge. Dispose of rag properly. Pressure will be a little lower at idle. If the pressure is too low or if the pressure drops when the ignition is shut off it can be an indication of a leak. Remove the fuel pressure gauge, again use a rag to catch leaks, dispose of rag properly.

I hope this will help.

How do you change motor mounts in 1989 celebrity 2.8?

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If you go to and register for free, you input your car info and look up a part. After you get to the page with the part and prices listed, look to the right and you will find a section that says "YOUR RIDE. YOUR GUIDE." When you click this, you will get the actual pages from the repair manual that show you how to replace this part. I use it constantly and love it that I get the manual info without shelling out the $25 for the hard copy.

Where are heater hoses on a 1989 Chevy Celebrity?

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On a 1989 Chevy Celebrity the heater hose leaves the water pump via a hose barb then runs along the top of the passenger side frame rail and then into the heater core. The heater core is in the firewall below the blower fan on the passenger side of the car. The return hose leaves the heater core and runs along the firewall then to the water outlet below the thermostat.