Chevrolet Caprice Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Chevrolet Caprice

Chevrolet Caprice Problems

Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail

4.3L V6, 5.0L w/Fuel Injection
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail and cause stalling and engine/transmission drivability concerns.

Engine Running Rich Due to Fuel Leak Inside Intake Manifold

Vehicles using the enhanced vortec V6 engine may be hard to start run poorly and/or use to much fuel due to a fuel leak inside the intake manifold plenum. Commonly this is caused by a leaking fuel pressure regulator or fuel line. The fuel system will need to be pressurized with the upper intake manifold removed in order to determine the exact cause of the leak. Removing the "tuning valve" from the upper intake can allow for limited visual inspection without removing the upper intake manifold.

Idling Problems Due to Vacuum Leak in Throttle Body Gasket

The throttle body gasket may develop a vacuum leak which may result in a higher than normal engine idle. Failed gaskets will require replacement.

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Chevrolet Caprice Recalls

Recall 97V217000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULATOR CAN CORRODE AND LEAK FLUID FROM THE FRONT BRAKE CIRCUIT.
Recall 96V245000
THE WHEEL LUG NUTS WERE NOT TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION DURING ASSEMBLY.
Recall 96V019000
DEFECTIVE LOWER CONTROL ARM BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT NUTS WERE NOT PROPERLY TORQUED AND CAN LOOSEN.

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Chevrolet Caprice Reviews

I have a 1994 caprice and its the best car I have ever had. I have had a 1977 and 1980 and 1988 model and this is by far the best I have had. I have had it for almost three years and just the other week I had to replace the water pump, but before that and so far she ran and runs like a champ and purrs like a kitten, quieter than a sewing machine. so in love cant wait to put a little money in he...
i let this car sit up for a year now im putting it back on the road but it seems to have a knocking nosie in the motor what could be my problem.
my 94 caprice is acting up it will run just fine for about 15 min then just die and wont start again until it cools off and does the same thing

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