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Chevrolet Celebrity Parts and Chevrolet Celebrity Accessories

Interesting Facts about the Chevrolet Celebrity

  • The Chevrolet Celebrity is part of the General Motors A platform (or A-body) for mid-sized cars produced from 1982 to 1996. The A-body consisted of three body styles: four-door sedan, two-door coupe, and four-door station wagon. Other A-body vehicles with the same 104.5-in wheelbase as the Celebrity are the Pontiac 6000, the Buick Century, and the Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera.

  • Did you know that the Chevrolet Celebrity was celebrated as the best-selling car in the United States in 1986? This is indeed a milestone for this Chevy nameplate that only produced one generation of its kind in about its eight years of existence. It was also considered as one of the most successful Chevrolets ever built.

  • The successor of the mid-sized Chevrolet Malibu, the Celebrity featured a rather angular but aerodynamic styling, making it more spacious and easier to handle. These are just some of the mid-sized sedan's characteristics made it a favorite when it comes to fleet vehicle and taxi cabs.

  • An earlier Chevrolet model, the 1980 Chevrolet Citation was reported to be poorly designed as proven by the numerous recalls and complaints on its rear brakes. Sales of the Citation dipped on its third year, and although the launching of a Chevrolet Citation II in 1984 struggled to regain the reputation of General Motors, it only happened when the Chevrolet Celebrity was introduced in 1982. About 400,000 units of the 1986 Celebrity model were sold from 1984 to 1987, which concluded it as a successful comeback for the Chevrolet Citation.

  • The 1982 and 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity had its share of becoming a celebrity as it appeared in several Hollywood movies such as Twins (1988), American Pie (1999), and Scary Movie 4 (2006), among others. The Celebrity's 1990 Eurosport also made a cameo in car chase scene in the action movie Lethal Weapon 3 in 1992.

  • The Chevrolet Celebrity offered a Eurosport package that boasts of Sport Rallye wheels with 14" steel, a classy black steering wheel, and a firmer F41 suspension, among others. Its interiors featured red emblems on the interiors and the dashboard. Its engine was similar to the other Chevy Celebrity models.

Chevrolet Celebrity Parts

Chevrolet Celebrity Articles

  • Chevrolet Celebrity Common Problems 26 February 2013

    Recognized as one of the best-selling automobiles in the United States during the 80s, the Chevrolet Celebrity is also the celebrated comeback of the infamous Chevrolet Citation. The Celebrity sold over 400,000 units in US alone, making it one of the successful Chevrolets ever produced. However, this best-seller still has flaws and imperfections, despite all the praises and recognition it has achieved with its moniker. Here are some of the common problems that Chevrolet Celebrity owners complain about:


    Headlight switch

    A manufacturing defect caused the push-pull headlight switches of over 90,000 units of the 1986 Chevrolet Celebrity to malfunction. Thus, a recall was issued in the same year to replace the headlight switches as this particular problem could cause the vehicle's headlights to flicker or die, especially when driving under severe weather conditions or at nighttime driving.


    Upper engine mount

    The 1982 model, on the other hand, is known to have issues with its computerized engine control system and the upper engine mount. The engine mount is said to be prone to breakage and damage, which could cause the vehicle to vibrate even when the car is in neutral mode. Problems with this component usually leads the engine to vibrate, misalign, or even break, which could be very risky.


    Engine

    The 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity was reported to stall frequently without rough idling mostly when the air-conditioning is on. There are also complaints wherein the vehicle would have trouble starting. This could be caused by a faulty torque converter clutch solenoid that makes the torque converter unable to unlock from the engine. Another cause could be a leak in the upper intake manifold gasket or a PCV vacuum lines or hoses that could cause the car to idle roughly. The leaks could be due to the age of the components.


    Oxygen sensor

    A problem with the oxygen sensor of the 1990 Chevrolet Celebrity has led to a number of complaints concerning the vehicle's fuel consumption. Since the sensor is known to malfunction, the engine could be running on very high fuel. This could lead to a black smoke emission from the tailpipe and to catalytic converter damage eventually.