AMC service manuals

By | December 5, 2017

1973 AMC Service Manuals PDF, spare parts catalog, fault codes and wiring diagrams

AMC service manuals



1973 AMC cars service manuals: including Hornet, Matador, Gremlin, Javelin  and Ambassador.

AMC car’s service manuals

1973 AMC Technical Service Manual
AMC Axle and Propellor Shaft Section 9
AMC Bodies-Panels-Subassemblies Section 13
AMC Brakes and Wheels Section 8
AMC Clutch and Manual Transmission Sections 5 & 6
AMC Cooling Section 2
AMC Deck Cover – Tailgate – Liftgate – Travel Rack Section 16
AMC Dome Light – Headlining – Vinyl Roof – Decals Section 20
AMC Door – Rear Quarter Trim, Hardware and Glass Section 14
AMC Electrical Section 3
AMC Electrically Operated Windows Section 15
AMC Fuel-Carburetion-Exhaust-Emission Section 4 & 4A
AMC Harness Routing and Wiring Diagrams Section 21
AMC Instrument Panel Section 18
AMC Seat Assemblies Section 19
AMC Six-Cylinder Engine Section 1A
AMC Suspension Section 11
AMC Torque Command Transmissions Section 7
AMC V-8 Engine – 304, 360, 401 Section 1B
AMC Weather Eye and Command Air System Section 12A
AMC Windshield – Rear Window – Winshield wiper Section 17

American Motors Corporation (AMC) history

American Motors Corporation (AMC) is an American automotive corporation, which existed from 1954 to 1987.

The company was formed on January 14, 1954 as a result of the merger of two small automakers Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company. At that time, it was the largest merger in the US.

Under the leadership of George W. Mason, intending to make the most of the use of the strengths of both companies, AMC focuses on the production of compact small cars, competing with the “Big Detroit Troika” (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler). The first such car was Rambler, which later became the third most popular car in the US.

In the 1960s, the company, led by Roy Eberneti, suddenly changes the vector of development and begins to produce large cars. This strategy was extremely unsuccessful, and after receiving significant losses, the firm returns to the production of small cars.

In the late 1960’s – early 1970’s, American Motors released sports models Javelin and AMX.

AMC Javelin 1973

AMC Javelin 1973

In 1970, AMC acquired the Kaiser Jeep (off-road vehicle) as an addition to the existing business-class car. However, due to the increase in costs, the company focuses on the production of Jeep and AMC Hornet lines. By the end of the 1970s, the company managed to introduce a number of innovations in the automotive industry; so, in 1979 appeared all-wheel drive AMC Eagle, considered one of the first crossovers.

Since the early 1980s, AMC has been actively cooperating with Renault, trying to get the necessary capital for its expensive production of small cars. In 1983, Renault acquired a controlling interest in AMC, after which the production of all models, with the exception of Eagle, Jeep, and Renault models, ceased.

March 9, 1987, due to the deteriorating situation of both companies, Renault sells AMC Corporation Chrysler. The production of AMC and Renault in the US is finally discontinued, and Jeep and Eagle are becoming separate Chrysler subsidiaries.

AMC car’s lineup


1955-1962: The Metropolitan
1970-1978: AMC Gremlin
1979-1983: AMC Spirit
1981-1983: AMC Eagle (SX / 4 and Kammback)
1983-1987: Renault Alliance – based on the Renault 9.
1984-1987: Renault Encore – based on the Renault 11.


1955-1956: Nash Rambler / Hudson
1957: Rambler Six / Rambler Rebel
1958-1969: Rambler American / AMC Rambler
1968-1970: AMC AMX
1968-1974: AMC Javelin
1970-1977: AMC Hornet
1975-1980: AMC Pacer
1978-1983: AMC Concorde


1980-1988: AMC Eagle
The average size (mid-size)
1958-1960: Rambler Six / Rambler Rebel
1961-1966: Rambler Classic
1958-1964: Rambler Ambassador (in 1958-1962 also known as “Ambassador by Rambler”)
1965-1966: Rambler / AMC Marlin
1967-1970: Rambler / AMC Rebel
1971-1978: AMC Matador


1955-1956: Hudson Wasp
1955-1956: Nash Statesman
1955-1957: Hudson Hornet
1955-1957: Nash Ambassador
1965-1974: Rambler / AMC Ambassador
1967: AMC Marlin
1988-1992: Eagle Premier

AMC Motors

199 six-cylinder

343 4-bbl V8

390 Go Pac V8


184 cu. inches (3.0 L) Nash I6 (Rambler)
196 cu. inches (3.2 liters) Nash «L-head» I6 (Rambler)
252 cu. Inches (4.1 L) Nash I6
320 cu. inches (5.2 liters) Packard V8
352 cu. inches (5.8 l) Packard V8 (used only in 1956)


196 cu. inches (3.2 L) Rambler I6 (“L-head” and OHV-version discontinued in 1965)
199 cc. inches (3.3 liters) Typhoon Six I6 (started since 1966)
232 cu. inches (3.8 liters) Typhoon Six I6 (started in 1964)
250 cu. In (4.1 liters) AMC V8 (discontinued in 1961)
287 cu. inches (4.7 l) AMC V8 (started since 1963)
327 cu. inches (5.4 liters) AMC V8 (also used by the Kaiser Jeep in 1965-1967)


199 cc. inches (3.3 l) Typhoon Six I6
232 cu. inches (3.8 L) Typhoon Six I6
290 cu. inches (4.8 L) of AMC V8 (discontinued in 1969)
304 cu. inches (5.0 L) AMC V8 (started since 1970)
343 cu. inch (5.6 L) AMC V8 (discontinued in 1969)
360 cube. inches (5.9 liters) AMC V8 (started since 1970)
390 cu. inches (6.4 l) AMC V8


121 cu. inches (2.0 L) AMC I4
232 cu. inches (3.8 L) AMC I6
258 cu. inches (4.2 l) AMC I6
304 cu. inches (5.0 L) AMC V8
360 cube. inch (5.9 l) AMC V8 (until 1978 for cars and until 1991 for the Jeep)
401 cu. inches (6.6 liters) AMC V8 (until 1974, for the police – until 1975)


151 cc. inches (2.5 L) Pontiac Iron Duke I4
258 cu. inches (4.2 l) AMC I6


2.5 L (150 AMC I4
258 cu. inches (4.2 l) AMC I6


2.5 L (150 AMC I4
258 cu. inches (4.2 l) AMC I6
4.0 L (242cc) AMC I6


2.5 L (150 AMC I4
258 cu. inches (4.2 l) AMC I6
3.0 l (183 cubic inches) PRV V6

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