Austin / MG Metro 1980-1990 Haynes Service Repair Manual

Austin / MG Metro 1980-1990 Haynes Service Repair Manual scr1

Austin / MG Metro 1980 – 1990 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers: Hatchback and Van, Including Vanden Plas, Turbo, Automatic (inc.1991 model) and Including Special / Limited Editions. Does NOT cover Rover Metro introduced May 1990.

Engines Covered:

  • 1.0 litre (998cc)
  • 1.3 litre (1275cc)


The Austin Metro was first introduced in October 1980 and was initially only on sale to the UK market, export sales to the European market following in early 1981.

The 998 cc and 1275 cc engines are fitted, with low compression and economy versions available.

The body is of computer-based design and is assembled and welded by computer-controlled robots. The “A-Plus” engine and gearbox assembly is similar to that fitted to the Mini range, although it is much improved, with durability and economy prime considerations. Drive is through the front wheels and the engine/gearbox unit is fitted transversely across the front of the car.

The most significant design characteristics are bolt-on front wings, self-cleaning distributor contact points, fully closed crankcase ventilation system, front-mounted aluminium radiator, dual circuit braking system, and Hydragas suspension. Instrumentation is comprehensive and includes a seat belt warning lamp, brake pad wear warning lamp, and handbrake warning lamp.

Later additions to the range include a luxurious Vanden Plas version, sporty MG and MG Turbo versions, and 1.0 and 1.3 Vans. The range from 1985 includes 5-door as well as 3-door versions.

Your Metro Manual

The aim of this manual is to help you get the best from your car. It can do so in several ways. It can help you decide what work must be done (even should you choose to get it done by a garage), provide information on routine maintenance and servicing and give a logical course of action and diagnosis when random faults occur. However, it is hoped that you will use the manual by tackling the work yourself. On simpler jobs it may even be quicker than booking the car into a garage and going there twice to leave and collect it. Perhaps most important, a lot of money can be saved by avoiding the costs the garage must charge to cover its labour and overheads.

The manual has drawings and descriptions to show the function of the various components so that their layout can be understood. Then the tasks are described and photographed in a step-by-step sequence so that even a novice can do the work.

Austin MG Metro 1980-1990 Haynes Service Repair Manual PDF scr2


  • Routine Maintenance
  • Tune-Up Procedures
  • Engine Repair
  • Cooling And Heating
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Fuel And Exhaust
  • Emissions Control
  • Ignition
  • Brakes
  • Suspension And Steering
  • Electrical Systems
  • Wiring Diagrams

Language: English
File: PDF
Size: 9.99 Mb
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