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While the price difference was not significant, it still offered a certain appeal, especially given the fact that the hardtop coupe still included the same horsepower LS1 small-block V-8 owner. Inspect the complete exhaust system. When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. Over all curb weight was also reduced.
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Afterall, the coupe and the convertible were only available with a six-speed when it was purchased as an upgrade at an additional cost. Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly.
A dielectric or petroleum based grease is recommended and will doubly protect the weatherstrip by keeping it from drying out.
Your email address will not be published. Inspect all pipes, fittings and clamps; replace as needed. There were limitations to purchasing the FRC Corvette.
Have any torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Be prepared to apply the parking brake immediately if the vehicle begins to move. While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to OFF in each shift lever position. However, when inspecting the brake rotors, it is important to observe if the rotors are cracked, as a cracked rotor will require replacement.
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These custom-designed harness plugs not only avoid dirt A new sill trim plate was added. This small, but significant, weight reduction combined with the stiffer overall structure of the body, did make the FRC more appealing to performance enthusiasts.
The same was true for the quarter mile times with the coupe running the quarter mile in Corvette Sticky Note Pad.
Despite these limitations, the overall response to the hardtop Corvette was generally favorable, though the coevette performance aspects of the FRC were debatable at best.
Chevrolet dealerships are able to disable the locking mechanism by replacing the current locking plate with a modified locking plate.
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The Convertible has better rigidity and is stiffer than the previous year model. This situation can be fixed by placing a layer of burlap between the springs and the foam padding. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired. Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions:.
Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. In many instances, the rotors can simply be turned. Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check: In all C5 Corvettes, there are two fuel tanks and two fuel pumps. How the C5 Corvette Changed Everything.
While the intent of this page is to identify the common issues pertaining to the Corvette, it is not an all-inclusive list and should be used for reference only. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll.
The leaking battery acid drips down the side of the battery, down the funnel-like battery support, straight down onto the PCM and the wiring loom. It should be parked on a level surface. Remember to reset the Oil Life Monitor when the oil and filter have been changed. The most common indicators that the engine is experiencing this type of a problem is increased valve train noise and the appearance of needle bearings on a magnetic oil pan drain plug.
Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Automatic Transmission Visual Inspection: Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. This does not indicate that the brake rotors require replacement.
These included the stock Corvette frame, engine block, windshield, taillights and marker lights, power steering pump, steering rack, alternator, water pump, and assorted suspension components. Check the axle and repair it if needed.
The C5 Corvette seats have several known issues that can occur if improper use and or improper maintenance occurs. It was from this concern that actions were put into motion during the early planning phases of the C5 Corvette.
Under severe conditions, the indicator may come on before 3, miles 5, km. During very cold, damp weather more frequent application may be required.
Apr 05, Nhtsa Oowners Id Number: Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as mankal as open seams, holes, loose connections or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle. Replace corvettf inserts that appear worn or damaged or that streak or miss areas of the windshield.
Shifter comes with bolts and shift box gasket.
Magnante covers them all here, generation by generation. The main fuel pump, which resides directly behind the drivers seat, creates cirvette considerable amount of noise, especially on early model C5 Corvettes.