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Transmission not shifting into reverse.
Hi there. If all of the other gears work and only the reverse gear does not work, then there could be a bent shift fork or the reverse input gear has chewed up the teeth. It is very common for...
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Do I need a special tool to remove the knock sensor?
Hello. There does not appear to be any special tool required to remove the knock sensor on an 84 Corvette. Only the correct size socket should be needed in order to loosen and remove the sensor. The sensor is located...
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Replaced fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump,still no power going to fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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Slight smell of gas or oil and poorer mpg fuel efficiency
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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Occasionally see "service charging system" on the DIC. What might be the problem?
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you know, if the belt is loose and enough torque is supplied, this may cause the belt to slip slightly causing the alternator...
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What is the firing order for a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette. If you have a diagram handy that would help me out a lot. Thanks!
The firing order for the Chevy 350 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 as the distributor spins clockwise. As you know, cylinders 2,4,6,8 run along the left side of the motor (assuming you are standing in front of the car facing the engine) and...
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Backfiring from throttle bodies when under load. 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
Hello - backfiring can be caused both by timing issues, as well as air leaks (unmetered air) into the intake. I would first have the timing set to be sure it is correct - since there is some reason to...
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Linkage needs adjusted.
The cable that needs adjusted is the kickdown cable for the transmission. This controls the throttle valve on the transmission which keeps line pressure higher than the shift pressure to prevent the transmission from stack shifting. If you need further...
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Clutch screeches after downshifting and slowing down, only when going very slow
The noise is most likely coming from the clutch release bearing and when pressure is put on it the bearing it is binding up. You may need to have the clutch and release bearing replaced.
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My corvette engine is knocking and shaking. What is wrong
Rough idle/operation could be due to a bad tank of gasoline, dirty fuel injectors, incorrect idle speed, exhaust restrictions, vacuum leaks, incorrectly installed or damaged spark plugs, a defective or clogged fuel pump or fuel filter, failing electrical components such...
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I just had my sparks plugged changed and the wires on my 2009 c6 corvette. The engining is still knocking and shaking. The light i
Given the relatively high mileage you might want to first test the engine compression in case low compression, perhaps due to valve and/or piston ring wear, is an underlying issue. If compression is good, any stored diagnostic trouble codes should...
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Q: Engine shaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. One question that needs answering is what are the plugs wet with? While it is most commonly oil, coolant and fuel an also foul the spark plugs. If fuel is the issue, you need...
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1996 corvette random misfire at highway speeds
A possibility is vacuum leaks around the intake. If the lobes on the camshaft are worn, that can cause a misfire and other inefficiencies as well. I would first check for a vacuum leak. If no leak, secondary firing patterns...
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I have a 1978 Corvette thats been sitting for 10 years... What should I start with to get it running again?
I would suggest doing the following (Not necessarily in this order), prior to starting the car: 1.) Replace Battery 2.) Remove all old gas from tank and carb 3.) Rebuild the carb 4.) Replace spark plugs and wires (Spray...
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On my 05 Corvette every time I floor it on 3rd gear in the freeway between 80 and 90 it tells me service active handling
Hey Andre. Thanks for contacting us today. The first question I'd ask is whether or not the rear wheels were checked for damage or if the rear axels were inspected as well. I've seen a minor 'glance' off a speed...
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my car is at 100,000 miles i was told not to change my ATF fluid because itwould create more problems
Hi Russ. Thanks for contacting us tonight. As a vehicle's transmission ages, the inner seals and gaskets begin to dry naturally. This is accelerated inside an automatic transmission, which is a hydraulic unit. In some cases, when the transmission fluid...
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my 1989 corvette anti lock light comes on the car will start then dies
Hi Kristine. Thanks for reaching out to us today. If you're referring to the anti-lock brake light on your Corvette, this typically does not impact the operation of the engine or would cause it to start then shut off. However,...
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How much to replace the clutch master cylinder.
Hi there. Although this might be a job that one of our mobile mechanics could complete, I would recommend consulting with a certified Chevrolet Corvette mechanic to complete a clutch master cylinder replacement on your 99 Vette. Replacing the clutch...
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My rear drivers side tire is flared out and my caliper is scraping my rotor causing foul smelling smoke to bellow from wheel well
Hi Kyle. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Yes - what you are describing is a very serious issue - especially since this is a drive axle. It's possible that you have a broken axle or hub - which should be...

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