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C5 Corvette Buyers Guide

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  • Specific Recall list for every year C5 Corvette 97-2004.

  • Informational links.

  • Upgrade Part Numbers for Z06 Parts on your Base Corvette.

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C5 Corvette Buyers Guide How to use this Book............................................1 Introduction....................................................1 Legal ........................................................5 The Corvette Commandments ................................6 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide C5 Corvette Evolution Timeline ................................7 1997 ........................................................7 1998 ........................................................7 1999 ........................................................7 2000 ........................................................8 2001 ........................................................8 2002 .......................................................10 2003 .......................................................11 2004 .......................................................11 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide VIN Locations ...............................................13 VIN Information ...............................................15 VIN Sequence Description ...............................15 Corvette Specifications .......................................16 C5 Corvette Performance .......................................17 C5 Body Colors and Production Numbers .......................18 1997 .......................................................18 1998 .......................................................18 1999 .......................................................19 2000 .......................................................19 2001 .......................................................20 2002 .......................................................21 2003 .......................................................21 2004 .......................................................22 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide C5 RPO Codes 1997-2004 .......................................23 Build Sheet Info .......................................26 National Corvette Museum ...............................27 Corvette Assembly Plant .......................................30 Transmission Gear Ratios ...............................31 Propshaft Differences .......................................31 C5 Corvette Suspension .......................................32 C5 Corvette Suspension Dimensions .......................32 C5 Corvette Suspension Alignment .......................33 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide C5 Corvette Springs .......................................37 C5 Corvette Suspension Alignment Specs .......................38 LS6 Engine Details .......................................40 LS1 Head Details .......................................41 GM Head Guide ...............................................41 LS6 Head Information .......................................42 LQ4 Truck heads ...............................................43 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide GMPP C5R Race Heads .......................................43 C5 DTC Code Retrieval Procedure ...............................45 C5 DTC Code Acronym .......................................48 C5 DTC Codes ...............................................48 10-PCM - Powertrain Control Module .......................48 10-PCM - Powertrain Control Module .......................49 10-PCM - Powertrain Control Module .......................50 10-PCM - Powertrain Control Module .......................51 28-TCS - Traction Control System .......................52 28-TCS - Traction Control System .......................53 38-RTD - Real Time Damping ...............................53 40-BCM -Body Control Module ...............................54 60-IPC - Instrument Panel Cluster .......................55 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide 80-Radio - Radio Not Found ...............................55 99-HVAC - Heater, Ventilation, Air Conditioning ...............55 A0-LDCM - Left Door Control Module .......................56 A1-RDCM - Right Door Control Module .......................56 A6-SCM - Seat Control Module ...............................57 B0-RFA - Remote Function Actuation .......................57 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide Corvette Oil ...............................................58 Engine Oil and Oil Filter Change Removal Procedure .......58 Question About Oil? .......................................61 C5 Corvette Wheels .......................................62 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide Cast Aluminum ...............................................62 Z06 .......................................................62 C5 Corvette Wheel Hard Core Data .......................62 C5 Corvette Wheels Weight by brand and type ...............62 How to Measure C5 Corvette Wheels Offset ...............64 Reprogram Tire Sensors .......................................65 Reprogram Keyless Remote ...............................66 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide Pull Key Message .......................................67 C5 Corvette Interesting Details ...............................68 Corvette C5 Problems .......................................71 Common Problems (not prevalent to all years) ...............72 C5 Corvette Column Lock Diagram ...............................73 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide Pictures of Problem Areas ...............................75 .......................................................78 .......................................................78 Control Locations .......................................81 .......................................................82 .......................................................83 .......................................................83 Removal Procedure for Top (single person operation) .......84 Cutaway Images and Service Inspection Areas ...............87 Service Points ...............................................88 Drivers Cutaway ...............................................89 Rear Drivetrain ...............................................90 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide C5 Corvette Recalls 1997-2004 ...............................91 Recalls 1997 ...............................................91 Recalls 1998 ...............................................97 Recalls 1999 ..............................................100 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide Recalls 2000 ..............................................104 Recalls 2001 ..............................................108 Recalls 2002 ..............................................111 Recalls 2003 ..............................................114 Recalls 2004 ..............................................117 Upgrades for Your C5 Corvette ..............................121 C5 Corvette Buyers Guide Recommended Products ......................................122 C5 Corvette Torque Values ..............................138 Corvette Acronyms ......................................145 C5 Corvette Value! ......................................147 Buyers Guide and Checklist ..............................148 Service History ..............................................151 C5 Corvette Winterizing ......................................152 C5 Winter Storage Checklist (Short Term) ..............154

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