I get many questions from customers and people on Ford forums asking about how to tell the difference in C4 year model, case and pan fill, styles of bellhousings etc. I read it and am informed now. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. The driveshaft was changed from a metal matrix composite to aluminum alloy 6061, and was increased in diameter from 55 mm to 63 mm. I also added a large, dedicated transmission cooler to my car. If you take the calipers off the rotors, support them with a bent piece of wire connected to the frame. Important Failure to use the minimum length fastener specified will prevent proper retention of the propeller input shaft front bearing during disassembly or installation.
Fortunately it is hard to upset the demeanor of the C5 even with an act of stupidity like my own and a quick flick of the wheel and the release of the throttle brought me right back in line and I went home slowly the rest of the way. Also in 2003 the yellow paint was dropped in favor of a special red, white, and blue color scheme to commemorate the Corvette's 50th anniversary. Place the catch pan underneath the transmission, then unscrew the fill plug. The tires will give up a bit of traction during the 2-3 gear change and perhaps a bit of a fishtail but it is not bad enough to warrant a lighter throttle application. I was going 40 when I pressed it too. It cant be floored too quickly though because the tires will lose their composure again in the one-two shift so let up a bit here and let it get into the new gear and then floor it.
. This article applies to the C5 and C6 Corvette 2005-2013. Connect the transmission shift cable to the transmission shift lever. The front of the torque tube needs to be unbolted from the bellhousing. Where ordinary checks of the T.
The aluminum case and the use of a more simple reduced the weight significantly. Again, this job is much easier if you have access to a vertical lift. Axles The C5 has two rear axles connected to the rear uprights via a wheel bearing. If you have a scan tool, you can use that as well by plugging it in the port under the dash. Removing and Replacing This job requires a proper lifting device, tools, and a Corvette service manual for your year vehicle. I told them what I wanted and got 20% off list.
Step 5 — Shift through the gears at idle Once you have the car started and idling, press the brake pedal and shift through each gear. Install two bolts, M10 - 1. Valerie Matt, I'm in the Antelope Valley and having problems with my C5 Automatic transmission sticking in 4th gear from time to time. Manual transmissions have parts that positively mesh and interlock such as dry clutches and gear teeth while automatics replace these parts with fluid driven hydraulic torque converters and wet clutch packs. This article applies to the C5, C6 and C7 Corvette 1997-current.
Install the transmission shift cable and bracket into position. It is not easy to drive a manual transmission fast. Remove the tie-off retainers from the axle shafts. The torque tube is attached to the engine bellhousing in the front and to the transmission case in the rear. To improve handling, the transmission was relocated to form an integrated, rear-mounted transaxle assembly. Slowly raise the driveline to final installation height.
Once everything is properly released, the rear cradle needs to be lowered via the safety stands. No where in there does it say to run the car though!!! Once this part of the driveline is clear, it can be lowered and moved out for servicing. The test is based on the fact that governor pressure acts on a cutback valve in the valve body to reduce control pressure with increased road speed. Remove the intermediate exhaust pipe. Connect the wiring harness retainer to the stud at the differential rear cover. The driveshaft is held in place by bearings inside the torque tube. Expect heavy tire wear, fragile interior plastics, and a cavern-like interior.
Good time to upgrade your torque converter too. The car comes with either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Lift the car into the air and, once the cradles are supported, then remove the eight bolts and the entire driveline from the car. It should be inspected every 10,000 miles and replaced, if necessary. If you are only slightly modifying your engine, and you are going to use your car for everyday driving, I recommend installing one of these units.