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Common C5 Issues

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    Common C5 Issues

    My buddies looking to buy a c5. what are the common issues, problems, things to look for while before buying or things that are a must to do after buying? figured i could find a sticky or previous thread about this, but had no luck.

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    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
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    wheres the corvette guys at???

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    try corvette forums ...engine wise ..it hold the same as a f-body..also with the transmissions

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    alrighty . . . whats prob the best corvette forum to check out for c5's?

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    battery(make sure the leads from it arent corroded), shifter (it slides back and causes poor gear selection... its and easy fix and can be used to say the tranny is crap...), headlight motors, check the fuse box in the passenger floor board to make sure it hasent gotten wet....

    Thats all i got for now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    battery(make sure the leads from it arent corroded), shifter (it slides back and causes poor gear selection... its and easy fix and can be used to say the tranny is crap...), headlight motors, check the fuse box in the passenger floor board to make sure it hasent gotten wet....

    Thats all i got for now...

    -me
    thanks man . . . definately a start! by the way black hardtop/frc with y2k wheels is what im tryin to get him to get. . . that would definately be my first choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    alrighty . . . whats prob the best corvette forum to check out for c5's?
    corvetteforum.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTLYKME View Post
    corvetteforum.com
    funny you say that . . just found that one and was checkin it out

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    BTW I just sold my Black FRC with Y2K rims... should be gone later this week...

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    so you picking up that firehawk?

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    The drains(utters) in the cowl panel tend to clog up with leaves and sticks so when it rains the water has nowhere to go, it eventually makes the wiper motor/control module go nuts.
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    The driver seat is almost always torn/worn from people sliding in. The nose of alot of vettes are repainted due to rock chips. Look for signs of a repaint and make sure it was a quality job if it was repainted.

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    Oh yeah the bushings in the seat tracks tend to wear out so the seats rock back and forth after a while, another somewhat easy fix though.

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