1984-1996 Chevy Corvette DIY service, repair and maintenance manual by Haynes.
Step-by-step text instructions accompanied by close-up photos, clear drawings and exploded views, guide you through every job, from basic maintenance and troubleshooting, to complete teardown and rebuild.
Note: this manual does not include information specific to ZR-1 models.
Book Excerpt: 1984-1996 Chevy Corvette Repair Manual
ENGINE MOUNTS | CHECK AND REPLACEMENT
STEERING AND SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
- Engine mounts seldom require attention, but broken or deteriorated mounts should be replaced immediately or the added strain placed on the driveline components may cause damage.
- During the check, the engine must be raised slightly to remove the weight from the mounts. On 1991 and earlier models, refer to Chapter 1 and remove the distributor cap before raising the engine.
- Raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands, and then position the jack under the engine oil pan. Place a large block of wood between the jack head and the oil pan, and then carefully raise the engine just enough to take the weight off the mounts.
- Check the mounts to see if the rubber is cracked, hardened or separated from the metal plates. Sometimes the rubber will split right down the center. Rubber preservative or WD-40 should be applied to the mounts to slow deterioration.
- Check for relative movement between the mount plates and the engine or frame (use a large screwdriver or pry bar to attempt to move the mounts). If movement is noted, lower the engine and tighten the mount fasteners.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery, and then raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands.
- Remove the nut and withdraw the mount through bolt from the frame bracket.
- If you are replacing the right-hand mount, disconnect the catalytic converter AIR pipe at the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe and converter.
- Raise the engine slightly, and then remove the mount-to-block bolts and detach the mount.
- Installation is the reverse of removal. Use Locktite on the mount bolts and be sure to tighten them securely.
TURN SIGN SWITCH | REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
(Refer to illustrations 26.2, 26.3, 26.5a, 26.5b, 26.7, 26.12 and 26.13)
WARNING: Later models are equipped with airbags. Always disable the airbag system before working in the vicinity of the steering column, instrument panel or impact sensors to avoid the possibility of accidental deployment of the airbag, which could cause personal injury (see Chapter 12).
- Disconnect the negative cable at the battery. If equipped with airbags, disable the airbag system (see Chapter 12).
- Remove the steering wheel (Section 20). If equipped with airbags, remove the airbag coil retaining snap-ring and remove the coil assembly and wave washer; let the coil hang by the wiring harness (see illustration).
- Pry the plastic horn spring insulator off the lock plate (see illustration).
- Lock the steering shaft in position.
- Install the lockplate depressor tool, press the lockplate down and pry the retaining clip out of the groove with a screwdriver (see illustrations).
- Remove the depressor and withdraw the lockplate. Remove the canceling cam and spring.
- Remove the hazard warning switch knob. Remove the turn signal switch arm screw and remove the arm, and then remove the three switch retaining screws (see illustration).
- Remove the under-dash panels and disconnect the turn signal switch wiring harness at the base of the steering column. Remove the wiring harness protector. Remove the switch, pulling the harness wires and connector up through the steering column.
Subject: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Corvette service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1563922266 | ISBN-13: 9781563922268 | Haynes 24041