Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check — Check washer fluid level in container and add if necessary. That's the way it has to be when your stated goal is producing the world's best sports car. Just as had made improvements to the steering and suspension systems, engineers continued to take great interest in how the handled. Inspect other brake parts, including drums, wheel cylinders, parking brake, etc. It was the first all-American sports car built by an American car manufacturer. The clusters in the 1985 Corvette are computer controlled, they are very prone to failure. To match the powertrain improvements, the new Corvette also has better brakes.
During a brief drive on an Arizona desert road, a car with the base suspension felt almost cushy in the way it could soak up most small road imperfections. Larger, stiffer frames for the sun visors reduce annoying vibrations over bumps. However if you ask a question someone will have an answer for you. Also included were Delco-Bilstein gas-pressurized shocks and a revised heavy duty cooling system. Carbon build up in the throttle body can also cause the same symptoms. These minor, but significant changes were just a few of the many considerations that engineers were making when responding to the criticisms they had received on the While the appearance of the was well received by critics and enthusiasts alike, there were still several small refinements that were made to its cosmetic appearance.
Additional Maintenance and Lubrication While Operating Your Vehicle Automatic Transmission Shift Indicator Position — Make sure the indicator points to the gear chosen. The straight-line twitchiness is also somewhat reduced by the more compliant suspension. Fix it right the first time with the factory repair manual and save money by doing the job yourself. For more Corvette history - Keywords: chevrolet, corvette, manual, repair, service, shop, workshop, maintenance, engine, transmission, differential, air, conditioning, heating, cooling, heater, core, brakes, suspension, steering, body, lighting, factory, chilton, chilton's, chiltons, oem, manaul, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. F — 1985 5 Eleventh Digit Location of the Assembly Plant. Engine Drive Belts Inspection — Inspect all belts for cracks, fraying and wear.
Factory experts prepare these manuals for their dealership service departments, so they're the most complete and specific source of repair techniques. This provides proper freeze protection, corrosion inhibitor level and engine operating temperature. Pointed ends were added to the bolts that secure the removable roof panel to make them easier to thread into their blind holes. Likewise, large bumps were handled with easy, fluid motions. There are several possible items that could cause this.
Last December, cast-iron and rubber dampers were added to the differential's aluminum subframe to attenuate the transmission of rear-axle gear noise into the body. Despite the ride improvement, the new Corvettes have lost none of their vaunted handling, though they do seem to have a bit more understeer than the earlier cars. The manual version ran the quarter mile in just 14. In addition, Ronald Reagan and his administration had convinced Japanese automakers to voluntarily limit their car exports to the United States via the , which had the intended result of encouraging American consumers to purchase American-made automobiles. The proper lubricant should be used.
While the intent of this page is to identify the common issues pertaining to the 1985 Corvette, it is not an all-inclusive list and should be used for reference only. I have several web site address at home and I will send them along the next time I am online. Heinricy explained that, with the limited time his team had to recalibrate the suspension, his development crew concentrated more on road-driving and racetrack evaluations than on test-track forays. A more subtle change was improvement to certain fasteners that hold the electric mirrors together; these modifications reduced the mirrors' annoying habit of shifting from their desired position every time a door was slammed. Have it inspected and repaired at once. Do not use the accelerator pedal. Absolutely a must have if you own one of the older Corvettes.
Chevrolet's explanation was that these improvements came about through numerous changes in material specifications and assembly procedures that are too minor to document. With clear pictures, exploded view illustrations, schematics, specifications, and a list of special tools, you will have everything you need to get the job done right. The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car first manufactured by Chevrolet in 1953. Horn Operation — Blow the horn occasionally to make sure it works. An engine-oil cooler and a transparent acrylic roof panel hit the options list about the same time. In less than two years time, had succeeded in improving the performance of the C4 to a point where it could rival the competition worldwide.
If you notice fuel leaks or fumes, the cause should be found and corrected at once. Great if you have a hard copy that you want to keep clean. I hunted for a long time for a free download and never found a set. If equipped with manual transmission — check fluid in the overdrive unit and add as required. The long, thin intake runners promote high flow velocities that are good for low-rpm breathing, and this was, in fact, exactly what the engineers were after with the new system. Power Antenna — Clean and then lubricate power antenna mast. Find your 1985 Chevrolet Corvette repair manual right now at Chilton.
Body Lubrication Service — Lubricate all body door hinges including the tailgate if equipped. Another irritant was the four-speed automatic transmission, which is easily confused and never seems to be in the right gear for quick driving. Naturally, the shocks have been recalibrated to match the lower spring rates, but roll resistance has been maintained by fitting larger anti-sway bars. To help ensure proper operation, a pressure test of both the cooling system and cap is also recommended. Our 1985 Chevrolet Corvette repair manuals include all the information you need to repair or service your 1985 Corvette, including diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and a troubleshooting guide.
To compensate for this issue, the idle speed needs to be adjusted to a minimum air rate of 500rpm. Gone forever was the that had been introduced as part of the only a year earlier and had managed to survive for only a single production year on the platform. These are substantial revisions for a car that's been in production for barely a year and a half, but we're sure there are even more changes to come. These are signs the system may be leaking or overheating. Book is a brand new reprint. Because of the harsh ride experienced by owners of the 1984 Corvette, the spring rates were decreased in 1985 — a 26% reduction in the front springs, a 25% reduction in the rear.