Tag: brakes

The C5 Corvette: An Overview

Corvette manufactured the C5 from 1997 through 2004.  At the time the C5 Corvette was introduced, the 1997 C5 featured an all-new drive train. The transmission moved to the rear of the car. As part of a trans-axle assembly, the transmission was connected to the engine by a torque tube. This arrangement improved the front-to-rear […] More »

  Comments | By - April 25, 2011

How to Replace the Front Brakes

How to Replace Your Front Brakes by Lars Grimsrud SVE Automotive Restoration Musclecar, Collector & Exotic Auto Repair & Restoration Broomfield, CO This tech paper will discuss the replacement of the front brake pads and rotors on the C-4 Corvettes. This paper deals specifically with the ’84 – ’87 model years, and applies generally to […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Parking Brake Adjustment

I posted this fix several years ago, but it was lost in the software upgrade… When My C5 was new the e brake barely worked,, I took it to the dealer, and was told that brakes are a wear item and that I would have to pay for new shoes.. the car had less than […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Trick for Removing Rear Brake Calipers

If you\’d wish to avoid getting into working on the small steel brake line fittings to remove the rear caliper, first remove the retaining pin and brake pads. This also reduces caliper weight for handling. Then break the large flex hose fitting at the caliper, grab the caliper and rotate it to twist it off […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Z06 Rear Brake Duct Install on a Regular C5

First step is to plan your entire job out before you do anything! Know what you are doing and what result you want. You are going to be cutting into the SMC of the car, and once you cut there’s no turning back! You’ve got to do it right the first time! For those of […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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