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Old 10-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default hey boys....help me with my 1998 issues.

Hey boys, I picked up my 98 vette today and drive it home after a long 4 hour solo drive.

-The positives, car only used 1/4 tank, just amazing on gas, its an A4 with 2.73.
-Car drove strong on highway no issues smooth as a whistle.

Now my issues. I dont think it was well cared for. The driver side seats rocks a bit and has a small worn tear spot at my butt/hip level.

Damn annoying squeeky stearing wheel when I turn it.

Noisy fuel pump whine.

Rear left bose speaker doesnt work.

Glass/plastic targa top is severly scratched.

Car doesnt like to click into gear that well sometimes it says drive but its in N I have to wiggle and play with the stick, though i dont mind playing with a stick (no jokes here)

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Old 10-27-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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Hey boys, I picked up my 98 vette today and drve it home after a long 4 hour solo drive.

-The positives, car only used 1/4 tank, just amazing on gas, its an A4 with 2.73.
-Car drove strong on highway no issues smooth as a whistle.

Now my issues. I dont think it was well cared for. The driver side seats rocks a bit and has a small worn tear spot at my butt/hip level.

Damn annoying squeeky stearing wheel when I turn it.

Noisy fuel pump whine.

Rear left bose speaker doesnt work.

Glass/plastic targa top is severly scratched.

Car doesnt like to click into gear that well sometimes it says drive but its in N I have to wiggle and play with the stick (no jokes here)
Rocking Seat Fix:
http://www.lieblweb.com/c5seatfix.html

You can easily replace the seat covers in the garage or have a trusty friend do it! Pretty straight forward:

New Covers can be had from a variety of vendors: Plus there are custom two tone colors you can go with too
http://www.mamotorworks.com/corvette...-411-9350.html

Fuel Pump Whine = Notorious, can be swapped out with a new one, nothing is going to happen if it stays in there, long trips seem to be what brings it on mostly! Actually a very easy to do as well:
http://www.lingenfelter.com/pdf/c5fu...structions.pdf

Speaker: Could be the connection on the speaker or a bad speaker, could swap the passenger side with the drivers side to see if that is the problem -

Can gt replacement speaker from Ebay fairly cheap:


Targa Top: Many just have it painted because once it is scratched the Lexan cannot be refinished very well:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-g...t-options.html

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-g...ar-pillar.html

A4 Shifter might need to be replaced: Ebay again, need more detail too as to what it is doing precisely:

Gotta jam!

Thanks,Matt
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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I have to wiggle and play with the stick, though i dont mind playing with a stick (no jokes here)
I think you are trying to set us up......

I have some BOSE out of my C5 you can have. I replaced my system and all of mine worked fine. PM me your shipping address and I will drop them in the mail for you. Let me know which ones you need after you test them all.

Mine had the same issue for the seat rocking back and forth.

So on to the pictures!!!! We wanna see that sweet piece of Corvette you got there dear.


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Old 10-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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The steering wheel squeak/moan is coming from the bushing where the shaft goes through the firewall, I sprayed Boeshield T-9 on the shaft under the dash, I applied quite a bit and let it sit awhile and it seems to have stopped the moan for now. I know it sounds like its in the wheel but mine sure was not. Its worth a try anyway
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
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I think you are trying to set us up......

I have some BOSE out of my C5 you can have. I replaced my system and all of mine worked fine. PM me your shipping address and I will drop them in the mail for you. Let me know which ones you need after you test them all.

Mine had the same issue for the seat rocking back and forth.

So on to the pictures!!!! We wanna see that sweet piece of Corvette you got their dear.

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Old 10-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #6
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Hey boys, I picked up my 98 vette today and drive it home after a long 4 hour solo drive.

-The positives, car only used 1/4 tank, just amazing on gas, its an A4 with 2.73.
-Car drove strong on highway no issues smooth as a whistle.

Now my issues. I dont think it was well cared for. The driver side seats rocks a bit and has a small worn tear spot at my butt/hip level.

Damn annoying squeeky stearing wheel when I turn it.

Noisy fuel pump whine.

Rear left bose speaker doesnt work.

Glass/plastic targa top is severly scratched.

Car doesnt like to click into gear that well sometimes it says drive but its in N I have to wiggle and play with the stick, though i dont mind playing with a stick (no jokes here)
BOYS? What do they call alligators where you come from? Lizards?
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #7
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In for pics of the owner
Someone had to say it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:13 AM   #8
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In for pics of the owner
Someone had to say it.
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looks like she left...her little green light is off
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:23 AM   #9
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good luck all the data you need has already ben posted

Nice car enjoy and good luck
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #10
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Love the screen name, and it fits.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #11
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Car doesnt like to click into gear that well sometimes it says drive but its in N I have to wiggle and play with the stick, though i dont mind playing with a stick (no jokes here)

Here is a link that might help with your A4 shifter problem.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...r-problem.html
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #12
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Lots of good info here, you should be fine. The squeek in the steering and the fuel pump whine are common to the 1998 model year and were corrected with the 1999 model year. The rocking seat and worn seat covers were probably due to a previous owner who had difficulty entering/exiting the car due to their size or physical condition. I purchased my car when it was basically new so it does not have the rocking seat problem and my original seat covers are like brand new. Seat covers are an easy fix. There are used targa tops for sale on here all the time for $400-$500 in the FS section.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #14
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Car doesnt like to click into gear that well sometimes it says drive but its in N I have to wiggle and play with the stick, though i dont mind playing with a stick (no jokes here)
Another thought for this particular problem is:

(1) The actual shifter cable might need to be replaced, another fairly easy fix

(2) The Lock-out solenoid at the shifter might need to be unplugged so that you will not get stuck in Park even when applying the brake - It is the BTSI solenoid, I have the instructions on how to do this as well.

This is simple easy and straight forward too, I did this to mine and never have had any issues again.

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It is worth taking the fellow Forum member up on the free rear speakers, if for some reason it is not "JUST" a speaker and it is actually the radio (highly unlikely), you could always ship them back to him.

Plus if it turned out to be the actual stock radio you could easily swap it out with another stock one from another member who has one sitting in their garage unused. OR do a Double DIN DVD Nav stereo set-up from Double D Mods

Thanks,Matt
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #15
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Here is a link that might help with your A4 shifter problem.

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Good info here, I missed this one!

Thanks,Matt
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:53 PM   #16
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... (driver's seat) has a small worn tear spot at my butt/hip level.
The outer bolster on my driver's side seat was also worn with frayed threads, etc.

In searching around online I found that GMPartsDirect.com is about the cheapest place to buy OEM replacement parts, such as the seat back cover. (a.k.a.: seat skin)

Since these are a special order item and are non-refundable, you need to make sure you order the right part number.

You can send a query to GMPartsDirect.com with your VIN and a description of the part you need and they'll give you the part number to order. (Go to: Customer Service Form)
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It is worth taking the fellow Forum member up on the free rear speakers, if for some reason it is not "JUST" a speaker and it is actually the radio (highly unlikely), you could always ship them back to him.

Plus if it turned out to be the actual stock radio you could easily swap it out with another stock one from another member who has one sitting in their garage unused. OR do a Double DIN DVD Nav stereo set-up from Double D Mods
I have the stock radio too if you need it. I would rather help people out than make $20 after shipping, fees etc. etc. I belong to a couple really good forums and this is one of them. Glad to help out when I can. The UE forum for my RC gear is great also. We treat each other like family and always try to help out. That is what makes forums great!!

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Keep in mind that the seat covers are 1/2 leather and 1/2 vinyl and after a long time they will fight each other due to the different materials and stretch at the seams, (plastic and leather don't make for a good combo)

When I did my seat covers new I opted for the Leather-Like Vinyl covers - wouldn't go back to 1/2 and 1/2 - can't tell the difference either!

Plus these covers cost less as well!

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Old 10-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #19
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I see one of the members offered you his bose speakers and his stock radio. Great people here. As far as your rocking seat goes until you get around to fixing it correctly this worked for me. Take a small towel and fold it to the size of a brick. Raise your seat and put the folded towel under and in the rear of the seat. Next lower the seat onto the towel. The towel keep pressure on the seat so it can not rock. Depending on the position and height of the seat you may need a bigger towel like a beach towel. Anyway I hope it helps until you get it fixed.
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