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Won’t turn over! Won’t shift!

 
Old 07-10-2019, 08:34 PM
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Hello to the mighty corvette community. I have never really worked on a car let alone a corvette. Anyways, when I turn the key over and try to start it all I get is a brake light and a check engine light that my Haynes manual says will shut off after it starts. I’ve assumed it was the e-brake being difficult and nothing worked in that department. The other problem is that when I go under the car to get at the shift linkage I can’t seem to move the “fittings” the cables go into. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:32 AM
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What year Vette; what tranny??

If you plan on doing some work yourself you really need a copy of the official GM Corvette Service Manual for your year Vette.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:56 PM
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It’s an 85 4+3. I also have these
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:47 AM
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Ah, you have part of the FSM set then? I would advise you not to use the Haynes for toilet paper. Paper is too hard and will scratch. Seriously, see if you have an electrical schematic section. Mine has a thick book and a think section, about the size of the TP book. Next thing you need is a scanner to read live data and NOT a code reader.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:31 PM
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Yes,

The 90 & the 95 Vettes I've had FSM's for were specific to those model years and were 3-volume sets in 3-ring binders, spanning about 7 or maybe 8 inches, including an engine supliment. Compared to a Haynes multi-year manual, there is no comparison. (I know...i also have a Haynes manual for my wife's C3. It leaves A LOT of information - the real model year specifics - missed, or not germane to her particular (1969) Vette.

Do yourself a favor and get a copy of the REAL "Factory Service Manual" for starters.
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