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7/28/11 11:17am - Original Message: 'Diagnosing issues'
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Clinton Township, MI - USA

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1978 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L 4BL 8cyl

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Does anyone have a good guide to diagnosing common steering/suspension issues?  I'm looking to expand my knowledgebase.
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7/28/11 5:35pm - Reply: 'Diagnosing issues'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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There are plenty of great threads in the archives here.
I found it best to just ask the question of the group and then sit back and take notes.
 
One thing I do know about steering components is the fact that mine leaks. I have three wet spots on the garage floor that remind me daily. I am planning to replace the steering valve, assist arm and hoses.
 
One thing I found out is that most of the kits sold by the Corvette places are manufactured by Lone Star Products and they have their kits availble directly for sale on ebay.
 
Thats about all I know....... learning more every day
The Rook2011-07-28 15:36:32

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7/28/11 9:44pm - Reply: 'Diagnosing issues'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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YA cain't beat the Factory Service Manual(s) for info like that. Troubleshooting info, rebuild info, and basic service tech at your fingertips.
You can find the service manuals on ebay real reasonably priced every day.
Then again, you can come here and get the info too.


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7/29/11 10:32am - Reply: 'Diagnosing issues'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I agree about the service manual.  I have lots of useless book (not really useless they taught me that without the factory service manual for your year you are working with one hand tied behind you) Thumbs Up Does anyone know of a source for a pdf version of a factory service manuals.  It sure would be nice to be able to search for stuff?

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7/29/11 10:58am - Reply: 'Diagnosing issues'
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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

Joined: 12/4/2002
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oh and BTW I have and use a service manual as well.......

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