1995 C4 Corvette

1995 Corvette Overview

Even with eleven years already behind it, the C4 Corvette still managed to receive the accolades of enthusiasts and critics alike.  It received praise for its jaw dropping acceleration and equally for its intense road grip and superior handling.  However, with the announcement that an all-new, fifth generation Corvette was under development and on track for the 1997 model year, there were few who were surprised by Chevrolet’s decision to make minimal changes to the existing C4 Corvette coupe and convertible, and to completely eliminate the ZR-1 early in the 1995 production year.

Model: 1995 Corvette
Generation: C4 Corvette
Type: 2 Door Coupe, 2 Door Convertible
Available Colors: Dark Purple Metallic, Dark Purple/White, Arctic White, Admiral Blue, Black, Bright Aqua Metallic, Polo Green Metallic, Competition Yellow, Torch Red, Dark Red Metallic
Engine: 350CI, 300 Horsepower, Multi-Port Fuel Injected LT1 V8 Small Block Engine.
VIN: 1G1YY22P7S5100001 – 1G1YY22P7S5120294 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
1G1YZ22J0S5800001 – 1G1YZ22J0S5800448 (ZR-1 Corvette)
Transmission: 4-speed automatic (standard), 6 speed manual (optional)
Original Price: $36,785.00 (Coupe), $43,665.00 (Convertible)
Units Produced: 20,742
Specs: 1995 Corvette Spec List

Despite its long and successful run, the years of the C4 Corvettes were drawing to a close.  Much of the Corvette design and engineering teams would now be actively engaged in testing the next generation sports car so, for its second-to-last model year, the 1995 C4 Corvette received only minor enhancements.

1995 LT1 Engine
The 1995 LT1 Engine received a number of performance upgrades that boosted engine output to 300bhp.

That’s not to say that there weren’t any changes made to the 1995 Corvette.  Mechanically, the already robust LT1 engine received additional refinements.

The connecting rods were revised to improve strength and weight uniformity, the engine fan was made quieter, and the fuel injection system was improved to utilize alcohol-blend fuels, which began to have an increased appearance at gas pumps around the world at about that same time.  Additionally, the new fuel injectors were developed to reduce fuel dripping when the engine was turned off.

Beyond the engine, additional mechanical improvements were also made to the drive train and other areas of the car.  The electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission was refined to provide smoother shifting, and the torque converter was made stronger and lighter.

The six speed manual transmission was also upgraded to include a high-detent operation (which took the place of the 1994 Corvette’s reverse lockout) for easier operability.  Heavy-duty ZR-1 brakes were made standard on all models, and every model also received a brand new Bosch V ABS (Anti-lock brakes) Traction Control System.   This system would reduce wheel slippage by controlling the brakes during driving conditions where control of the vehicle might be compromised. Models equipped with the base suspension now had lower front/rear spring rates.  All 1995 Corvettes also received a ride improvement with the introduction of the less-stiff DeCarbon gas-charged shocks.

1995 Corvette Wheels
Note the differences between the fender vents on the 1994 Corvette (TOP) and the 1995 Corvette (BOTTOM). This is one of the only distinguishing cosmetic differences between the two model years.

Cosmetically, the changes to the Corvette’s exterior really were very few, though those that were made did help to distinguish the 1995 model from earlier years.  On the exterior, the single most notable modification was the redesigned fender vents which now featured more of a fish “gill” appearance.

Whereas the 1994 model year had recessed slats behind its front wheel, the ’95 model was much more refined, with a slightly flared cowling around the vents.  Beyond this single physical change, the only other cosmetic differences involved the introduction of a new paint color – Dark Purple Metallic, which replaced the depleted Copper and Black Rose metallic paints

Inside the interior, the changes were equally few.  The sports seats received an upgrade that now utilized “French” seam stitching.   These French seams were introduced in response to the damage many of the leather seats in the earlier model C4’s received, most especially on the seat bolsters.  Torn leather had become an increasingly common problem amongst consumers of the C4 Corvette, and so this response to address the tearing issue was well received.

DID YOU KNOW: At 1:12 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 1995, Chevrolet’s Bowling Green assembly line was momentarily halted to honor the passing of the C4 ZR-1 Corvette. While the last ZR-1 Corvette had actually been built the previous Monday, the final car was paraded off the line that afternoon with plant manager Wil Cooksey and UAW member Billy Jackson on board. Chevrolet General Manager Jim Perkins oversaw the roll off of this final ZR-1, then, with checkered flag in hand, took the wheel of the Torch Red coupe and drove it across the street, accompanied by retired Corvette Chief Engineer David McLellan, to the National Corvette Museum.

Aside from the stitching, all of the other modifications to the interior were invisible or carefully concealed away.  The CD player was given a stronger mounting bracket to prevent skipping.  Several adhesive-fabric straps were installed in key places around the cabin to help reduce rattles, (a problem that is commonplace to most Corvette owners.)

One interesting change that was introduced in the 1995 model year was the introduction of an option that actually deleted equipment off of the car.  While the concept itself was nothing new, it was the direct result of the 1994 Corvette’s road successes that Chevrolet decided to introduce RPO N84.  Since the available extended-mobility tires effectively eliminated the need for any type of spare tire, it was decided that those Corvette owners who purchased the optional run-flat tires could delete the spare tire and receive a $100.00 credit.

1995 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
1995 Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Another special-edition Corvette was made available in 1995.  After a near-stock LT1 Corvette Convertible paced the Indy 500 in 1995 – which was only the third time Corvette had ever been bestowed with this honor – Chevrolet decided to commemorate the occasion by producing a specially optioned Pace Car Replica.  Option RPO Z4Z was offered to consumers at an extra cost of $2816 and was limited to convertibles.

In the 1995 running of the 24 Hours of LeMans, the Corvette racing teams would dominate the Porsche teams in both qualifying and finishing results. While the overall victory would end up going to a McLaren F1 GTR, The #001 Corvette (driven by Enrico Bertaggia, Johnny Unser, and Frank Jelinski) would finish 9th overall after starting 37th. Additionally, the #3 Callaway Corvette (driven by Robin Donovan, Eugene O’Brien, and Rocky Augusta), would finish 11th after starting 39th.

The upgrades to the car included Dark Purple Metallic paint layered over Arctic White paint.. The car featured an all-white convertible top, specially embroidered headrests, and unique graphics and trim.  Additionally, the special edition “A-mold” tires that were introduced on the ZR-1 in 1990 were utilized on this special edition Corvette as well.  In all, 527 Pace Car Replicas were built, with 87 of them being shipped off to the Indy 500, 20 of them being shipped overseas and the remaining 415 being distributed to Chevrolet’s top performing dealers across the United States.

C4 ZR-1 Corvette
The last C4 ZR-1 Corvette ever built. It rolled off the assembly line on April 28, 1995.

With regards to pricing, the 1995 Corvette’s base price increased slightly over the 1994 model.  In 1995, the Corvette coupe sold for $36,875 while the convertible sold for $43,665.   While the ZR-1’s pricing remained unchanged in 1995, only 448 units of the “King of the Hill” were sold in 1995.

The last C4 ZR-1 was driven off the assembly line on April 28, 1995, resulting in a total number of 6,939 units being built during its six year production run.  As for the base coupe and convertible, the total sales numbers decreased to 20,742 units for the model year – even after dealerships began discounting prices to try and entice more buyers to purchase a 1995 Corvette.

Last C4 ZR-1 Corvette
This is the last C4 ZR-1 Corvette ever built. It was delivered to the Corvette Museum, where it can still be seen today.

At a dinner event commemorating the passing of the ZR-1 Corvette, Jim Perkins, Chevrolet’s General Manager, explained that the short lived ZR-1’s existence was the result of too much sales competition between the aforementioned supercar and its “little” brother – the LT1 coupe.

Additionally, Perkins also stated that it would be cost prohibitive to make the ZR-1 meet the 1996 model year’s tightened emissions standards.  This decision had actually been under strong consideration since September, 1991, suggesting that the ZR-1’s had always been slated for a short life expectancy.

However, it was reported that Lotus engineers had begun work in 1991 on an improved LT5 engine that would have produced between 450 and 475 horsepower.

Whatever the ultimate reason for discontinuing the ZR-1 – a report in AutoWeek summed the supercar up perfectly.  It read as follows:  “Forget about the detractors or the sales numbers.

With rocket-sled acceleration, mastiff grip, and right-now brakes, the ZR-1 has the largest performance envelope of any mass-produced American car ever built.  It also has the amenities and acceleration of a modern passenger car and none of the temperament of a race car.  With a slight tailwind, it will go 180 miles per hour, but it will also trudge through gridlock (traffic) without complaint, A/C on kill and CD player on loud.  We may never see the likes of it again.”

In 1995, the “King of the Hill” ended its reign and became part of history.”LONG LIVE THE KING!”

See full 1995 C4 Corvette Image Gallery

1995 Corvette Specifications

1995 Corvette Main Specs

MODEL: 1995 Chevrolet Corvette
BODY STYLE: Two-door Coupe/Hatchback, front engine, rear wheel drive
MANUFACTURING LOCATION: Bowling Green, Kentucky
CONSTRUCTION: Integral Perimeter Frame – Birdcage Forms Strong Unitized Body Structure. Aerodynamically shaped body with deeply angled windshield (64 deg.). All major body panels SMC reinforced composite with moled-in coating. Single lift off roof panel (Coupe) effective pass; compartment insulation, tinted glass all around. “Unibase” paint process, final clear coat finish.
VEHICLE NUMBERS (VIN): 1G1YY22P7S5100001 – 1G1YY22P7S5120294 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
1G1YZ22J0S5800001 – 1G1YZ22J0S5800448 (ZR-1 Corvette)
VIN SUFFIX: ZUC: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ZUD: 350 CUBIC INCH, 405 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ZUF: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER, MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ENGINE BLOCK NUMBER: 10125327: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER
10199001: 350 CUBIC INCH, 405 HORSEPOWER
HEAD NUMBER: 10174390: 350 CUBIC INCH, 405 HORSEPOWER (RIGHT HAND) (EARLY PRODUCTION)
10207643: 350 CUBIC INCH, 300 HORSEPOWER
10225121: 350 CUBIC INCH, 405 HORSEPOWER (LEFT HAND)
10225122: 350 CUBIC INCH, 405 HORSEPOWER (RIGHT HAND)

1995 Corvette Pricing & Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
1YY07
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
15,771
$36,785.00
1YY67
Base Corvette Convertible
4,971
$43,665.00
AG1
Power Driver Seat
19,012
$305.00
AG2
Power Passenger Seat
15,323
$305.00
AQ9
Sport Seats
7,908
$625.00
CC2
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible)
459
$1,995.00
C2L
Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe)
2,979
$950.00
24S
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)
4,688
$650.00
64S
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe)
2,871
$650.00
FX3
Selective Ride and Handling, electronic
3,421
$1,695.00
G92
Performance Axle Ratio
10,056
$50.00
MN6
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4,784
$0.00
NG1
New York Emission Requirements
268
$100.00
N84
Spare Tire Delete
418
-$100.00
UJ6
Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator
5,300
$325.00
U1F
Stereo System With CD, Delco-Bose
15,528
$396.00
WY5
Tires, Extended Mobility
3,783
$70.00
YF5
California Emissions Requirement
2,026
$100.00
Z07
Adjustable Suspension Package (coupe)
753
$2,045.00
Z4Z
Indy 500 Pace Car Replica (convertible)
527
$2,816.00
ZR1
Special Performance Package  (coupe)
448
$31,258.00

1995 Corvette

1995 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Color Options

CODE EXTERIOR TOTAL SOFT TOP INTERIOR COLOR OPTIONS
05
05 / 10
10
28
41
43
45
53
70
75
Dark Purple Metallic
Dark Purple / White
Arctic White
Admiral Blue
Black
Bright Aqua Metallic
Polo Green II Metallic
Competition Yellow
Torch Red
Dark Red Metallic
1,049
527
3,381
1,006
3,959
909
2,940
1,003
4,531
1,437
Beige, Black, White
White
Beige, Black, White
Beige, Black, White
Beige, Black, White
Beige, Black, White
Beige, Black
Beige, Black, White
Beige, Black, White
Beige, Black, White
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
Black, Pace Car Replica
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey, Red
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey, Red
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
Black, Light Beige
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey, Red
Black, Light Beige, Light Grey

Exterior Colors

Interior Colors

1995 Corvette Colors Interior


1995 Corvette Powertrain Specifications

Engine (Coupe/Convertible)

Engine: LT1 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Cylinders: V8
Block Material:
Cast Iron Alloy
Displacement: 5.7 Litre/350 Cubic Inches
Bore & Stroke: 4.00 x 3.48 inches
Valvetrain: OHV, 2 valves per cyl.
Cylinder Head Material: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Horsepower: 300 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Sequential-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 4.0 Quarts (Without Filter)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 585.7lbs
Transmission: 4 Speed Auto Transmission (Standard), 6 Speed Manual Transmission (Optional)
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.45:1 (Manual)
EST. MPG (City/Hwy): 17/27 (Manual), 17/24 (Auto)
Max Engine RPM 5,700

Engine (ZR-1)

Engine: LT5 5.7 OHV 350 V-8. Multi-Port Fuel Injection (COUPE)
Cylinders: V8
Block Material:
Aluminum*
Displacement: 5.7 Litre/350 Cubic Inches
Bore & Stroke: 3.90 x 3.66 inches
Valvetrain: Double Overhead Cam
Cylinder Head Material: Aluminum
Cylinder Block Deck Height: 9.025 Inches
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Horsepower: 405 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Torque: 385 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Fuel Delivery: Multi-Port Fuel Injection
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 Gallons
Oil Capacity: 8.55 Quarts (Crankcase)
Total Dressed Engine Weight (Dry): 635.6 lbs (Manual), 576.4 lbs (Auto)
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Transmission
Standard Axle Ratio: 2.59:1 (Automatic), 3.33:1 (Manual)
EST. MPG (City/Hwy): 17/25 MPG
Max Engine RPM 7,100

Transmission

6 SPEED MANUAL GEAR RATIOS  4 SPEED AUTOMATIC GEAR RATIOS
1st GEAR: 2.64:1 1st GEAR: 3.06:1
2nd GEAR: 1.78:1 2nd GEAR: 1.63:1
3rd GEAR: 1.30:1 3rd GEAR: 1.00:1
4th GEAR: 1.00:1 4th GEAR: 0.70:1
5th GEAR: 0.74:1 REVERSE: 2.29:1
6th GEAR: 0.49:1

1995 Corvette Wheels, Suspension & Brakes

Suspension (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Suspension Independent, SLA forged aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer, spindle offset.
Rear Suspension Independent 5-link design with tow and camber adjustment, forged aluminum control links and knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring, steel tie rods and stabilizer, tubular U-jointed aluminum driveshafts.

Suspension (ZR-1)

Front Suspension Independent, SLA forged aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring and steel stabilizer, spindle offset
Rear Suspension Independent 5-link design with tow and camber adjustment, forged aluminum control links and knuckle. Transverse monoleaf spring, steele tie rods and stabilizer, tubular U-jointed aluminum driveshafts

Wheels & Tires (Coupe/Convertible)

Front Tires Goodyear Eagle GSC, P255/45ZR-17
Rear Tires Goodyear Eagle GSC, P285/40ZR-17
Front Wheels 17 x 8.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Aluminum
Front Wheels 17 x 9.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Aluminum

Wheels & Tires (ZR-1)

Front Tires Goodyear Eagle GSC, P275/40ZR-17
Rear Tires Goodyear Eagle GSC, P315/35ZR-17
Front Wheels 17 x 9.5 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Aluminum
Front Wheels 17 x 11 Inches, 5 Bolt Cast Aluminum

Brakes (Coupe/Convertible)

Type ABS Power-Assist Vented Brakes
Front Brakes 13.0 Inches
Rear Brakes 12.0 Inches

Brakes (ZR-1)

Type ABS Power-Assist Vented Brakes
Front Brakes 13.0 Inches
Rear Brakes 13.0 Inches

1995 Corvette Exterior Dimensions

Coupe Dimensions

1995 Corvette Dimension

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions
Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
Wheelbase 96.2 Inches 96.2 Inches 96.2 Inches
Overall Length 178.5 Inches 178.5 Inches 178.5 Inches
Total Body Width 70.7 Inches 70.7 Inches 73.1 Inches
Overall Height 46.3 Inches 47.3 Inches 46.3 Inches
Front Track Width 57.7 Inches 57.7 Inches 56.7 Inches
Rear Track Width 59.1 Inches 59.1 Inches 60.6 Inches

Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
Headroom 36.4 Inches 36.5 Inches 36.4 Inches
Shoulder Room 54.1 Inches 54.1 Inches 54.0 Inches
Hip Room 49.3 Inches 49.3 Inches 49.3 Inches
Leg Room 42.6 Inches 42.6 Inches 42.6 Inches

Capacities

Capacities
Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
Passenger Capacity 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger 2 – Driver & Passenger
Curb Weight – Automatic (LBS) 3,203 3,360 N/A
Curb Weight – Manual (LBS) N/A N/A 3,512
Cargo Volume (CU.FT) 12.6 Cubic Feet 6.6 Cubic Feet 12.6 Cubic Feet
Fuel Capacity (GALLONS/LITERS) 20.0/76.0 20.0/76.0 20.0/76.0
Engine Oil Capacity (QTS./LITERS) 4.5 4.5 9.6
Coolant Capacity (QTS./LITERS) 17.8 17.8 14.7
Coefficient of Drag N/A N/A N/A
Weight Dist. Front/Rear (%) 51.5/48.5 N/A N/A

1995 Corvette

1995 Corvette Performance Results

Model LT1 Coupe LT1 Convertible ZR-1 Coupe
0-30 MPH: N/A N/A N/A
0-60 MPH: 5.4 Seconds N/A 5.2 Seconds
0-100 MPH: N/A N/A 10.3 Seconds
QUARTER MILE: 14.0 Sec N/A 13.6 Sec
TOP SPEED (MPH): N/A N/A 179

1995 Corvette Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

VIN Range 1G1YY22P7S5100001 – 1G1YY22P7S5120294 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)
1G1YZ22J0S5800001 – 1G1YZ22J0S5800448 (ZR-1 Corvette)
1 (First Digit) 1 – United States
G (Second Digit) Manufacturer.  G – General Motors
1 (Third Digit) Manufacturer Division. 1 – Chevrolet
YY/YZ(ZR-1) Make of Car. YY – Corvette  Coupe/Convertible.  YZ – ZR-1 Corvette (Coupe Only)
2/3 (Sixth Digit) 2 – Two Door Hatchback Coupe, 3 – Two Door Convertible
3 (Seventh Digit) Type of Restraint System.  3 – Passive Restraint System.
P/J(ZR-1) (Eighth Digit) Type of Engine. P – LT1: 5.7 Liter, 350CI Engine with Tuned-Port Injection. J – LT5: 5.7 Liter, 350CI, 32 Valve Engine with Tuned-Port Injection
7/0(ZR-1) (Ninth Digit) Check Digit.
S (Tenth Digit) The Model Year. S – 1995
5 (Eleventh Digit) Location of the Assembly Plant. 5 – Bowling Green, Kentucky
1XXXXX/8XXXXX(ZR-1) (Twelfth thru Seventeenth Digits) Production Sequence Numbers.

The last six digits begin at 100001 and run thru 120294, accounting for each of the 20,294 Corvette Coupes/Convertibles built in 1995. Additionally, the last six digits of the ZR-1 VIN begin at 800001 and run thru 800448, accounting for each of the 448 ZR-1 Corvette Coupes built in 1995. Each Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is unique to an individual car.

For all 1995 Corvettes, the Vehicle Identification Number was stamped on a plate on the inner vertical surface of the left windshield pillar visible through the windshield.

1995 Corvette Factory Options

CODE: DESCRIPTION: QUANTITY: RETAIL PRICE:
1YY07
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
15,771
$36,785.00
1YY67
Base Corvette Convertible
4,971
$43,665.00
AG1
Power Driver Seat
19,012
$305.00
AG2
Power Passenger Seat
15,323
$305.00
AQ9
Sport Seats
7,908
$625.00
CC2
Auxillary Hardtop (convertible)
459
$1,995.00
C2L
Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe)
2,979
$950.00
24S
Removable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)
4,688
$650.00
64S
Removable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe)
2,871
$650.00
FX3
Selective Ride and Handling, electronic
3,421
$1,695.00
G92
Performance Axle Ratio
10,056
$50.00
MN6
6-Speed Manual Transmission
4,784
$0.00
NG1
New York Emission Requirements
268
$100.00
N84
Spare Tire Delete
418
-$100.00
UJ6
Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator
5,300
$325.00
U1F
Stereo System With CD, Delco-Bose
15,528
$396.00
WY5
Tires, Extended Mobility
3,783
$70.00
YF5
California Emissions Requirement
2,026
$100.00
Z07
Adjustable Suspension Package (coupe)
753
$2,045.00
Z4Z
Indy 500 Pace Car Replica (convertible)
527
$2,816.00
ZR1
Special Performance Package  (coupe)
448
$31,258.00

Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YY07)

  • The base price of the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, removable body-color roof panel, a Delco stereo system with cassette, and leather seats were included in the base price.
  • Preferred Equipment Group One included electronic air conditioning control, Delco-Bose stereo system with cassette, and power driver seat for and additional $1,333.00
  • The base engine for the 1995 Corvette was the LT1 small block. In 1995 Corvettes, the engine developed 300 horsepower (net) at 5,000 rpms. The engine torque was rated at 340 lbs. -ft at 3,600 rpm. Late in 1994 production, connecting rods were changed to a powdered-metal design to improve both strength and weight uniformity. Fuel injectors were revised to better cope with alcohol-blend fuels and to reduce fuel dripping after engine shutdown. The engine cooling fan was modified for quieter operation.
  • The front fender “gill” air vents were re-designed for the 1995 Corvette and is one of the only distinguishing features between it and the 1994 model.
  • A new exterior paint color, Dark Purple Metallic, was added, but the 1994 Corvette’s Copper Metallic and Black Rose Metallic were deleted.
  • The front wheels on the 1995 Corvette were 8.5 x 17 and the front tire sizes were P255/45ZR17. Rear tire size was P285/40ZR17.
  • A readout for automatic transmission fluid temperature was added to the instrument display.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YY67)

  • The base price of the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible without optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 300 horsepower engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, removable body-color roof panel, a Delco stereo system with cassette, and leather seats were included in the base price.
  • Preferred Equipment Group One included electronic air conditioning control, Delco-Bose stereo system with cassette, and power driver seat for and additional $1,333.00
  • The base engine for the 1995 Corvette was the LT1 small block. In 1995 Corvettes, the engine developed 300 horsepower (net) at 5,000 rpms. The engine torque was rated at 340 lbs. -ft at 3,600 rpm. Late in 1994 production, connecting rods were changed to a powdered-metal design to improve both strength and weight uniformity. Fuel injectors were revised to better cope with alcohol-blend fuels and to reduce fuel dripping after engine shutdown. The engine cooling fan was modified for quieter operation.
  • The front fender “gill” air vents were re-designed for the 1995 Corvette and is one of the only distinguishing features between it and the 1994 model.
  • A new exterior paint color, Dark Purple Metallic, was added, but the 1994 Corvette’s Copper Metallic and Black Rose Metallic were deleted.
  • The front wheels on the 1995 Corvette were 8.5 x 17 and the front tire sizes were P255/45ZR17. Rear tire size was P285/40ZR17.
  • A readout for automatic transmission fluid temperature was added to the instrument display.

Power Driver Seat (AG1)

  • Optional, six-way, adjustable driver seat.
  • This option was included as part of the ZR1 package
  • Controls for the driver seat were console-mounted with individual controls for the driver.
  • Reclining mechanisms were manual.

Power Passenger Seat (AG2)

  • Optional, six-way, adjustable passenger seat.
  • This option was included as part of the ZR1 package.
  • Controls for the passenger seat were console-mounted with individual controls for the passenger.
  • Reclining mechanisms were manual.

Sports Seats (AQ9)

  • Special sport seats that featured inflatable lumbar support and power-adjusted side bolsters
  • This option was included as part of the ZR1 package.
  • A single set of controls for both driver and passenger seats was console mounted.
  • For 1995, these optional sports seats had stronger “French” seam stitching.

Auxiliary Hardtop (convertible) (CC2)

  • An optional, removable hardtop.

Dual Removable Roof Panels (coupe) (C2L)

  • Included both a tinted, transparent glass top and a painted top.

Removable Roof Panels, blue tint (coupe) (24S)

  • Blue tinted removable glass top.

Removable Roof Panels, bronze tint (coupe) (64S)

  • Bronze tinted removable glass top.

Selective Ride & Handling, Electronic (FX3)

  • Electronically controlled suspension with manual ride selection.
  • FX3 provided three variations of suspension control regulated by a console switch.
  • This option was included as part of the ZR1 package.
  • Spring rates were lowered to improve ride quality and recommended tire pressures dropped from 35psi to 30psi (except on the ZR1).

Performance Axle Ratio (G92)

  • Optional performance axle ratio of 3.07:1 or 3.33:1.
  • For 1995, this option was offered without any restrictions.

6-Speed Manual Transmission (MN6)

  • An optional, no-cost, 6-speed manual transmission.
  • The six-speed manual transmission was designed jointly by ZF (Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen) and Chevrolet and was initially built by ZF in Germany.
  • For 1995, the 6-speed manual transmission was redesigned by replacement of the reverse lockout with a high-detent design for easier operation.

New York Emission Requirements (NG1)

  • Revised emission components to meet New York State Emission standards

Spare Tire Delete (N84)

  • Optional deletion of spare tire.
  • Had to be ordered in conjunction with RPO WY5 (Extended Mobility Tires).
  • This option reduced the 1995 Corvette’s overall weight and included a credit of $100.00

Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicator (UJ6)

  • Low tire/air pressure monitoring and warning system.
  • Sensors strapped to each side of the inside of each wheel sent a radio signal to a instrument-panel receiver if pressure in any tire dropped below a preset limit.
  • This option was included as part of the ZR1 package.

Stereo System with CD, Delco-Bose (U1F)

  • 200 watt Delco Bose AM/FM stereo radio with compact disc player.
  • This option was included as part of the ZR1 package.
  • To discourage theft, the CD player required an electronic security code input after battery disconnect.
  • A power delay feature was added to all models which permitted the stereo system and power windows to operate after the ignition was switched to “off” or “lock”. Power was cut after the driver’s door was opened or after 15 minutes, whichever came first.

Tires, Extended Mobility (WY5)

  • Optional Goodyear Extended Mobility Tires.
  • The extended mobility tires had special bead construction to permit use with no air pressure.
  • This option required the installation of RPO UJ6 because if tires were to be run more than approximately fifty miles, damage to the vehicle’s wheel could result. However, the safe driving range was significantly further.
  • This option was not available with RPO Z07 or RPO ZR1.

California Emissions Requirement (YF5)

  • Revised emission components to meet California Emission standards.

Adjustable Suspension Package (coupe) (Z07)

  • Heavy Duty Suspension with Ride Control Selection.
  • This option included RPO FX3, heavy-duty suspension and heavy-duty brakes. Available with both automatic and manual transmissions.
  • Intended for aggressive driving or competition, the Z07 option was limited to coupes.

Indy 500 Pace Car Replica (convertible) (Z4Z)

  • Special edition Corvette inspired by the 1995 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.
  • Corvette paced the Indianapolis 500 race in 1995 and produced for sale a Dark Purple and White convertible pace car model.
  • On January 3, 1995, Chevrolet announced that 522 pace cars would be produced and that 87 of these would be used at the Indianapolis festival and for public relations use.
  • 20 of these special edition Corvettes would be exported to Canada.
  • The remaining 415 would be distributed – one each – to the top performing 415 dealers across the U.S.
  • Actual final production of this special edition Corvette was 527.

Special Performance Package (coupe) (ZR1)

  • Extensive performance upgrades to the base model Corvette.
  • The ZR1 option included unique bodywork (doors, rear quarters, rocker panels, rear fascia, and rear upper panel.)
  • ZR1 optioned Corvettes were fitted with special Goodyear Z-rated P315/35ZR17 tires that were mated to 11-inch wide rear rims.
  • The ZR1 option included a number of other RPO’s (normally listed separately) including: Power Passenger Seats (AC1), Power Driver Seats (AC3), Sports Seats, Leather (AQ9), Electronic Air Conditioning Control (C68), Selective Ride and Handling, electronic (FX3), Stereo System with CD, Delco Bose (U1F), and Low Tire Pressure Warning Indicators (UJ6) and a specially laminated “solar” windshield were included. Additionally, the six-speed manual transmission (MN6) was required.
  • Horsepower for the optional ZR1’s LT5 32-valve engine was rated at 405bhp.
  • Despite its similar appearance to the 1995 LT1 Corvette, the ZR-1 still received unique doors and rear body panels to accept the 11-inch wide rear wheels. The high mount center stop lamp for the 1994 ZR-1s continued to be roof mounted.
  • The LT5 Engines were assembled by Mercury Marine in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and were then shipped to the Corvette plant in Bowling Green Kentucky for ZR1 Corvette assembly.
  • Chevrolet service departments returned LT5 engines to Mercury Marine for certain repairs. Customers were given the choice of a replacement engine or return of their original engine, if repairable.
  • The ZR1 option was only available in the coupe bodystyle.
  • 1995 marked the last year for the C4 ZR1 Corvette. Mercury Marine completed all LT5 engines in November, 1993. Tooling, owned by GM, was removed from Mercury Marine’s factory and all engines, specially sealed, were shipped to Corvette’s Bowling Green assembly plant for storage until needed.
  • Total 1995 ZR1 production was predetermined at 448 units, which was the same as 1993 and 1994.

Notes:

  • Total production of the ZR1 from 1990 thru 1995 was 6,939 units.
  • A drip tube was designed into the A-pillar weatherstrip for improved water intrusion control.
  • On the interior of all 1995 Corvettes, numerous Velcro straps were installed to reduce rattles, and a stronger radio mount was installed to reduce CD skipping.
  • Base suspension models had lower front and rear spring rates.
  • Windshield wiper arms had revised contact angles and higher contact force to reduce chatter at all speeds, and lift at high speeds.
  • Clutch controls in the four-speed automatic transmission were improved for smoother shifting, and its torque converter was both lighter and stronger.
  • Non USA sales for 1995 included 554 units to Canada, 11 units to Mexico, and 251 global exports

1995 Corvette Recalls

Recall 06e043000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer: Honeywell International, Inc.
Mfr’s Report Date: May 19, 2006
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 06e043000
Nhtsa Action Number: N/a
Component: Fuel System, Gasoline
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 88303

Summary

Certain Replacement Fuel Filters, Fram Brand Name P/n G3727, With Date Codes X52911 Through X60801 Sequentially Or X600141 And A Mexico Country Or Origin Marking On The Fuel Filter Housing Manufactured From October 18, 2005, Through March 21, 2006, Sold For Use On The Vehicles Listed Above And On Certain School Buses. (To See The School Bus Engine Sizes, Click On “Document Search” And Then “Bus Applications”). The Connector On The Fuel Filter Was Not Manufactured To Honeywell’s Specification. As A Result, The O-ring May Not Seat Correctly On The Fuel Line.

Consequence

This Condition May Cause An Inadequate Seal At The Connection, Potentially Leading To A Fuel Leak. In The Presence Of An Ignition Source, A Fire Could Occur.

Remedy

Honeywell Will Notify Owners And Replace The Fuel Filters Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On October 18, 2006. Owners May Contact Fram Customer Service At 1-800-890-2075 (Option 1).

Notes

This Recall Only Pertains To Aftermarket Fram Fuel Filters And Has No Relation To Any Original Equipment Installed On The Vehicles Listed. Customers May Contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (Tty: 1-800-424-9153); Or Go To Http://www.safercar.gov.

Recall 92V160000

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 1993
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Mfr’s Report Date: Oct 23, 1992
Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 92v160000
Nhtsa Action Number: N/a
Component: Steering:hydraulic Power Assist:hose, Piping, And Connections
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 5152

Summary

The Power Steering Gear Inlet Hose On These Vehicles Can Fracture, Causing Power Steering Fluid To Spray From Hose Into The Engine Compartment.

Consequence

The Power Steering Fluid Is Flammable And Could Cause an Underhood Fire If Exposed To A Source Of Ignition.

Remedy

Replace The Power Steering Gear Inlet Hose With An Improved Design.

Notes

System: Steering.vehicle Description: Passenger Cars With Lt1 Engines.


1995 Corvette Service Bulletins

Service Bulletin 020730024a

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 020730024a
Date Of Bulletin: Aug 01, 2005
Nhtsa Item Number: 634999

Component

Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Lever And Linkage: Column Shift

Summary

Diagnosis Of Cracked Or Broken Transmission Case. *tt 2006 And Prior Cars And Light Duty Trucks. *tt

Service Bulletin 01697

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 01697
Date Of Bulletin: Jan 01, 2004
Nhtsa Item Number: 10006297
Component: Equipment:electrical

Summary

No Serial Data Communications Using The Tech 1 With A 1986 Or Newer Camaro, Firebird Or Corvette With A 5.0 Or 5.7 Litre Engine. Sit Bulletin 1450640. *tt

Service Bulletin 010729004

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp.
Service Bulletin Number: 010729004
Date Of Bulletin: Jun 01, 2001
Nhtsa Item Number: 622763

Component

Power Train:manual Transmission

Summary

Information Regarding Corvette Zf Six Speed Manual Transmission.

Service Bulletin 9313110

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Model Year: 1992
Manufacturer: General Motors Corp
Service Bulletin Number: 9313110
Date Of Bulletin: Mar 01, 1993
Nhtsa Item Number: 39547
Component: Visibility:glass, Side/rear

Summary

Rear Lift Window Hard To Open/hinge Loose To Glass. *tw


1995 Corvette Common Issues

The following list of common issues is intended for individual reference only, and may not reflect the specific issues of every 1995 Corvette. This information comes from a variety of sources including the NHTSA Defects Reports pages. While the intent of this page is to identify the common issues pertaining to the 1995 Corvette, it is not an all-inclusive list and should be used for reference only.

Mechanical Issues

Engine

The Opti-Spark Ignition System has been known to fail on late model C4 Corvettes (those equipped with PFI V8 engines).

Failure of the Opti-Spark Ignition System may prevent the vehicle from starting.

Failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder occurs, though infrequently, preventing the vehicle from starting.

The LT1 engine is prone to engine oil leaks, most especially around the front and rear of the intake manifold. The manifold was sealed at the ends with RTV rather than gasket material and tended to leak even straight from the factory. Other common areas to check for oil leaks on the engine include: the timing chain cover, the valve covers, the waterpump drive seal, the oil pan, and the front and rear main bearing seals.

The LT1 engine often exhibits a rough idle at start-up, especially after the car has been sitting for an extended period of time. The most probable cause of the idling issue is fouled injectors. In many instances, adding a fuel stabilizer and/or fuel injection cleaner to the fuel tank helps resolve this issue.

Transmission

A transmission leak may occur from the pump body on 4L60-E transmissions due to the pump bushing walking out of the valve body.

It should be noted the ZF6 transmission is somewhat noisy (particularly in neutral with the clutch out)

The transmission is controlled by an electronic control unit. In some instances, this unit is known to fail, causing erratic transmission shifting problems resulting in drivability issues.

Radiator

It is quite common for road debris and trash to get sucked up between the radiator and the A/C condensor, thereby blocking air flow and causing the engine to overheat. This area should be inspected and cleaned out at regular intervals.
Check the underside of the radiator for signs of leaking coolant, the side tanks on the factory radiator are constructed of plastic and may be cracked and leaking on a higher mileage car.

Air Conditioning

Unfortunately, all 1995 Corvettes are subject to one of two A/C problems:

First, failure to be able to raise or lower cabin temperature by pushing on the temperature up/down control buttons on the dash are usually due to a failed A/C Controller Module.

Second, air conditioning blows on the floor or through the defrost vents only but not through the dash vents. These are indications of a bad A/C Program Module.

Exterior Issues

Weather Stripping

The weather stripping on all late model C4 Corvettes is not very durable and is a very costly repair. The weather stripping is known to crack, rip, and tear. The weather stripping at the base of the windshield and at the coupe hatchback glass is generally the first, most common portion to fail.

Front Air Dam Spoiler

Because of the low front-end clearance on the Corvette, the front air dam spoiler tends to get damaged even as the result of normal vehicle operation. The front air dam spoiler tends to get scraped up and damaged very easily. Replacement spoilers are available both through General Motors and a variety of aftermarket suppliers.

Power Antenna Mast

The power antenna mast is known to fail for a number of reasons including: improper (or lack of) lubrication, physical damage to the antenna itself, damage to the drive mechanism that raises/lowers the mast.

Interior Issues

Driver & Passenger Seats

The first area that most commonly fails are the side bolsters and the seat bottoms, particularly on the driver’s side. The leather on the factory seats is fairly thin and not very durable. Factory original seat cover replacements are no longer available from GM.

The plastic bezel around the seat back release in the back of each headrest are prone to breakage.

Steering Wheel

Steering wheels may exhibit vertical play. If the steering wheel exhibits more than just minimal up and down movement, then the Corvette may have been damaged as the result of prior vehicle operators using the steering wheel as a means of pulling themselves out of the vehicle. The vertical motion indicates that the steering column mounting bolts are probably damaged. While this issue is repairable, it is a very time consuming and expensive repair.

Center Console Cover

The center console lid is commonly known to crack, which is an issue with all C4 Corvettes.

Window Motor

The window motor is commonly known to failure, resulting in inconsistent window operation or the inability to open/close either the driver or passenger windows.

Other Issues

Owners should not be concerned if minor, though visible evidence of overspray (or even blotches) of paint under the hood, particularly in the area around the hood latch pins and receptacles. This was very common on factory production cars of this era and should be expected. In fact, owners should be more concerned if they do NOT see any overspray or spray paint in this area.

1990 Corvette

1995 Corvette Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Schedule

Schedule 1

Follow Schedule 1 if your car is mainly operated under one or more of the following conditions:.

  • When most trips are less than 4 miles (6 kilometers)
  • When most trips are less than 10 miles (16 kilometers) and outside temperatures remain below freezing.
  • When most trips include extended idling and/or frequent low-speed operation, as in stop-and-go traffic.
  • When operating in dusty areas.
1995 Corvette Maintenance Schedule
1995 Corvette Maintenance Schedule

Schedule 2

Follow Schedule 2 only if none of the driving conditions specified in Schedule 1 apply.

1995 Corvette Maintenance Schedule
1995 Corvette Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance Information

The 1995 Corvette has an Engine Oil Life Monitor. This monitor will show drivers when to change their oil – usually between 3,000 miles (5,000 km) and 7,500 miles (12,500 km) since the last oil change.  Under severe conditions the indicator may come on before 3,000 miles (5,000 km).  Never drive your vehicle more than 7,500 miles (12,500 km) or 12 months whichever occurs first, without an oil change.

The system won’t detect dust in the oil.  If you drive in a dusty area be sure to change your oil every 3,000 miles (5,000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE OIL light comes on.  Remember to reset the Oil Life Monitor when the oil has been changed.  See “GM Oil Life System” (at the bottom of this page) for more information on resetting the system.

Explanation of Scheduled Maintenance Services:

Engine Oil and Filter Change: Use only API Service SG Energy Conserving II oils of the proper viscosity.*  The engine requires a special oil meeting GM Standard GM4718M.  Oils meeting this Standard may be identified as synthetic, and should also be identified as API Service SG.  However, not all Synthetic API Service SG oils will meet this GM Standard.  You should look for and use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM4718M.

Chassis Lubrication: Lubricate the transmission shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, underbody contact points and linkage.   Lubricate the front suspension.

Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection: Inspect the belts for cracks, fraying, wear and proper tension.  Replace as needed.

Cooling System Service: Drain, flush and refill the system with new or approved recycled coolant conforming to GM Specification 1825M.  Keep coolant at the proper mixture as specified.  This provides proper freeze protection, corrosion inhibitor level and engine operating temperature.

Inspect hoses and replace if they are cracked, swollen or deteriorated.  Tighten screw-type hose clamps.

Clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser.  Wash the pressure cap and neck.

To help ensure proper operation, we recommend a pressure test of both the cooling system and the pressure cap.

Transmission Service: For manual transmissions, the fluid doesn’t require changing. For automatic transmissions, change both the fluid and filter every 15,000 miles (25,000 kilometers) if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90°F (32°C) or higher, in hilly or mountainous terrain. Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service.  If you do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, change the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166,000 kilometers).

Spark Plug Replacement: Replace spark plugs with the proper type.

Spark Plug Wire Inspection: Inspect for burns, cracks or other damage.  Check the boot fit at the coils and at the spark plugs.  Replace the wires as needed.

Air Cleaner Filter Replacement: Replace every 30,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) or more often under dusty conditions.  Ask your local dealership for proper intervals based on individual driving conditions.

Fuel Tank, Cap and Line Inspection: Inspect the fuel tank, cap, and lines (including fuel rails and injection assembly) for damage and leaks.  Inspect fuel cap gasket for an even filler neck imprint or any damage.  Replace parts as needed.  Periodic replacement of the fuel filter is not required.

Owner Inspection & Service Items

At Each Fuel Fill

It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood checks at each fuel fill.

Engine Oil Level Check: Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil if necessary. If you have a ZR-1 you should check your engine oil when the engine is cold.

Engine Coolant Level Check: Check the engine coolant level and add the proper coolant mixture if necessary.

Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check: Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if necessary.

At Least Once a Month

Tire Inflation Check: Make sure tires are inflated to the correct pressures specified on the Tire-Loading Information Label located on the rear edge of the driver door.

At Least Once A Year

Key Lock Cylinder Service: Lubricate the key lock cylinders.

Body Lubrication Service: Lubricate all body door hinges. Also lubricate all hinges and latches, including those for the hood, rear compartment, console door and any folding seat hardware.  More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment.

Starter Switch Check: CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly.  If it does, you or others could be injured.

Before you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle.

Firmly apply the parking brake and the regular brake.  (NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready to turn off the engine immediately  if it starts.)

On automatic transmission vehicles, try to start the engine in each gear. The starter should work only in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service.

On manual transmission vehicles, put the shift lever in NEUTRAL (N), push the clutch down halfway and try to start the engine. The starter should work only when the clutch is pushed down all the way to the floor.  If the starter works when the clutch isn’t pushed all the way down, your vehicle needs service.

Steering Column Lock Check: While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition key to OFF in each shift lever position.

With an automatic transmission, the key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P).
With a manual transmission, the key should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in REVERSE (R).
On all vehicles, the key should come out only in LOCK.

Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission PARK (P) Mechanism Check: CAUTION: When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. You or others could be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move.

Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill.  Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake.

To check the parking brake’s holding ability: With the engine running and transmission in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only.

To check the PARK (P) mechanism’s holding ability: With the engine running, shift to PARK (P). Then release the parking brake followed by the regular brake.

Underbody Flushing Service: At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and other debris can collect.

Dealership Inspection & Service Items

At Least Twice A Year

Steering and Suspension Inspection: Inspect the front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear or lack of lubrication. Inspect the power steering lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.

Tire and Wheel Inspection: Inspect the tires for uneven wear or damage. If there is irregular or premature wear, check the wheel alignment.  Inspect for damaged wheels.

Exhaust System Inspection: Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body near the exhaust system. Look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts as well as open seams, holes, loose connections or other conditions which could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or could let exhaust fumes into the vehicle.

Rear Axle Service: Check the gear lubricant level in the rear axle and add if needed.  A fluid loss may indicate a problem. Check the axle and repair it if needed.

Brake System Inspection: Inspect the complete system. Inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. Inspect other brake parts, including calipers, parking brake, etc.  You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking.
NOTE: A low brake fluid level can indicate worn disc brake pads which may need to be serviced.  Also if the brake light stays on or comes on, something may be wrong with the brake system.  If your anti-lock brake system warning light stays on, come on or flashes, something may be wrong with the anti-lock braking system.

GM Oil Life System

Your vehicle has a computer that lets you know when to change your engine oil. This is not based on mileage, but on engine revolutions and engine operating temperature. When the computer has calculated that the oil needs changing, the GM Oil Life System will indicate that a change is necessary. The mileage between oil changes will vary depending on how you drive your vehicle — usually between 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and 10,000 miles (16 000 km) since your last oil and filter change. Under severe conditions, the system may come on before 3,000 miles (5 000 km). Never drive your vehicle more than 10,000 miles (16 000 km) or 12 months (whichever occurs first) without an oil change. Use engine oil meeting the GM Standard GM4718M.

The system won’t detect dust in the oil. So, if you drive in a dusty area, be sure to change your oil and filter every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or sooner if the CHANGE OIL SOON message appears. Remember to reset the system whenever the oil is changed.

How to Reset the Change Oil Soon Message

To reset the CHANGE OIL SOON message after an oil change, do the following:
To reset the CHANGE OIL SOON message after an oil change, do the following:
1. Turn the ignition to ON and with the engine off.
2. Press the TRIP button so the OIL LIFE percentage is displayed.
3. Press RESET and hold for two seconds. OIL LIFE REMAIN 100% will appear.


1995 Corvette DIY Service Guide

Battery & Charging

Inspection & Replacement of Battery, Factory Battery Specifications, Replacement of Alternator/Generator

Belts & Hoses

How to Replace Drive Belt(s), Inspection & Replacement of Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses

Braking

Inspection & Replacement of Brake Pads, Inspection & Replacement of Front/Rear Brake Rotors, How to Replace Brake Calipers, How to Bleed Brakes, Inspection & Replacement of Master Cylinder

Heating & Cooling

Inspection & Replacement of Radiator, How to Replace the Heater Core, Inspection & Replacement of Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses, How to Flush the Cooling System, How to Replace the Water Pump, How to Replace a Thermostat.

Emissions

Location of, Inspection & Replacement of Oxygen Sensors (Upstream/Downstream), How to Replace the EGR Valve, How to Replace the Smog Pump.

Filters/PCV Valves

Location & Replacement of the Following Filters: Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, Transmission Filter, PCV Valve.

Ignition & Tune Up

How to Replace the Ignition Coil, How to Replace the Ignition Switch, Inspection & Replacement of Sparkplug Wires, Inspection & Replacement of Cap & Rotor, How to Replace Sparkplugs, Engine Firing Order, Engine Timing.

Relays & Sensors

Location & Replacement of: Mass Air Flow Sensor, Oil Pressure Sensor, Engine Temperature Sensor, Ambient Air Temperature Sensor, Fuel Pressure Sensor, Oxygen Sensors (Upstream/Downstream).

Suspension & Steering

Inspection & Replacement of Upper/Lower Ball Joints, How to Replace Control Arm Bushings, How to Replace the Power Steering Pump, Inspection & Replacement of Front Shocks/Struts, Inspection & Replacement of Rear Shocks/Struts, How to Replace Inner & Outer Tie Rod Ends.

Starter/External Engine

How to Replace the Starter Motor, How to Replace the Starter Solenoid, How to Replace the Drive Belt Tensioner, How to Replace the Idler Pulley, Location of, Inspection & Replacement of Engine (Motor) Mounts, How to Replace the Oil Pan Gasket, How to Replace the Oil Pump.

Transmission & Clutches

How to Change the Transmission Filter (Automatic Transmission), How to Replace a Clutch (Manual Transmission).

1995 Corvette Owners User Manual

1995 Corvette Owners User Manual

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1995 Corvette Dealers Sales Brochure

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Source Material:

  1. The Pocket Book of the Corvette: The Definitive Guide to the All American Sports Car – Copyright 2003, Barnes & Noble
  2. CORVETTE: Sports Car Superstar – Copyright 2005, PIL – Publications International, Ltd.
  3. Corvette Black Book – Copyright 2009, Michael Bruce Associates, Inc.
  4. The Complete Book of Corvette, Every Model Since 1953 – Copyright 2005, Mike Mueller – MBI Publishing

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