Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


1996 CORVETTE

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Nineteen ninety-six was a landmark year for Corvette enthusiasts.

V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 US built
2 G General Motors product
3 1 Chevrolet Motor Division vehicle
4 & 5 YY Corvette
6 2 or 3 Body style number
  • 2 = Two door hatchback style 07, 08, 77, or 87
  • 3 = Two door convertible style 67
7 1 or 2
  • 1=Manual seat belts
  • 2=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
  • 3=Active manual belts with driver-inflatable restraint system
  • 4=Passive automatic belts
  • 5=Passive automatic belts with driver inflatable restraint system
8 P LT1 5.7-liter Multiport-Fuel-Injection (MFI) Chevrolet or GM of Canada V8
5 LT4 - 5.7-liter MFI V-8
9 ? A check digit that calculates the characters in the serial number and gives it a single digit code and can be used to verify that the serial number is legitimate
10 T The model year where 1996
11 5 Bowling Green, KY
12-17 100001 and up production sequence for coupes and convertibles
600001 and up production sequence for Grand Sports
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Extra features
ZXA LT1 350-cid 300-hp V-8 10.4:1 automatic multi-port injection  
ZXD LT4 350-cid 330-hp V-8 10.8:1 manual multi-port injection  
Color Leather Upholstery
Light Gray 143
Light Gray Collector Edition 144
Black 193
Black Collector Edition 194
Black Grand Sport 195
Light Blue 643
Red 703
Red Collector Edition 704
Red Grand Sport 705

IDENTIFICATION

Model Model No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Coupe 1YY Y07
2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$37,225 3298 17,167
Convertible 1YY Y67
2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

2-dr. Convertible - 2 passenger

$45,060 3360 4,369

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO LT1) Optional Engine (RPO LT4)
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve with 4 valves per cylinder and 4 overhead camshafts
Block Cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head Cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head
Displacement 350 cid (5.7 liters) 350 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 4.00" x 3.48" 4.00" x 3.48"
Compression ratio 10.4:1 10.8:1
Brake horsepower 300 @ 5000 330 @ 5800 rpm
Torque 335 lb-ft @ 4000 340 lb-ft @ 4500
Main bearing five five
Valve lifters hydraulic hydraulic
Fuel supply Sequential Multi-port injection (MPI) system Sequential Multi-port injection (MPI) system

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe Convertible
Wheelbase 96.2 inches (2.443 m) 96.2 inches (2.443 m)
Overall length 178.5 inches (4.534 m) 178.5 inches (4.534 m)
Overall width 70.7 inches (1.778 m) 73.1 inches (1.857 m)
Overall height 46.3 inches (1.176 m) 47.3 inches (1.201 m)
Front tread 57.7 inches (1.466 m) 57.7 inches (1.466 m)
Rear tread 59.1 inches (1.501 m) 59.1 inches (1.501 m)
Standard Tires Front/RearP255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P285/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT
Grand Sport Tires Front/Rear P275/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P315/35ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT P255/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P285/40ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT
Steeringrack and pinion (power assisted)
Front suspensionIndependent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset.
Rear suspensionIndependent five-link design with toe and camber adjustment, forged-aluminum control links and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel tie rods, stabilizer bar, and tubular U-joint aluminum driveshaft.
BrakesAntilock four-wheel power disc
Body constructionFiberglass; separate ladder frame with cross-members
Fuel tank20 US Gal (16.7 Imp Gal) (76 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO AG1 Power driver seat $305
RPO AG2 Power passenger seat $305
RPO AQ9 Sports seats $625
RPO CC2 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $1995
RPO C2L Dual removable roof panels for coupe $950
RPO 24S Removable roof panels with blue tint for coupe $650
RPO 64S Removable roof panels with bronze tint for coupe $650
RPO F45 Electronic Selective Real Time Damping $1695
RPO G92 Performance axle ratio 3.07:1 $50
RPO LT4 350-cid 330-hp V-8 $1,450
RPO MN6 Six-speed manual transmission no-cost option
RPO N84 Spare tire delete $100 credit
RPO UJ6 Low tire pressure warning indicator $325
RPO U1F Delco-Bose stereo system with compact disc changer $396
RPO WY5 Extended-mobility tires $70
RPO Z15 Collector Edition $1250
RPO Z16 Grand Sport package $2,880 with convertible or $3,250
RPO Z51 Performance Handling package $350

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