Chevrolet Corvette Service Repair Manuals


1997 CORVETTE

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It was another landmark year for Corvette in that the 1997 C5 model was the first all-new Corvette in 13 years and only the fifth or sixth (depending upon your viewpoint) major change in the car's 44-year history.

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
7 2 or 4
  • 2=Active manual belts with driver and passenger inflatable restraint system
  • 4=Active manual belts with frontal and side-impact driver and front passenger inflatable restraint system
8 G LS1 5.7-liter (346 cu. in) Sequential multiport-fuel-injection (SFI) V8
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 V The model year where 1997
11 5 Bowling Green, KY
12-17 100001 and up production sequence for coupes
Code Engine Horsepower Compression Transmission Fuel Supply Extra features
ZYD LS1 350-cid 345-hp V-8 10.1:1 automatic multi-port injection  
ZYC LS1 350-cid 345-hp V-8 10.1:1 manual multi-port injection  
Color Leather Upholstery
Black 193
Light Gray 923
Red 943

IDENTIFICATION

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

2-dr. Hatch Coupe - 2 passenger

$37,495 3229 9,092

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO LS1)
Type V-8, 90-degree Overhead valve
Block Cast aluminum block and cylinder head
Displacement 346 cid (5.7 liters)
Bore & Stroke 3.90" x 3.62"
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Brake horsepower 345 @ 5600
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 4400
Main bearing five
Valve lifters hydraulic, two valves per cylinder
Fuel supply Sequential Multi-port injection (MPI) system

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Coupe
Wheelbase 104.5 inches (2.654 m)
Overall length 179.7 inches (4.564 m)
Overall width 73.6 inches (1.869 m)
Overall height 47.7 inches (1.212 m)
Front tread 62.0 inches (1.575 m)
Rear tread 62.1 inches (1.577 m)
Standard Tires Front/Rear P245/45ZR-17 Goodyear Eagle GT / P275/40ZR-18 Goodyear Eagle GT
Steering rack and pinion (power assisted)
Front suspension Independent SLA forged-aluminum upper and lower control arms and steering knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel stabilizer bar, and spindle offset.
Rear suspension Independent five-link design with tow and camber adjustment, cast-aluminum upper and lower control arms and knuckle, transverse monoleaf springs, steel tie rods and stabilizer bar, and tubular U-jointed metal matrix composite driveshaft.
Brakes Antilock four-wheel power disc
Body construction Fiberglass; integral perimeter frame with center backbone/all-welded steel body frame construction
Fuel tank 19.1 US Gal (15.9 Imp Gal) (72 liters)

OPTIONS

RPO CJ2 Dual-zone air conditioning $365
RPO AQ9 Adjustable leather bucket seats, requires six-way power passenger seat $625
RPO G92 Performance axle ratio, not available with six-speed manual transmission $100
RPO CYF California emission system $170
RPO JL4 Active-handling System $500
RPO Z51 Performance handling Package with Bilstein adjustable Ride-Control system $350
RPO F45 Continuously Variable Real Time Damping, not available with RPO Z51 Pkg $1,695
RPO AAB Memory package to recall settings for
  • outside rearview mirrors
  • radio
  • power seats
  • heating-ventilation and air-conditioning controls
$150
RPO UlS Remote CD changer $600
RPO UNO Delco/Bose music system $100
RPO V49 Front license plate frame $15
RPO T96 Fog lamps $65
RPO D42 Luggage shade and cargo net $50
RPO B34 Front floor mats $25
RPO B84 Body side moldings $75
RPO C2L Dual body color-keyed roof panel and blue transparent roof panel $950
RPO CC3 Roof panel with blue tint $650
RPO AG2 Power six-way passenger seat $305

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