Eddyboy Posted February 8, 2008 Share Posted February 8, 2008 This is kind of a sad story so get a coupla kleenex before proceeding... Short version is I have a business in SLC and I often drive there in my 1999 Corvette. About 8 weeks ago I decided to leave the car there and fly home over the weekend and park my car at my brothers house. I parked the car which had run normally for the last 80K miles and put the key on the key rack in my brothers house.... This is where it gets sad... My brother has a sixteen year old boy who is car crazy.... Turns out the Corvette was too much a temptation and the car went on a joyride. When I got back to SLC my brother told me he'd taken my car to one of the local Chevy dealers for repairs... When I got there the transmission (automatic) was literally a basket case and was replaced. My brother sheepishly, but honorably paid the $3500 for the repairs...Now to my question: On my drive home I had a couple of warning lights appear on the displayService Traction ControlService ABS, andService Ride ControlNow the car continues to run OK, and I made it home the last coupla hundred miles without incident..The traction control and ride control indeed do not work, and the brakes stop just fine, but havekind of a "hinky" feel about them. The car has been basically parked since I got it home.I want to know if this is possibly due to incomplete reassembly of the parts around the tranny, or ismore likely further damage needing repairs. I am assuming it is some kind of CPU problem since itis multiple system failure that happened all at once.. I'd like advice on where to take the car for evaluationand repair. I've had a couple of incidents with local Chevy dealers wanting me to approve things like $600replacement batteries and the like.. I am afraid that the dealer will just slap in a new module even if theproblem is a loose wire.... ADVICE???Ed Wilson Cave Creek Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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