I just bought my first
Congradulations on your first corvette. I have had a couple in my 50 years. They are great cars, fun, head turner and sense its chevy and not foriegn little less money and hassle for repairs.
OK, as far as your problems go. Lets take first one. You say it wont start. I of course do not have all your symptoms complete in your description, however it appears to me (correct me if i am wrong, or do not have enough information) is that it was running ok, and now it appears all your gauges are working battery is showing full charge but when you turn key, nothing!!
Normally if it is the starter of solenoid there would be at least a click sound every time you try and turn the key, and it is pretty easy to hear. So, i do not think it is the starter, as it would at least click. Another note, you can have a fully charged battery in great shape, and if starter is not clicking at all when attempting to turn key, then this narrows it down in most cases to the cables going from the battery to the starter/solenoid.
A lot of times you will have a good battery, and the control panel for your gauges and other things that work on your battery such as radio, fuel pump etc might work fine, which could elliminate any battery problems, with the exception of the cables that go from your battery to the starter, could me loose or corroded. At the least you should hear a click when trying to start the car coming from the starter. Other place to look is fuse box, and find fuse marked as most have, starter switch or relay.
If eventually you get a click sound from your starter when trying to start, then yes your starter is going bad and needs replacing. Conclusion on starting issue, is check all fuses and more then likely check connections directly from battery to starter and relay.On additional note thinking it is your security system, yes that is possible( you would have to check owners manual for that) however i am not sold on that myself, as most the time with security issues they will allow your car to crank and crank, but not fire up. But, something to check into concerning your model and if that is the way it acts, every one is little different, also depends on previous owner might have adapted it different then factory stock.
Now on your air conditioning problem, if it blinks 3 times, and blows only hot air can be needs charge or freon, or sometimes it has leak in line. The good news is that at least its blowing hot hot air, means most likely the compressor is working. What I did with mine, is I went down to AUTO ZONE, and bought a can, of freon and it had gauge it came with it, and directions were real easy, as your at auto zone, and of course starter problem with car is solved, open up hood, if you do not know where the ac hose intake is and charge it yourself. I did myself on mine and it was a piece of cake, and runs now real cool. A service shop i checked on for fun, wanted 300 bucks for diagnosis and make up all this junk that it could be, and so, i said heck with that, bought can, did myself , my total cost was 32 bucks. As long as your compressor is running, its going to be needs freon charge, or possibly pin hole leak in line. Service centers by law can not just add freon with small leak, as the public can for there own environmental liabilities.So, sometimes you can just charge it your self, and even once a year charge it again with a can, and it will be fine.
I really hope this advice helps you, If you would like to write me back with some more prior symptoms of the starting issue, and little more details, if what i have told you does not solve problem, PLEASE do so, and i will do my best to get that GREAT CAR, running again, and keeping you cool, as you look cool in it. Mike, from fixya.
Second problem you are having with the air conditioning. First of all most cars with a security system that might cause this, would allow a person to
on Aug 19, 2011