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Chevrolet Corsica Problems

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Drive Train -- Verified

The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will restart and stall when put into gear. After allowing about twenty minutes for the engine and transmission to cool down, the engine will start and the transmission will operate normally. Replacing the torque converter clutch solenoid, transmission fil...

Engine -- Verified

The PCV vacuum hose under the upper intake plenum may become brittle and crack causing an engine vacuum leak.

Drive Train -- Verified

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

Chevrolet Corsica Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 18, 1991

Summary: THE FRONT SHOULDER BELT RETRACTORS MAY HAVE REDUCED SENSITIVITY OF THE LOCK-UP FEATURE AND WOULD NOT FUNCTION IN A SUDDEN DECELERATION OR CRASH.

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Body, Interior & Misc., April 19, 1990

Summary: OWNER'S MANUALS WERE PRINTED WITH REAR CENTER SEAT BELT INFORMATION OMITTED.

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Electrical & Lights, January 19, 1993

Summary: THE SERVICE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH BECOMES INOPERATIVE.

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Suspension & Steering, June 15, 1991

Summary: NUT ATTACHING STEERING WHEEL MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED DURING INSTALLATION.

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Suspension & Steering, September 21, 1993

Summary: THE SUSPENSION SUPPORT ASSEMBLIES DO NOT MEET GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION'S SPECIFICATION FOR WELD INTEGRITY AND THE AFFECTED WELD CAN FAIL CAUSING THE FRONT OF THE CONTROL ARM TO SEPARATE FROM THE SUSPENSION SUPPORT ASSEMBLY.

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Chevrolet Corsica Questions and Answers

mikelm79, 1990 Chevrolet Corsica, 4 Cylinder, Rockford, OH

where is the voltage regulator located I have replaced the alternator , spark plugs and fuel filter I have a battery charger that checks voltage and says bad voltage

mikelm79, 1990 Chevrolet Corsica, 4 Cylinder, Rockford, OH

I replaced the bad alternator with a new one but the checks say the voltage is bad... Should I return the new one I put on the car and trade it for a different one????

mikelm79, 1990 Chevrolet Corsica, 4 Cylinder, Rockford, OH

had new altenator checked its good. was told it could be a bad wire? found 3 wires bare coming from starter. one coroded going into a black connector was wondering what would happen if i wired that...

tquall01, 1990 Chevrolet Corsica, 3.1L V6, Clinton Township, MI

I don't have a lot of money so buying a part I don't need is something I would like to avoid! My blower seems to stop working everytime I turn off the car, but if I lift the hood up and ...

Shadow86, 1990 Chevrolet Corsica, 3.1L V6, Lombard, IL

car starts fine at first but after drivig it a while and i turn it off and then try to start it up again it won't start. the engine trys to turn over but it just won't start.

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Chevrolet Corsica Reviews

I buaght my 1991 Chevrolet Corsica in 1999. I have not had any trouble or problem with the car since I have owned it. I am still driveing it in 2013. The only design problem of the engine was the tendacy for the engine head to warp over time. Thus causeing the engine to leak anti freeze from the engine head. A replaced head and related parts took care of it. A well worth the money repair. The car has been a northern IL auto since I buaght it. the body and paint lasted in almost perfect condition up until around 2008. There are a few area's where corosion took hold. The lift point's. The rear wheel well's, inner and outer. And of course the rear fender lip's. The lower front body / door area. The engine's economy and ease of maintenance has been excellent. The interior and front seats are very well designed and have lasted in very good condition. I have driveing this car throughout the united state and back in comfort and confidence. I have removed the rear seats and everything out of the trunk for removeale of excess wieght removeal. I have kept a high quality tune up on the engine with aftermarket performance parts. The Corsica has provided me with exceptional fuel mileage and improved performance. I installed the largest performance tires that would fit onto the rim's. I will miss this car greatly when I have to retire it.

96 corsica Good strong running car i have seen and driven alot worse 2.2 4 cylinder version very reliable much more so than any import ive seen its weathered the elements snow included all its life still starts right up cant say the same for my brothers newer toyota lol my only problem is today it stalled on me goin 10 mph down a private road right after startup im thinking i should let her warm up...she is gettin old maybe beat on it less haha

This car has been nothing but a giant headache, i bought the car with 150,000 miles on it. I have put 9,000 miles on it and between then iv'e put a little under 3,500 dollars in it. and now im having problems with the car over heating after i just put in a brand new radiator, could it be the thermostat? and also my car feels like its gonna die sometimes when i start it up and sometimes it does die after i start it and put it into gear. any answers would help! thank you!

I have a 92 Corsica with a 3.1l engine we call Tinkerbelle. I've had to replace the ignition module and CPS twice, and redo all the engine vaccumn lines (plastic lines Under hot metal, not exactly thinking GM were we?) and it has a leak i'm still trying to locate, but all thinks considered it's an ok car. I wish it had more room to work on, but I have the same complaint on most cars. For the guy in buffalo, Check your vaccumn lines, the heater controls are vaccumn acctivated, so any leak will cause them to act funny.

I have a 94 Corsica V-6, runs great with the exception of driving in the winter time. The heat does not warm up the car. It provides enough to keep the windows clear but the car warm. Also, when you have it on defrost it blows out the vents first then in goes to defrost and it alternates between the two. Any have any ideas on how to fix this?

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