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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Colebourn View Post
    I bought my '88 Vette here in the UK in 1999, and the driver's belt has always had the occasional 'going slack' (i.e. not retracting properly) tendency. I kept wanting to get a replacement, but it was never available in the right colour (Flame Red), until I got a 'new C4 products' e-mail from Eckler's this March which featured it. So, I ordered it and it arrived a week ago. And now I find out about the recall! I know my VIN is in the range, but I wonder if this fault is covered and if so will GM cover the cost. Did you find out any more? Richard
    Hi Richard, I'm from Purley,Surrey. Now Southern California.Where are you ? This subject thread started on 18th March, last year, so you've caught on a little late. As I said before Chevrolet will replace the belt(s) but only through a dealer and you cannot specify colour, mine are now 1 black 1 brown. it bothers me not. I would write to them with a copy invoice and see if they'll help, as you're "over there". Incidently,mine had the same problem........Roger.

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    Thanks Roger - that gives me some hope at least. I'll see how far I get. I'm in Harpenden, Herts BTW.

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    A pleasure..........Roger.

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    I called one dealer and they checked my VIN and said they didn't show the recall and they couldn't help me. I called another dealer and explained the whole issue and told them about this forum and said it should be on there. He asked me to hold on a min. He came back and said ok just bring it in and let us check it out and get the parts ordered. I just took my C4 to the dealer Yesterday and they checked it out and said the only stipulation was were the car was assembled, if it was Boling Green, KY or not. I told them it has the plant tag under the hood, but they checked the VIN anyways. After a few min. he said ok the parts are ordered, will let you know when to come back in. He said they were only going to change the belt that was locked, that if the other one locks up they will replace it too. The color ordered was Medium Gray. My belts are black but the sun has faded them to almost Medium Gray, LOL.

    I will let you know how it goes when they come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanr View Post
    I called one dealer and they checked my VIN and said they didn't show the recall and they couldn't help me. I called another dealer and explained the whole issue and told them about this forum and said it should be on there. He asked me to hold on a min. He came back and said ok just bring it in and let us check it out and get the parts ordered. I just took my C4 to the dealer Yesterday and they checked it out and said the only stipulation was were the car was assembled, if it was Boling Green, KY or not. I told them it has the plant tag under the hood, but they checked the VIN anyways. After a few min. he said ok the parts are ordered, will let you know when to come back in. He said they were only going to change the belt that was locked, that if the other one locks up they will replace it too. The color ordered was Medium Gray. My belts are black but the sun has faded them to almost Medium Gray, LOL.

    I will let you know how it goes when they come in.
    Anyone else know where an 84 corvette would be manufactured other than Bowling Green KY??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanr View Post
    I called one dealer and they checked my VIN and said they didn't show the recall and they couldn't help me. I called another dealer and explained the whole issue and told them about this forum and said it should be on there. He asked me to hold on a min. He came back and said ok just bring it in and let us check it out and get the parts ordered. I just took my C4 to the dealer Yesterday and they checked it out and said the only stipulation was were the car was assembled, if it was Boling Green, KY or not. I told them it has the plant tag under the hood, but they checked the VIN anyways. After a few min. he said ok the parts are ordered, will let you know when to come back in. He said they were only going to change the belt that was locked, that if the other one locks up they will replace it too. The color ordered was Medium Gray. My belts are black but the sun has faded them to almost Medium Gray, LOL.

    I will let you know how it goes when they come in.
    I believe they are supposed to replace both belts.

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    I told the guy I thought the only plant they were built at was KY. And I also looked at him strange when he said they would only fix one, but I think the other one might just happen to mess up here pretty soon. haha

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    I was told by several places (including this thread I think) that they only have to replace the malfunctioning one.

    That aside... hey jordanr, can I have the phone number of the dealer you used. None of the dealers around me can find the parts, and I am told by dealers and part stores alike that they are discontinued and that I will never be able to find the belts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdogamr View Post
    I was told by several places (including this thread I think) that they only have to replace the malfunctioning one.

    That aside... hey jordanr, can I have the phone number of the dealer you used. None of the dealers around me can find the parts, and I am told by dealers and part stores alike that they are discontinued and that I will never be able to find the belts.
    If you look around. You can find a giant pdf file that gives instructions on exactly what the recall is and how the dealer is supposed to respond when a defect car is brought in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdogamr View Post
    I was told by several places (including this thread I think) that they only have to replace the malfunctioning one.

    That aside... hey jordanr, can I have the phone number of the dealer you used. None of the dealers around me can find the parts, and I am told by dealers and part stores alike that they are discontinued and that I will never be able to find the belts.
    Yea, they said the only plant that still had them was in Massachusetts or Michigan or somewhere. I'll ask when I go back to get it installed. The dealer I am using is John Megel Chevrolet - Dawsonville, GA. Their number is (866) 856-3087 for Service and Parts, I spoke with Dustin the whole time.

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    Hi all, If you check back you will see my fairly extensive input on this. Both belts need to be replaced. contact the Corvette division of GM, explain the position and ask them to contact your local dealer and get back to you.......Roger.

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