Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Northern California
Z06 Binding or Rubbing Problems
I have a 2016 Z06/Z07 3LZ Convertible, purchased Sept. 5, 2016. It has 3200 miles. I do have the original Pilot Sport Cup 2, with no abnormal wear (again on 3200 miles).
A short time, about a month after I started driving, when temperatures started cooling down, (I live in Northern California), especially when it is cold (car and ambient temp), Backing up and pulling forward at slow speed, with wheels turned ¾ to full either left or right. The car feels as though something is binding or rubbing very hard. But, when it (the car and temps are warmed up) this occurs very little to never. This condition occurs no matter what driving position I am in, Touring, Sport or Track. With traction control engaged or not.
The best analogy that I can come up with is, I have a 2005 Jeep Rubicon, and with the front and rear lockers engaged, in 4WD Low, and making a turn at slow speed, you will feel the vehicles drive line bind, jump and lurch. My Vette feels like this backing out of the garage and pulling into the drive way.
I do know why this is happening with the Jeep, but my Vette ?
I originally thought that this was the front tires rubbing on the inside of the fender well, but with my hand I can feel a little gap all the way around both front tires with wheels turned ¾ to full, and rear tires also.
I am now concerned that this might be a problem with the traction control system, or the differential. I believe the traction control system is working as it should. And I can tell through just feel when it is engaged or not, with a simple twitch of my foot.
I am now to the point that this bothers me enough, to bring it back to the dealer. I have been looking at different postings forums for a few weeks now, and I have not come across anything even close to my problem.