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REATTA QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

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ABOUT THIS QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

This guide contains links to websites that have information commonly needed by Reatta owners.  I've tried to avoid links to commercial websites but that might not always be possible in order to provide the best information.  The guide is divided into sections.  You can scroll though the entire guide to review it or click an item in the menu below to jump to a section of the guide.

 

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TOP WEBSITES THAT PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUICK REATTA

 

Reatta Division Of The BCA:  Home Page  -- Join The Reatta Division  -- Contact The Reatta Division

 

Reatta Owners Journal:  Home Page  --  Repair Tutorials & Troubleshooting Guides

 

Reatta.net:  Home Page  --  The Reatta Database  --  Yearly Reatta Differences

 

Padgett's Car Page:  Home Page  --   IAC Cleaning  --  Cam Magnet Replacement  -- How To Convert To Delco Ignition  --   Much More

 

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DIAGNOSTICS, COMPUTERS & TROUBLE CODES

 

How To Access ECM, BCM & CRT Trouble Codes Via Onboard Diagnostics:   1988-1989 Models  --  1990-1991 Models

 

How to retrieve codes via the Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) connector:   1988 Models  --  1989 Models  --  1990 Models  --  1991 Models          

 

Diagnostic Code Charts:   BCM & CRT Diagnostic Code Chart  --  ECM Diagnostic Code Chart

 

Reatta Onboard Diagnostics Booklet:   1988 & 89 Models

 

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BRAKE TROUBLESHOOTING & MAINTENANCE

 

Brake Accumulator Alternatives

 

First steps when you have brake problems:  Brake Frequently Asked Questions  --  How To Read ABS Codes  --  ABS Code Chart

 

Brake Testing & Troubleshooting:  The Brake Test (scroll down)  -- Accumulator Testing Instructions - Troubleshoot ABS wheel sensors

 

Important Maintenance Information:  Brake Fluid Specifications  --  How To Flush & Bleed Brakes  --  Reservoir Filling Instructions

 

General Brake Information:  Reatta.net Brake Page  --  Brakes - Mechanical  --  Brakes - Electrical

 

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LIGHTS & HEADLIGHT DOORS

 

Information about Reatta Lights:  Headlights -- Electrical  --  Exterior Lights  --  Interior Lights  --  Taillight Refinishing

1990 Headlight Switch Repair Tutorial  --

 

Headlight Door Tips & Tutorials:   Headlight Door Troubleshooting   --  Headlight Assembly Removal   --  Headlight Motor Repair

 

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FREQUENTLY USED ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

ABS: Anti-Lock Brake System  --  ALDL: Assembly Line Diagnostic Link
 
BCM: Body Control Module (frequently used in reference to the Blower Control Module )
 
BLM: Block Learn mode  --  CEL: Check Engine Light
 
CPS: Central Power Supply. (frequently used in reference to the Crankshaft Position Sensor)

CRT: Cathode Ray Tube (frequently used In reference to the GCC: Graphic Control Center)
 
CTS: Coolant Temperature Sensor   --  DVM: Digital Volt Meter

EBCM: Electronic Brake Control Module  --  ECM: Engine Control Module.
 
ECC: Electronic Climate Control. (This is the control panel for the '90 & '91 models)

EGR: Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (valve)  -- FPR::Fuel Pressure Regulator   --  FSM: Field Service Manual  --  GCC: Graphic Control Center
 
IAC: Idle Air Control       --  ICM: Ignition Control Module  -- INT: Integrator  -- IPC: Instrument Panel Cluster  --  MAF: Mass Air Flow (sensor) .

MAP: Manifold Absolute Pressure (sensor)  -- 
MAT: Manifold Air Temperature (sensor)  --  O2 Sensor: oxygen sensor

PCM: Powertrain Control Module (1991 only)  --  PSI - Pounds per Square Inch  -- SES: Service Engine Soon  --  TPS: Throttle Position Sensor

VSS: Vehicle Speed Sensor   --  WSS - Wheel Speed Sensor
 
 
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 FEATURED FORUM TOPICS

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ABS: Anti-Lock Brake System

ABS Pressure switch replacement

Advice Needed! Anyone have this happen??? (Pump not building pressure)

Front Caliper Upgrade

 

ACCESSORIES: Heat & AC, Radio, Etc.

Aftermarket Radio Installation

 

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine/Transmission Shudder (Around 42-45 MPH)

Power enhancement ideas

Supercharging (This time, it's real)

 

ELECTRICAL1990 Headlight Switch Repair Tutorial

 

MISC. Interesting Topics

Pre-Production/Rare Photos

Your Reatta being hand built by craftsman & how things work VIDEO

 

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