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  1. ptt


    What is the proper wattage for the 194 bulbs in the corner light assemblies?
  2. 1990 Coupe w/189K. I think that one of the BOSCH relays is for the ABS but don't recall what the other relay controls. The driverside relay has a hole in the front of the housing exposing the windings/points the other has a small hole and crack so Im going to replace both. I think they are possibly OEM because the housing on both are brittle and crumbling. The car is currently not starting. Not even getting a click from the starter with my battery booster connected. Not sure why.
  3. Is the OBD's for the 1994 Mercury Capri OBD-I or OBD-II? Thanks,
  4. This was a first. Cold (10 degree F) morning and 1990 Coupe (182K) started just fine. I noticed the brake pedal was hard and red BRAKE light stayed on after the DASH LIGHT SHOW was done. I don't set the parking brake ever during single digit weather but pulled up on the parking brake pedal anyway in case I had inadvertently hit it somehow. Red brake light remained on and brake pedal remained hard constantly all the way to engine warm up. Finally the pedal started working normally before I drove out of the driveway. As stated this has never happened before. Not even in past winter single digit overnight weather. I did notice the fluid appeared dark so would a flush be recommended? Thanks all.
  5. Maybe QUALITY CONTROL is lax at the socket manufacturer??? Where are they made? China?
  6. I remember an oldtimer back in the 1950s and 60s known as PAPPY TAYLOR who worked on smallblock chevy engines for the famous WELD brothers of dirttrack racing fame. (WED EHEELS) He used to cut about 4in of table lamp cord and take a strand of copperwire putting it through the valve cover bolt holes...then through the gasket and tie it like a shoestring on the outside of the valve cove. Install the valve cover and then untie the copper strand and pull it out. No crimped gasket or leaks....
  7. What is the REATTA factory stock bolt pattern and offset? 5X? and 40mm offset? I have what I believe are 16in chrome REGAL wheels that have the triple shield Buick center caps that are all chrome.(not red-white-,blue shields).
  8. I put one of those double mesh flex pipes on as a temporary fix. Im thinking of doing a dual exhaust CAMERO style system come spring if I can without it sounding like a 6cyl wannabe import.....
  9. ptt

    1990 climate control

    Thats exactly what it was. The plastic clip on the rod has broken. Are these available? I pushed the lever (blend door?) to the right and have heat for this cold season but will have to push it back to the left next Spring if I cant find another plastic clip for that activation rod....
  10. Location of the Flasher Relay is where???
  11. My 1990 Convertible exhaust note started getting a little louder gradually this week. Today it got really loud so I raised it and took a look. Sure enough the pipe coming out of the back of the catalytic converter has separated from the cat. My question: Is the Converters inlet/outlet pipes both 2.25in or 2.5in.??? It looks like the Cat has been rigged before as there is a big hose clamp wrapped around the heat shield/body of the CAT to hold it together!!!
  12. My 1990 coupe climate control buttons all seem to light up fine when individually pressed. Also blow air out appropriate positions when pushed. The problem is there is no heat present even when the temperature is set at 90 in the little window. Heater core plugged possibly?
  13. My 1990 Coupe has this turn signal issue too. Could it be caused by the courtesy side marker bulb that comes on when turn signal is activated being burned out???
  14. ptt

    CRC electric cleaner

    New MAF seems to have fixed the stalling. I recently put a new CRANK SENSOR on this Reatta and noticed that the HARMONIC BALANCER had a few small cracks in the rubber element.of it. Not very big but there none the less. Does the HB go bad all at once or will it last a little longer? The last one I had go bad started to click at low RPM.
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    CRC electric cleaner

    My cleaner is the plastic safe type. So after spraying the MAF element there was no change...engine died after warming up from cold start. Would not restart and remain running. i waited for engine to completely cool and started back up. I Unplugged the MAF and it continued to idle all the way thru warmup and never did die again. the MAF suspect? This Reatta is the one that doesnt show complete letters and numerals when doing diagnostics. I haven't been able to locate my OBD-I scanner to check it either. I'm not sure I want to try to chance driving it to Autozone to see if they can scan it. I'm wondering if they even carry OBD-I scanning capabilities anymore. Anyone Know if they do?