Buick City

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  1. Interesting video & tool ! I had 2 windshields done at a glass shop & they used a battery operated tool like a drill, that vibrated a 6" long thin metal ( like a spatula ) it didn't hurt the plastic !
  2. On my 90 vert the engine light came on,and I am leaving on a 4,000 mile trip,and didn't want to look at that all the way ! I looked at the cam sensor magnet,as I had that problem before with other Reattas ! It was there ,but loose,and had been rubbing the sensor.I put on a new magnet! The light was still on ,so I checked the codes . I had a E034 code ( maf sensor ) I checked it per the shop manual IN THE 90 MANUAL page 8D1-44 & 89 MANUAL page 8D1-46 THE DIAGRAM IS REVERSED ! If u check volts between A and ground according to the manual , u get 12 volts ( should be 4 - 6 . The manual shows the sensor terminals (left to rt. CBA ) should be ABC ) When checked this way I got 5 volts ! I tried another good sensor ,and the light went out , engine ran better! The car had a new sensor on it when I bought it,but when I looked at it the filaments on the back they were blue They should be black,like they had been used ! I don't know what a new one looks like as I haven't bought one before ! I am glad I found the problem! LIGHT OUT !
  3. on my 89 , sometimes the rt light wouldn't work and sometimes would work 10 times in a row ! sometimes it wasn't getting power.I checked the 2 relays under the hood , but both were good ! was thinking about wiring them both to the left side power .ALL THE PARTS ARE NEW !
  4. when I got my first reatta , I had a alarm problem & disconnected the battery ! All u have to do is put the door key in the door & turn it to unlock , and the alarm will shut off !
  5. 🙁The 3rd Reatta to go down in 2 weeks! My 90 vert made it ok on a 400 mile trip & then quit in my driveway. FUEL PUMP ! My 90 coupe quit on way home from work, & I had to get towed home.FUEL PUMP ! My 1989 ( old dependable ) with 332,000 miles drove home fine,& next morning would not start.It was the FUEL REGULATOR,good preasure,but would not start until I unplugged the MAF. If I give it throttle it will quit,or if I plug the MAF in it will quit! I hate it when more than 1 thing goes wrong at the same time, when it was fine when shut off.I tightened up all grounds,tried 3 other MAFs,tried another known good ICM & coil pack,cleaned MAF & IAC . NO CODES ! The only thing I haven't checked is the PVC valve & EGR & ECM. I use this Reatta almost every day & haven't had any bad problems! I has a problem when first started, if u don't take off right away it will act like a choke is on & stall.once u take off & wind it out it is fine.It has been doing that for a long time > other than that it has been good ! ANY IDEAS THANKS
  6. I have noticed that the new gasket material must b harder as instead of 15 in/lbs torque ,I had to torque to 25 in/lbs as gasket was leaking !
  7. just as a follow-up I replaced the main module &everything is working as it should! I also programed a new key fob , and it works ( I never had one with this car!
  8. To solve the problem for now I pulled fuse #2 everything else seems to work ok!
  9. I have been having a similar problem with my 1989 ! It starts right away,but if u don't start out right away it will act like the choke is on , and run rough & stall while ideling.As soon as it is wound out it is fine! I have tried all of the methods mentioned, including new injectors,(it has 330,000 miles ).the only thing I haven't changed is the EGR any one think this would help ? If you take off right away it drives fine,but any idle it will act leke choking !
  10. (1989 Reatta )when I turn the ign.key on,the trunk & left door solinoids go on & off by themselves. I can hear here the main module clicking also ! Also ,when driving if I touch the brake ,the trunk solinold goes off.I do not have a key fob for this car,but it sounds like someone is pushing the button.I never had this problem before ( in 330,000 miles ) ! Any ideas ? I have a parts car I can get another module from if I need to ! THANKS
  11. You did a great job,and gave a lot of great help to Reatta fans! THANK YOU !
  12. would you do $45.00 including shipping ? ( u can email me at lethal712@yahoo.com with address ) I can have Chase bank send u a ck. direct , then u can ship it !
  13. I forgot to ask what year is the console lid.how much to ship to zip 85354 ( Tonopah Az. )
  14. Not only was the car & truck museum in Auburn IN.glad to get the prototype,they took it on the road to display it in Mi.They had it displayed in a tent in the main part of the show! I as glad to see it !!
  15. Barney has the #s I always let him know when I get another ,or come across one in a scrap yard !
  16. looks like the top of the keys that have the key # on that u take off the keys !
  17. I know there are more reattas than are registered,as I have 10 ( 8 good ones,2 for parts , 1 registered, that I drive every day ! ( just turned 321,000 miles )
  18. In AZ. you can get a antique or " plate the same year as the car " ,but the registration is not permernent and has to be renewed every 2-5 years ! What is bad here is once you register a car ,they make you pay the registration fee for every year ,even if you don't use it ! They won't give you a " title only " any more ! You used to be able to get a title only for $4.00 . Most of the Reatta I have were bought before this law came out ( about 2 or more years ago ) I guess the only way to get out of this is to not apply for a new title ,or if you already have it in your name , tell them you sold it ! ( I am not going to pay every year for a car not used , or a parts car ! )
  19. I like everything about the reatta ! No one mentioned it , but for the size of the car,it has a big trunk and lots of room in back of the seats for storage ! I was driving a 1976 corvette,and the gas prices were going up,so I started driving a 1986 Fiero 4 cyl. 5-speed .It got great mpg,but no room for anything ! I always liked the Reatta,but the prices were too high. I bought my 1989 about ten years ago for $4200.00 & put new struts on it. When I bought it , it had 164,000 miles on it ! It now has 318,000 on it.I had the trans rebuilt at 259,000 , but other than that,just the regular things that are needed. I now have 8 (inc 2 verts) & 2 for parts! The only thing I did to the engine was to replace the com sensor magnet !
  20. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you ! I Like the picture with the REATTA with the old car CHRISTMAS scene ! Thanks for your good work!
  21. I saw this car at silver auction in nov -17 in phx. bid to $11,000 did not sell !
  22. Yes that happened to me also,I jumped out and disconnected the battery , then someone told me to put the key in the door and turn to unlock ,and the horn quit !