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  1. Ronnie, Mine looks exactly like that. I ordered a new coil pack and icu. Should be in next week. The plug is full of the green Gou too. I have some electrical cleaner, I hope it will clean it up. I'll be in Vegas making a donation so I will not get back to working on the car until a week from Sunday. Thanks for your help. Andy
  2. Ronnie, I cleaned all. he grounds with sand paper and put a shine to them, reassembled with alight coating of dielectric grease. Next I'm doing to move the cool pack and clean the mounting pads and also the plug look pretty gross so you may be onto something here. Thank you very much. Andy Padgett, CRT is working fine. I run a scan but no current codes just history codes. Orlando I see. Again, it looks like you have a wealth go knowledge based on the pictures. I do have some spare parts back in R.I. if you need something let me know. Andy Padgett, CRT is working fine, ran the code and all I got was history codes. Andy
  3. Padgett, Great picture, I see it appears I am addressing the incorrect computer. After I clean all my connections under the hood I will take it to Advanced auto parts or somewhere to get a diagnosis and get the actual code. Until now I am replying on what the guys tell me. I'm pretty handy working on cars but nit the electrical stuff. Your help is greatly appreciated. I'm located in Port Saint Lucie Florida. Phone 401-241-6610 Thank you very much. Andy
  4. Here is the story, I am a snow bird currently living in Florida and return to R.I. in the summer. While in R.I. I had low speed stammering problems. Brought it to a garage and they told me my computer was burned out. It was replaced and ran good for 75 mike. Shipped the car to Florida , started doing the car here and the same thing started to happen. Brought the car to the local garage and they told me my computer was burned out and needs replacing. I had several part in Rhode Island from a donor 88 Reatta. The local garage told me the part number 1128170 and I said I had one in R.I., My grand son mailed it to me. The local garage swapped it out, ran good for 50 mile now again the same problem. As I do some investigating it looks like this is not the ecm computer. Here is a picture, maybe you guys can offer a suggestion. I started checking all the grounds, I ill start checking the resistance on the fuel injectors and the chills. Thanks Andy
  5. Sorry, it's an 88 Buick Reatta. Andy
  6. I'm on my third computer and this one just burnt out. Just before it burns out I get a message on my crt screen saying there is an electrical problem with the engine. Then the car stammers at low speed bucking and non responsive to the gas pedal. I get aggressive it the engine smooths out with 1/2 pedal or more. I must say this started to happen after I cleaned the engine with gunk engine cleaner with a water rinse and compressed air to dry it off. The computers don't last 50 miles. I checked the on board diagnostics and do not show any active code, they are all history codes which have been addressed and corrected. It's been to the shop and they can't find anything causing this problem. They use the plug in under the dash system check. My car is an 88 with only 52k miles and is great condition except for this aging problem. My computer part number is 1228170. Any suggestions ? Thanks Andy
  7. Dave, That was the cost of the plug and the freight. Andy
  8. I like to consider myself very handy when it comes to fixing things. I've done brake replacement, exhaust replacements and rebuilt several engines in my day car and backhoe but when it comes to tracing electronic problems that where my weak area is. I had lost my power brakes and did not want to go to a dealer and pull my pants down. So I turned to the acca Buick forum and I can thank everyone enough that helped me. It turned out I had a faulty pressure switch and pig tail. I changed them both and now things are back to normal. Special thanks to Barney Eaton, Dashmaster, padgett, Lots of thnks to Ronnie, Mc_Reatta and Daves89 Keep up the good work guys, very much appreciated Junior Member Andrew <label for="rb_iconid_6"></label>
  9. Dave, Thanks for the offer. I started to investigate what kind of plug and where to buy as soon as I discovered it was the plug. I went to Aut Zone, Advanced Auto parts and Bennets auto supply. I even looked through their pig tail catalogue and could not find it. I went on line and googled AC Delco pig tails and found what looked exactly like my pressure switch plug. When I foung the part number then I googled the part number and found the cheapest at Amazon for $60 OUCH ! but I needed it For those who like to know the part numbers it's ACD PT1489 and GM # 12117277. Thanks for the offer, I received the plug and installed it and now I have power brakes. Thanks to All.
  10. An aftermarket pigtial can be purchased as a replacement part for an 1988 car? Thanks Andy
  11. I've been chasing my brake problem for weeks. After replacing two pressure switches withoout sucess I find when I move the pressure switch plug aroung the motor pump comes on but won't stay on, it's intermitten as I move the plug. I either have a bad wire or defective connection at the terminal. Are these available as replacement parts ? Does anyone have a good used one for sale I could purchase ? :confused: I have another thread posted under brake problems. Thanks Andy
  12. I received my spare pressure swith from a donor car in the mail and put it in. It does not start the motor to increase the pressure. I assumed it was sitting too long and may be siezed up so I bought a new one from the Reatta store. I Just put that one in and the motor still does not start. New Brake relay, and when I jump the red/grey wire to the black the pump starts. Does anyone have any ideas ? Thanks Andy
  13. Mc_Reatta, I tried to break loose the pressure switch as mounted on the MC. I applied lots of pressure, I wasn't comfortable as I could not get it to break loose. I removed one of the mounting bolts from the rubber shock and also used a cresent wrench to hold it in place whild I used another cresent wrench to remove the pressure switch. I was able to get it broken loose applying opposite force. All I need to do is wait for the replacement to come in the mail as I have an entire assembly from a parts car in R.I. I'm glad I don't have to blead out any air. Thanks for your help, I really apprreciate it. Andy
  14. Mc_Reatta, Thanks for the info. I will need to borrow a cresent wrench, I don't have one this big. I tried to use the rod and there is not enough leverage. Is it safe to apply the extra oomph with the unit assembled to the mastercylinder or should I remove the assembly and put it in a vice ? Thanks Andy
  15. Dear Mc_Reatta, Thank you. I just confirmed if I ground the gray/red wire the motor does come on. This is what Ronnie was telling me but I read the procedue incorectly, my fault. I ran a jumper wire from the gray/red to the black as described by Ronnie and the motor came on. Thanks for the tip for the thin wall socket set at HF. when I change the pressure swithch will I have to bleed the system at all 4 wheels or will it purge it's self as it pumps back into the reservoir ? Thank you very much . Andy
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