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  1. 97 Chevy full size PU. Cruise control does not engage. Everything else checks out OK. Replaced brake light switch. Did not help. The following code is set periodically. P0719 (Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit Low. I cancel the code and it sets again about 200 miles later. Can any one tell me where/what this code means - "Brake Switch B Circuit Low". I do not have a wiring diagram - where is this "Brake Switch B Circuit"? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. J M Hellman Lubbock, TX
  2. 90 Reatta, daily driver, 81K miles. Saw smoke comming out of the steering column and then the IPC went blank. Pulled steering wheel and turn signal switch - did not see any burnt wires anywhere Everything on the steering column functions ok. When I try to enter the "Diagnostics" nothing happens - the IPC will not light up? Only lights on the IPC is the air bag light and the brake lights (red & yellow). Any suggestions? Should I pull the IPC and look for some burnt/shorted wires or what?? Thanks for any heplp/suggestions you can offer. J.M. Hellman Lubbock Texas
  3. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Any recommendations on a GPS that I can use in my Reatta? Source? Cost? Hertz uses Magellan 750M in some of their rent cars. It worked great but I think those are about $1650! Any suggestions? Thanks. J. M. Hellman Lubbock, TX <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  4. Welcome to Texas. I am just 300 miles west of you! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> It's hot here in West Texas - but it's a dry heat!! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> J. M. Hellman Lubbock, TX
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    A/C Fan

    90 Coupe. Is the A/C Condensor Fan suppose to cycle on and off while the A/C clutch is engage or on? I noticed my condensor fan cycling on and off while idling with the A/C on!! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Thanks. J. M. Hellman Lubbock, TX
  6. What size transmission oil cooler do you suggest for a Reatta? Use it as a daily driver in Texas (90 coupe). Did you bypass the radiator as I think Barney suggested and not let the radiator reheat the transmission oil? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> J. M. Hellman Lubbock, Texas
  7. 98 Olds Aurora - replaced compressor at 55K. 90 Reatta 70K still original compressor (R12)but now I'm alittle worried?? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> J.M. Hellman Lubbock, TX
  8. Autozone ($42.99) and Advance Auto Parts($59) have new ones. Both sides are the same. Autozone P/N is WL 42000. Just replaced one today. J. M. Hellman Lubbock, TX <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
  9. I have a 90 and it has continuous stripes. I am pretty sure the paint is original - if it isn't somebody did a very good paint job on it. I was told that the paint was original. The stripes are the only thing that does not look factory. BTW - my car came from Oklahoma?? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> J. M. Hellman Lubbock TX
  10. Robert, I have not been able to find the "poor boy" synthetic autotransmission fluid at our Wal Mart. What is the name on it. I know from previous posts you even listed the product #! Thanks. J. M. Hellman
  11. I am attempting to remove the shift indicator assembly but cannot determine what holds it in place!! Are there any screws holding it in place? How should I get it to slide up/off the shift lever? Thanks for any advice you can give me. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> J.M. Hellman
  12. Howard, What type of problem were you having with your PWs? I have a 90 and both of the windows are very sloooow!! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Is that the motors or the switches? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> Thanks. J. M. Hellman Lubbock, TX
  13. I have had that same problem on my 90. I finally realized that the rubber washer did not come out of the radiator with the petcock. Just take a small screwdriver and go up into the radiator and pull the flat rubber washer out and put it on the petcock and it will screw in easily. J. M. Hellman Lubbock TX <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  14. Here is the information on my 1990 Reatta Coupe for sale located in Lubbock, TX. Year: 1990. VIN: 1G4EC13C3LB900405 Coupe: 1990. Mileage: 72100. Considered Correct? Yes Location: Lubbock, Texas Title: Clear Any Accident History? None Asking Price: $ 5,500 Willing to take trade: No Exterior Color: White Paint Original? Yes Paint Condition? Excellent, some small rock chips on front Molding Color: White Body Dents: None Body Rust: No Windshield Chipped or Cracked? No Vent Glass Intact? Yes Out Side Mirrors Intact? Yes Headlight Motors Function Correctly? Yes. One new headlight door arm apparatus June 2001. Tail Light Lens: Clear, routinely polish to keep clear. Interior Color: Red Interior Original? Yes Seat Condition? Excellent Headliner Condition? Excellent Carpet Condition? Excellent. Original Floor Mats: Yes Floor Mat Condition: Excellent Steering Wheel Leather: Good Sun Roof? No 16 Way Seats? Yes Functional Keyless Entry? Yes 2 remotes Problems with Electronic Dash items? No, works perfectly Power Windows Work Correctly? Yes. Power Seats Work Correctly? Yes Power Door Locks Work Correctly? Yes Power Antenna Work Correctly? No-has after market Original Sound System? Yes, No CD Sound Systems Functional? Tape cassette does not eject properly After Market Sound System? Yes, in trunk 10 CD changer A/C Functional? Yes works perfectly Converted to 134A? No Suspension require any attention? No Tire Brand: Goodyear Wing Foot HP Remaining Tread: 80% Are All Tires Matched? Yes Factory Wheels? Yes Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition: Excellent Any Brake Components Replaced? Yes: PRIOR remanufactured TEVES master brake cylinder at 66k November 2001 Last Time Brake System Was Flushed? November 2001 Original Engine? Yes. Original Engine Rebuilt? No. Does Engine require attention? No When was last tune up? June 2001 Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? No. Cooling system flushed October 2001 How often do you change the oil? 2500 - 3000 miles Original Transmission? Yes. Original Transmission Rebuilt? No Does Transmission require attention? No. When was last Transmission Service? Changed transmission filter, pan gasket and fluid June 2001 Any Transmission Leaks? No Have CV joints been replaced? Not to my knowledge In General, What items need attention? Car leaks water around window weather stripping. Replaced weather stripping but still has small leaks under high-pressure water. Rear brake pads clatter or rattle on rough road due to non-GM pads. Could use a factory antenna w/ motor if you want to get to original equipment Drives: Excellent To my knowledge I am the 3rd owner of this Reatta. Car was located in Southern Oklahoma and North Central Texas before I acquired it. I have owned this Reatta for about 1-½ years. Bought car in June 2001 with 61,500 miles on it. Footnote: This Reatta took 2nd place in the 9th Annual ?All Car Show?, Gainesville TX October 7, 2000. Has original Owners Manual, warranty booklets and blank entry key. No window sticker. Hope to hear from you if interested. Contact me at 806-792-3107 (home) 806-742-2520 (office) or email me at marq.hellman@ttu.edu for digital photos. J. M. Hellman Lubbock Texas
  15. Are the seats in Reattas leather? I was told that they are not Comparing to other vehicles with leather seats I tend to agree that they are not leather but?? ... vinyl? J. M. Hellman Lubbock, TX
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