Vincent Vega

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  1. Vincent Vega

    Ignition inhibitor switch issue

    Update. I disconnected the cable from the shifter. I ended up removing a glued on cover to remove the actuator pin. everything came apart easily after that. this was an aftermarket part. I saved the oiginal and reassembled it using the oem part. It's all back together.
  2. Vincent Vega

    Stuck bolts

    1 Liquid Wrench 2 PB Blaster 3 Kroil 4 Hot Wrench 5 Swearing 6 Easy out 7 Left handed drill bits 8 Helicoil 9 Sell it In that order.
  3. Vincent Vega

    Ignition inhibitor switch issue

    That's it. It's actually white, but yes two tiny phillips panhead screws. The FSM says the cable can be disconnected from it by depressing the tab. I can't get that to disconnect. I haven't checked the shifter(other end of that cable) because I didn't change anything down there. I'll try to do that tonight.
  4. Vincent Vega

    Ignition inhibitor switch issue

    I had to replace a broken actuator rack in the steering column. Things went relatively well. I got everything back together and went to take it for a drive. It would not shift out of park. I supected the ignition inhibitor switch was the problem so I tried to remove the cable from the switch, but that proved impossible. I pushed in the tab, but the cable will not budge. There is very little info in the FSM about this. The car starts and runs fine. The key turns freely and everything seems ok. As near as I can tell there is a pin that is pushed down by the plastic slider on the cable end. I think that is stuck somehow and not allowing the cable to move. Anyone know the trick to do this?
  5. Vincent Vega

    True confession time

    Breaking the plastic <part name here> EVERY. TIME.
  6. I don't have time for 2 hobby cars anymore. I'm the second owner. Originally a Chicago Car. Repaint in 2010 BCA Silver in 2010 New Gas Tank Cradle bushings replaced Struts replaced lots of spare parts and goodies go with car. Partial list: Press Kit Shop Manual Spare gray valve caps Spare Hood ornament original numbered plug wires. original locking lugs and socket motor mount Car cover headlight repair kit I have more pics if desired. Your Contact information (Phone/Email/Private Message/???): _s2261@charter.net_______________________________________ Asking Price: $3.000____ Willing to take trade? (Y/N): _N___ Year: _1988______ Body Type: Coupe: _X___ Conv: ____ VIN: __1G4EC11C9JB900828________________ (Recommended) Vehicle Location: (if applicable) ___Wisconsin_______________________________ Mileage:_184k_________ (Highly recommended) Mileage considered correct? (Y/N): __Y___ I have owned this Reatta for: __12___ Years and/or _____ Months. I am the 2______ owner of this Reatta. Title Status: Clear_X___ Salvage ____ Other ______________________ (Explain) Any Accident History? (Y/N) _Hit Garage door __ - If Y please explain: _door damage complete repair with rust free parts______________________ Exterior Color: __Black_____________ Interior Color: _Tan_______________ Paint Original? (Y/N): _N___ Paint Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _Excellent______________ Belt & Bumper Molding Color: (Black/Body Color): Black_______________ Body Dents: (Y/N): N____ - If Y please explain: __________________ Body Rust: (Y/N): N____ - If Y please explain in detail: __________________ Windshield Chipped or Cracked? (Y/N) _Y___ - If Y explain to what extent: _Small chip has not changed in 12 years______________________ Vent Glass Intact? (Y/N): Y__ - If N please describe: _________________________ Rubber surround molding for windshield condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __E_____ Rubber molding for coupe rear window condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor) ______E___________ Out Side Mirrors Intact? (Y/N): _Y___ Headlight Motors Function Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Tail Light Lens: (Clear/Cloudy/Cracked): _Clear______________ 16 Way Seats? (Y/N): _Y___ - Working? (Y/N): _Y___ - Suede Bolsters? (88 only) (Y/N): _Y___ Seat Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): __Good_____________ Interior Original? (Y/N): _N_ Headliner and visors replaced__ Drivers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _____E__________ Passengers interior door panel condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___E____________ Center console top armrest condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______E________ Door weather stripping condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _____E__________ Headliner Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _____E__________ Carpet Condition? (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ____Good. faded___________ Original Floor Mats? (Y/N): __Y__ - Condition: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _______E________ Condition of Steering Wheel Leather: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___F____________ Sun Roof? (Y/N): __N__ - Works? (Y/N): ____ Functional Keyless Entry? (Y/N): _N/A___ - Both Remotes? (Y/N): ____ Problems with Electronic Dash items? (Y/N): __N__ - If Y describe problems: _______________ Power Windows Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Power Seats Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Power Door Locks Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Power Antenna Work Correctly? (Y/N): _Y___ Original Sound System? (Y/N): _Y___ Factory CD Player? (90-91 only) (Y/N): Aftermarket Sound System Equipment? (Y/N): _N___ - If Y describe: _________________ Sound System Fully Functional? (Y/N): __Y__ - If N please describe: ___________________ A/C Functional? (Y/N): _N___ - If N describe problem: __will include can of R25 and tools to recharge_______________________ Has the A/C been converted from R12 to R134A? (Y/N): _N___ Does the suspension require any attention? (Y/N): _Y___ - If Y describe what is needed: ______________ Tire Brand: ___?________ Remaining Tread: __a lot ____ Are All Tires Matched? (Y/N): _N Front rear are different___ Factory Wheels? (Y/N): _Y___ - If N describe the non stock wheel: _______________ Factory Wheel Center Caps Condition (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): ___Good___________ Missing Caps? (Y/N): _N___ - If Y number missing: ____ Any Brake Components Replaced? (Y/N): _Y___ If Brake Components were replaced describe: (part(s) replaced and when: _Accum, pump. 2017_________________________ Last Time Brake System Was Flushed: (Date flushed/Don't know): __2016_____________ Original Engine? (Y/N): _Y___ - If N date replaced: ______ - How many miles on replacement? ______ Original Engine Rebuilt? (Y/N): _N___ - If Y when and how many miles ago? __________ Does Engine require attention? (Y/N): _Y___ - If Y what needs to be done: __VC Gaskets__________________ When was last tune up? __2015________ How often do you change the oil? ___3k_______ Does the engine, cooling system, power steering, or brake system leak any fluids? (Y/N): _oil___ Describe in detail what is leaking, to what extent: _____small leak_______________ Original Transmission? (Y/N): _Y___ - If N date replaced: ______ - Miles on replacement: _______ Original Transmission Rebuilt? (Y/N): N____ - If Y when and how many miles ago? ________ Does Transmission require attention? (Y/N): _N___ - If Y what needs to be done? _______________ When was last Transmission Service? __2013_______ Any Transmission Leaks? (Y/N): __N__ - If Y to what extent? ____________________ Have CV joints been replaced? (Y/N): _Y___ - If Y when and how many miles ago? ____35k______ How many receipts for this vehicle's service history? (all/most/some/none):most _______________ Explain any major work performed on this car: ___repaint in 2010____________________________ Does the car have the owners manual portfolio? (Y/N): _Y___ In General, What items need attention on this Reatta? __suspension noise__________________________________________ My Reatta Drives: (Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor): _E______________ Other comments about this Reatta: ___Very low production number. I just don't have the time for 2 hobby cars____________________________________________
  7. Vincent Vega

    2018 Nationals

    Last one I attended was South Bend. Cars and Reatta people are great. BCA officers, not so much. Huge waste of money. Go to the show, but don't waste your money on the food or events.
  8. Vincent Vega

    CRT freaks out.

    I'll check the grounds again. Do you know if the grounds for this circuit go under the seat where the notorious bad grounds are located? One other weird thing it did was the high beam indicator would turn on and off. I did not have the headlights on.
  9. Vincent Vega

    CRT freaks out.

    88. Sometimes the CRT starts getting weird. screen rolls. Turns off Radio. Once the Phone-in-use screen came up(no phone option). The Service manual has a chart to use to troubleshoot. Seems the culprit is 12v from the CPS. Sometimes it's 12v and things are OK. I suspect it drops below that when it freaks out. I did check it when it was misbehaving and it was 10.4 volts. pulled the fuse, checked again, and it was 11.7v. So, sometimes it works sometimes not. Nothing seems to trigger the drop. Yes, when it is bad the "electrical problem" displays on the IPC. Any ideas? I tried a different CPS. Same problems.
  10. Vincent Vega

    Hood release Cable

    Anyone have a part number or reasonable replacement? Mine just broke. GM no longer has it. VV
  11. Vincent Vega

    Hood release Cable

    Anyone have a part number or reasonable replacement? Mine just broke. GM no longer has it. VV
  12. Vincent Vega

    Replacing the air conditioning evaporator

    I have done this. Very tedious. The FSM helps. If you haven't detailed the engine compartment recently clean it up before you start. The car can stay on the ground. All the work is under the hood. Good luck. I think it took me about 8 hours total.
  13. Vincent Vega

    what can I do with my peeling shifter thingy?

    I did what Keith suggested. Matte black sign vinyl. It turned out great and has held up quite well. Here is the Tutorial:
  14. Vincent Vega

    New reatta owner with a interior question

    I had two retainers that were badly cracked on the bottom. I cut slots in the sides near the bottom and wrapped them with electric tape. I put about a half inch of jb weld in the middle of them and let it harden. I then drilled a hole in the jb weld for the bolts. The slots filled with the jb weld to lock it in place. For the covers I put a dab of silicone to keep the from popping off. I used silicone so I could peel it off easily if need be. It's held up for years.
  15. Vincent Vega

    Fixing the '88/'89 window/mirror switch cosmetics

    If the price is reasonable I would be interested in the decals only.