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  1. Hello Everyone I purchased a 1990 Buick Regal GS with 3800 engine to drive during the winter keeping my Reatta in the garage. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. I have flushed the coolant system 2 times replacing the 195F thermostat 2 times. The heater core has been flushed also. Checking the radiator fluid temp is 185. The inside vent air is only 110 regardless if drive 20 miles or 200 miles. Checked all the doors, and they are opening, and closing correctly. Also had the thermostat cap checked it ok. The heat is not hot enough to defrost the front window. Any suggestions
  2. Louisville Ky my plate reads REATA.
  3. I took the emergency brake lever off, and used a C-clamp and the piston would not move. Going to try rebuilding the caliper first. Seems to me the piston is frozen. Used a c-clamp and really had some force on it still would not move. Any Thought? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  4. Hello Appreciate the response to my question, but little confused. I have a 1989 Reatta Service Manual and on Page 5B7-5 it states "Position 12 inch adjustable pliers over caliper housing and piston surface compressing the piston. Would appreciate any feedback regarding this matter. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
  5. Hello Looking for good part number for rear caliper fro 89 Reatta. The part number listed in brake section 18012692 is no good. Tried running it thru GmDirect no good. Tried pushing the piston back according to the manual, and nothing moved. Even tried a C-clamp. Any suggestions??? Thanks KyReatta <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  6. Just picked up another Buick as my winter car. The little 89 Reatta will stay in the garage this winter. Found a 1990 Buick Regal GS in Ohio in excellant condition. This is going to be my bad weather car this winter. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  7. Check plug wires. When removing the plug wires to replace the new plugs prob created a short in one. Did the same thing, and found the problem at the boot. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  8. broken plug wire. Had same problem. When pulled the plug wires off to replace the plugs prob created a short in one of the plug wires.
  9. I finally got tired hearing rear brake pads rattle when driving over rough section of pavement. Sat morning pulled both rearbrake pads, and cleaned the back with brake fluid cleaner. Used permatex disc brake quiet. Found the roughest section of road, and no more rattle. Don't know how long it will last, but for now the KYreatta is rattle free <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
  10. Go to GMdirect.com I purchased a set of plug wires last month for $23.63 they are GM product. Part number for 89 Reatta 12073966 KYReatta <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  11. Hello Barney Another Reatta still on the road in Louisville, Ky. Located at Jim Cook Buick for service. 1G4EC11C7KB906855 White/Red KYReatta <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
  12. Just wanted to say thank's to all that gave me information regarding the accumulator. Received it today, and installed, flushed brake system. Works like a charm no more yellow light. Also mailed my crt to Rex Service mailed it Sept.6th reveived it back Sept.11th price $79.50 very nice people to deal with. So for all the information received regarding my problems I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge from other Reatta owners. Thanks KYReatta <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
  13. Hello I also live in Louisville, and have a 89 Reatta. If the owner would like to contact me he can reach me at blazer1997@insightbb.com maybe I can help him. <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
  14. Rex Survice Co. Phone # 708-448-5558 address 7030 West 111th st Worth Ill
  15. Today the CRT screen went black. After pulling the screen can the car be driven? Rex service Co has the best prices If the tag on the back has # VI5V1 the price is $70.25 plus $9.25 If the tag # is VI34SE2 price is $97.25 plus $9.25 shipping. United Radio wanted $268.00. Last week the accumulator went bad waiting on parts. Now the CRT screen. The week before dead miss coil pack then plug wires. The only thing left to replace is the engine, and tranny. So for those wanting to purchase a Reatta you must have the following 1. patience 2. Visa/mastercard/american express 3. Access to a compu
  16. Replaced two relays past Fri. If I apply the brakes gentle no lights come on.If the vehicle is stopped and I press hard on the brake pedal the yellow, and red light come on, and go off within 2 seconds. Turned the ignition swith to on position could hear the accumulator running for about 15 sec, and stopped. Brakes are working as they were before the light started comming on. Good pedal no fading, and brake fluid level is ok after pumping 25 times. Just like to get more input before I purchase the accumulator and still have the same problem. The wife starting to question the amount of money s
  17. Wally appreciate the detail instruction you gave me on how to remove. Thanks
  18. Does anyone have a good GM part number for a accumulator, Or any other source of purchase without breaking the bank? How do get the old one off does it just unscrew?
  19. Pump Motor Relay just replace today this is the center relay, and same thing. Hit brakes hard both yellow, and red lights come on and both go off. Still have a good brake pedal?
  20. Really need some help here guys. Replaced the outside left relay with a GM relay #25609047 that has the five wires the main relay. Still have the yellow and red light that comes on if you depress the brake pedal hard. If you apply the pedal softly the light stay out and good braking. Should I replace the center relay called a pump motor relay with 4 wires ? or look at spending big bucks on the accumulator? Thanks KYReatta
  21. Sure glad I'm retired spend all my time working on this Reatta. Have a manual, and read the post. Still like some info. Yellow anti-brake light somes on when applying brake. Some say to replace the center relay with mr126? this on a 89 reatta. any suggestions.
  22. How do you reset the fans on a 89 reatta? Thanks KYReatta
  23. Yep got the little critter fixed. #6 spark plug dead. Replaced all 6 with GM plug wires. But #6 plug wire was giving me all the problems.
  24. Hello Padget Wondering if you received my e-mail????
  25. Hello Does anyone have a good GM number for a sparkplug wire set ? For 89 buick Reatta. Thanks
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