Phisit

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  1. Various REATTA and Riviera parts 89 CRT Riviera was rocking on removal 90 Reatta hubcaps complete with Center caps Functional Power window controls I live in Vancouver Canada, will ship via mail, shipping cost tbd before transaction
  2. There is a guy in I believe Saskachewan that has repaired an IPC for me. In 2003 I had my 1990 dash emit smoke and then would not light up. His company is called Mr Whizzard http://www.mrwhizard.com/ As I recall he did the repair for around the 200C$ mark, including shipping. The dash is still working properly today.
  3. First of all, Thanks for all the replies. I will try again next week, as I work through the weekend. I will take some pictures of what I do. I tried to tap it in with a screwdriver already, so I am glad that crazytrain 2 validated that choice as an accepted method. I am thinking that the spring is compressing to maximum, but the shaft is biding on the outer bearing cage. I think maybe I will try the vise here. Again I will post the pics next week.
  4. My 87 Riv had a problem with the ignition lock, so thought I would go into the column and fix it. It turned out to be the cog at the end of the ignition lock had fallen off the end, and therefore did not engage with the rack. It was a simple fix, just reattached and I used a center punch to secure the cog to the lock. I have unfortunately not had any luck getting the lockplate and split ring retainer re-installed. Using the lockplate tool to compress the lockplate, I get it only just flush with the beginning of the recess in the shaft meant for the split ring. I am doing this with the column still attached to the car. In the process, I have damaged the turn signal switch spring loaded tangs three times. I must say that I am a little sick of this exercise and am thinking that I may have missed something.. Could I have the upper bearing race put together in the wrong way? Any suggestions really appreciated. I have posted in the Reatta discussion hoping there may be expertise there. Thanks in advance. I reaaly want to get the car on the road again!
  5. My 87 Riv had a problem with the ignition lock, so thought I would go into the column and fix it. It turned out to be the cog at the end of the ignition lock had fallen off the end, and therefore did not engage with the rack. It was a simple fix, just reattached and I used a center punch to secure the cog to the lock. I have unfortunately not had any luck getting the lockplate and split ring retainer re-installed. Using the lockplate tool to compress the lockplate, I get it only just flush with the beginning of the recess in the shaft meant for the split ring. I am doing this with the column still attached to the car. In the process, I have damaged the turn signal switch spring loaded tangs three times. I must say that I am a little sick of this exercise and am thinking that I may have missed something.. Could I have the upper bearing race put together in the wrong way? Any suggestions really appreciated. I will also post in the Riviera forum, and see if there are any ideas. Generally the Reatta forum has a higher level of readership. I think if my Reatta needs work onthe column I will take it to the shop!
  6. Thanks everyone for the information. Now I know! It is a funny sort of package, because it is low on the glitzy leather and Bose stereo options, but is a nice package for driveability and powertrain. Also low key on the badging. Great condition considering it's age. 117,000 mi
  7. Picture of the Steering wheel, with embossed "T"
  8. I just bought a 1987 Riviera, and I am somewhat confused by the badging. It has the T-Type performance option, but no T-Type badges. It has a T on the horn pad, not T-Type, like my 86 T-Type. It also has a red T on the lower fenders. I don't remember this model. Has anyone ever seen this model?
  9. Thanks everyone for your advice. It did turn out to be the sender. I had a real good look at the connector before I attempted to disconnect the sender, because I was afraid it would break. There is only one clip on the outside of the sender. I used a small screwdriver to unhook it, then just pulled the plug. All is good with the sender, which came from a 86 Riviera engine I have kicking around. I agree, I hate it when they smile at you
  10. The oil pressure reading drops down to one or two bars on the gauge once the car is at normal operating temperature and at idle. Has anyone encountered this? Could be the pump or the gauge. Any ideas? Thanks
  11. My emergency brake doesn't work at all, never has. Funny you should ask though, I am relacing the rear pads, and the passenger side one is fully extended. How do I remove the nut holding the lever? I have tried very hard to move the nut, but no go. Any hints?
  12. Phisit

    Code 34

    I got the MAF today and installed it myself in less than ten minutes. It solved the problem! The sticker on it said remanufactered for GM in Japan. Looked brand nes and came in an AC Delco box. I would recommend the ebay seller, as every aspect of the deal was good. (Communication, price, delivery, packaging) He has a store on ebay called hexplus auto parts. All namebrand OEM parts. Again, thanks to all that helped me along on this repair.
  13. Phisit

    Code 34

    Thanks everyone for the information. I tried the tap test on the sensor, and the engine stumbled and stalled. Not sure if it might do the same on a good one. The engine mounts are good. I managed to fined a dealer on ebay that has a number of Delco Reconditioned units. He sold me one for $149.00 with free shipping. ebay #180140907833 - DELCO #213-1618 MAF SENSOR 88-93 RIVIERA LESABRE CIERA Yes John, it comes with the venturi and screen. the sensor itself is probably all I need. If it all works out I will post photos that he sent me.
  14. Phisit

    Code 34

    I thought about changing the Mass air flow sensor so I priced one out today and was floored! A new one at GM in Canada is $597. I am leary of taking a chance on it at this being the problem, as there is a no return policy on these items. Is it worth my while to try a used one from? Thanks again.