ncgirl05

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  1. Hi all!

    The heater in one of our '89's only seems to work on MAX HEAT. If we lower the temp the car then blows cold air. Soooo that means we're either too hot, or too cold.

    No Three Bears please! wink.gif

    Anyone out there ever have this happen??? The heaters in our other '89's operate just fine - no cold air.


  2. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rawja</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Seller has instructed me to lower the price. Now $ 1,500.00. </div></div>

    WHA??? See my avatar...... wink.gif


  3. I loved the configuration! I know going in that I'm going to be walking a lot at Hershey, so that wasn't a problem for me. I also liked that it allows everything to be on one side instead of having to cross the street over and over again. Just my $.02.


  4. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DAVES89</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I saw Jim Finn today at my favorite u-pull yard. He grabbed two of them. One is sure to work. Try him. </div></div>

    Okay, I was just reading the service manual and it instructs one to take off the hydraulic unit before taking off the valve block... if Jim grabbed 2 of them, then I'm assuming he did NOT take off the hydraulic unit and just took off the 3 retaining nuts to remove the valve block. Correct? Is the manual making it more difficult than it should be? confused.gif


  5. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: nic walker</div><div class="ubbcode-body">PROPORTIONING VALVE ASSEMBLY was the word/s I was at loss for </div></div>

    I think the proper term is PROPORTION<span style="font-weight: bold">ER</span> VALVE ASSEMBLIES. I am looking through the service manual now and just saw this - these proportioner valve assemblies go into the master cylinder.

    Funny enough, I had to order a PROPORTIONING valve for my other '89. If you happened to see my other thread about brake fluid being 'all gone' - this was the reason for THAT car.

    Geesh - you know, if these cars had "normal" brakes we probably <span style="font-style: italic">almost</span> wouldn't need a forum! grin.gif


  6. Being from the south, I can tell you it was Chevrolet grin.gif That's all my dad ever bought - still does!

    I've heard more than a few folks here in Ohio call them "Chivies" (rhymes with skivies) - don't know where that came from.

    Nice pics West - where were they taken?


  7. Found the TSB:

    Technical Service Bulletin # Date: 940101

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Intermittent Pull Under Hard Braking</span> (Vehicles W/ABS)

    Group Ref.: Brakes

    Bulletin No.: 315004

    Date: January, 1994

    SUBJECT:

    <span style="font-weight: bold">INTERMITTENT PULL WITH A HARD BRAKE APPLY DURING NON-ABS STOP ON ABS EQUIPPED

    VEHICLES </span>(REPLACE ABS VALVE BLOCK/PRESSURE MODULATOR VALVE)

    MODELS:

    1986-90 BUICK ELECTRA

    1986-91 BUICK LESABRE

    <span style="font-weight: bold">1988-90 BUICK RIVIERA, REATTA</span>1991 BUICK PARK AVENUE

    1986-91 CADILLAC DEVILLE, FLEETWOOD

    1988-90 CADILLAC ELDORADO, SEVILLE

    1986-91 OLDSMOBILE NINETY-EIGHT, EIGHTY-EIGHT

    1988-90 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO, TROFEO

    1986-91 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    EQUIPPED WITH ANTILOCK BRAKES

    THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO ADD THE 1991 MODEL YEAR FOR "C" AND "H" VEHICLES

    INCLUDING PART AND WARRANTY INFORMATION. PREVIOUS DIVISIONAL PUBLICATION NUMBERS

    WERE:

    DIVISION BULLETIN NUMBER

    BUICK 90-5-17

    CADILLAC T-93-134

    GM OF CANADA 315004R

    OLDSMOBILE 90-T-213

    PONTIAC 90-5-19

    Some owners may comment on intermittent pull with a hard brake apply, but without ABS

    activation. The intermittent pull can be either to the left or right and only occurs

    with hard non-ABS stops.

    This condition may be due to a base brake condition, loose suspension component, or

    the Antilock Brake System. When working on a vehicle with this condition, use the

    following procedure:

    1. <span style="font-weight: bold">Inspect the base brake system</span>. Check for loose or binding calipers, damaged

    rotors, or restricted brake lines. Refer to Section 5 of the applicable Service

    Information Manual for complete inspection and repair procedures.

    2. <span style="font-weight: bold">Inspect the suspension system.</span> Check for loose control arms, damaged struts, or

    bushings. Refer to Section 3 of the applicable Service Information Manual for

    complete inspection and repair procedures.

    3. <span style="font-weight: bold">If nothing is found during the above inspections, replace the AntiLock brake

    system valve block</span>, (pressure modulator valve for 1991 models). Follow the

    procedure in the appropriate Service Information Manual.

    1986-87 C/H Models Valve Block .....P./.N 25530880

    1988-90 C/H Models Valve Block .....P./.N 25533639

    1988-90 E/K Models Valve Block .....P./.N 1646523

    1991 C/H Models Pressure Modulator Valve P/N 25559182

    We did steps 1 and 2 above and found nothing, which was frustrating. Looks like the valve block according to this.


  8. I did a search for the words "pulling to the left" and got this thread. Since it's from 2000 I thought maybe someone would have some more thoughts on this problem. My '89 pulls to the left when I have to do a quick hard brake when driving, and even then it's not every time - maybe 50% of the time? confused.gif

    Needless to say it's a bit aggravating and I would LOVE to be able to find out what's making it happen.

    Anyone solve a problem like this?


  9. Hi All!

    We are now the proud owners of a two post Bendpak 10K. Just now getting comfortable with putting a car on it and having thousands of pounds of steel overhead. So far we've only put "modern" vehicles on it. Question is, how do you determine the pad locations on older vehicles? For instance, we have a '39 Buick and '41 Packard - the lift should be placed according to the center of gravity - where would that be? I don't want to be the person with the picture of the lift and the car smashed sideways! blush.gif That would be BAD NEWS.

    Please advise!!!! frown.gif This really isn't something one experiments with....


  10. Hi All,

    One of my Reattas sat for several months because the battery was bad. I finally bought a new battery for it and started it up only to find I had no brakes. Checked under the hood and found that there was no brake fluid. Looked over where the car had been parked and there was a distinct black circle in the gravel - where all the brake fluid leaked out I'm assuming. frown.gif The car was fine the last time I drove it, so what could have happened while it was sitting that all the fluid leaked out? Oh - we refilled the reservoir after discovering it was empty, but that leaked out as well.

    The car is now sitting once again, and we've been to busy to investigate the problem. Any ideas where to start looking or what to check first?

    Thanks all!


  11. My SES light comes on while I am checking for codes, so my light is working. confused.gif The electrical problem message came up again this morning on the way into work but it was only momentary and then it stopped.


  12. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: AlexWeber</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My diagnostic screen on my '89 has been showing me:

    "Engine control problems detected. Engine controls computer has detected an electrical problem. Service Check Required." </div></div>

    Mine started doing this yesterday afternoon, with the above message flashing off and on every minute or so, but the car ran just fine... confused.gif I did a code check but all the codes had the word History after them... confused.gif Any ideas guys? I just started driving the car again this week after a winter's slumber....