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  1. I have a '91 w/ 185K miles. After the first start up of the day, the tranny needs to be put into first gear and sit for 10-20 seconds before it engages. Once it does, I can shift into any gear and drive. However, at most stops and slow rolls, she will act as if in N and takes another 10 seconds (and a prayer in Phoenix traffic) to re-engage and drive. If I put it into N before I stop, I can shift into OD and drive ok. She's got a new TPS, has had 2 new tranny filters and fluid changes, and a new vacuum switch replaced (I feel stupid for not remembering the technical name, but the one that
  2. No leather wrap on the steering wheel.
  3. From the outside she looks pretty good, but the inside was destroyed when I got it and is probably worse now. If you can remember is both lighs were up, then it's probably the one I know of. Otherwise, there might be a sleeper out here no one has seen till now.
  4. I live in Phoenix, Ahwatukee specifically, and in the few years I've been following Reattae, I've known of only one Maui blue coupe. I've seen a dark blue coupe once also. If you are referring to a Maui blue coupe, I may know it. Did it have both headlights wired up, body in generally good condition otherwise? If so, it may be a '90 I owned briefly two years ago. Every once in a while I see it driving around my area, but it's not hard to believe the car was out and about East Mesa. The dark blue coupe belonged to an older lady from the Surprise/Sun City area. It had factory (she claimed
  5. I too have a '91 and changed out all four sets of pads a year ago, then again this past summer as I had a blown rear diver's side caliper. I ran into the same problem you're having now. After some research, I found that the clips that hold the pads were slightly out of original shape and wouldn't hold tightly. Also, the shims were reduces to fragments, if anything was left at all. I couldn't get the old clips to seat the pads securely at all, but new "hardware" as the dealer calls the clips was around $40. The dealer was the only one that had them on hand. For the half the price and a fe
  6. Yeah, the front end picture looks like a stumpy Firebird and the rear pic looks like she packed away a few extra donuts in her trunk. The looks were cheapened by the styling and by even painting the door handle and locks red. The look of this Reatta is only one step up from a rusted out wreck owned by an unknowledgable or careless driver left behind a garage.
  7. I'm in Phoenix, AZ and have been looking for a reason for a road trip to Cali.
  8. Aside from my stalling and hard to start problem, I also lose my dash display from time to time. I get the ERROR message that others have seen. I've seen other posts that suggest getting under the steering column to clean the connections and check that the plugs are in tight. I've done that several times, but it never seems to prevent it from happening again. I've also seen some posts that describe several different and unrelated problems that occur when computers go bad. So, in an effort to solve these mysterious problems, could it be a bad computer causing all of this? Thanks.
  9. Actually, I knew I did more work than I could remember at the time I originally posted this. I did change the fuel filter and the PCV valve. The gromet was in very good condition also. The '91's don't have EGR valves, so that isn't the culprit either. Randy- I've never considered the cat. converter. That could be an expensive fix too. So, I'm down to computer or cat. converter. Any way to test either one before performing the surgery needed to replace these? Thanks.
  10. I have not solved my stalling problem, but I've ruled out almost everything but Gremilins as the cause of the problem. I have replace the O2 sensor and tested the fuel pressure, which was 40 lbs. From what I can remember, 40 lbs. is within normal operating range. So, I've now done the following: New air filter, IAC, TPS, spark plugs, wires, coil pack, clean throttle body and MAF, new oxygen sensor, passed fuel pressure test, and visible vacuum lines replaced. I'm now taking bets on ?computer???????? Any additional thoughts or opinions? Thanks for the help!
  11. All right, I'm breaking down this week and buying the fuel pressure tester. Can anyone describe the location of the pressure check point on the fuel rail that I will hook the gage up to? Thanks
  12. Nic- you nailed it, I'm looking for any hidden lines. I changed the obvious vaccuum hoses last winter when one of the connectors cracked and leaked, causing my air to blow warm and whistle. So, the few along the firewall are new. Albert- I'll check the hood for a schematic, but it is a replacement hood, so I hope it's under there. If anyone out there does have some knowledge of other hoses, please let me know. Thanks.
  13. Does anyone have or know where I could find a diagram of the vaccuum lines for a '91? I've only found a few in the engine compartment. There's also some other lines that I'm not sure are vaccuum lines, possibly some fluid lines, that I don't want to mess with if I don't have to. Thanks.
  14. Howard, I wish I could help, but it sounds like the same stalling problem I've been wrestling with. At idle and slow speed (coming to a stop, starting from stops) she pulses frequently and stalls fairly often. I've tried a lot of fixes- coil pack, plug wires, spark plugs, PCV, fuel filter, IAC, TPS, cleaning the throttle body, air filter, problably other things I can't remember right now. So, if you do find a solution, I would like to hear it. If I happen to find one this decade, I'll share it with everyone. Good luck
  15. crtnrds- I agree with that quote, but nothing was worked on prior to the problem. The car was problem free when I got it and starting stalling several months after that. No engine work that I'm aware of was done prior to me driving it. I didn't do any work on it until the problem occurred. So, that puts me back to sqaure one.
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