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grkman1

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  1. How can I change the time of my 1990 Reatta. I know Ive done this before but have forgotten. Thanks George
  2. 3-ML-113489-ML-<br /><br />Moved to Reatta Forum! RWB
  3. My Reatta gave off a check engine yellow light a month or so ago, and wit investigation I found through the codes that there is an issue with the cam sensors (what ever that is) I took the care to the car wash, and when I was leaving the car wash, the car started bucking and loosing power. I could bearly make it up a hill near my house. Can anyone tell me what the problem is with the cam sensors, is it expensive to repair, and could this be the problem. I just moved to Athens Georgia, and if anyone would know of a mechanic locally who is familiar with Reattas I would appreciate it. There is a local Buick dealer here, that I probably will bring it into Thanks
  4. Just yesterday my driverside headlamp would not come up. Upon investigation I found a rubber flap in the area was preventing it from rising. Once I fixed the problem, it then seamed that the lamp didnt respond, would go down but not. The motor would wine, and you cn see the manual deice spinning around My question, I hve seen on ebay various fix kits, one being the least expensive whereby the seller claims that most fixes require replacement of some internal prongs or such. Does anyone have any experience with these? Thank you for your help
  5. Ah OK it giving me a code for cam sensors....I need to find out more about that....I thought this worked like my Acura whereby once I service it (oil change etc) I can now reset the light to remind me when the next time I need to service. thanks again
  6. Anyone know how to reset the "Service Engine Light"? Thanks
  7. Today I started my 88 Reatta aftr about a month of non use. it said that I had some errors, and I went through the test check and found E041 and B671. one being the cruise control servo problem, which I knew about and the othe for "Cam Sensor" Can anyone tell me what this is, how to repair and is it expensive? Any info would be most appreciated
  8. I have my 88 about a year now and it has never gone through the "Light Show" Does anyone know what I can do or what is wrong with it that it doesn't do this? Thanks for your help
  9. When I try to use my cruise, the message that comes up is that it has been disconnected. Any suggestions as to what this it? I dont see anything unpluged Thanks George
  10. I had never known that there was a light show when you open the door. My CRT works find but no show....any suggestions would be appreciated Thanks
  11. My mechanic said that I need a front left brake sensor for the antilock system. The yellow light is on, and I have personally changed the accumulator to no avail. He said he tried to find the sensor but had no luck. Can anyone tell me where I can get one and about how much do they run? Thanks
  12. This is great to know. I am having some trouble with my mechanic with respect to knowledge on the Reatta and how it works. As I type it my Reatta has been in the shope several times for the same thing (A/C not working correctly) and the bill just gets bigger and bigger because of experimentation. Since I live in WEst Palm, I will definitely give him a call Thanks George
  13. Yes, I too would love to know about any meets here in Florida....I'd love to know of a good mechanic here also. I have my car in the shopt today for BCM issues and A/C They keep saying its fixed, and when I bring it home I find that its not...Every time I bring it in, they say its something esel and want more money... thanks
  14. I have replaced the BCM chips, I was getting a code B556 History. I unhooked the battery and now I have no codes, but I do show errors when I do a diagnostic test for everything, and the Air conditioning still doesnt work...any suggestions? Is there a way to program the chip/chips (system) from the CRT? I am very discouraged and frustrated. I have a brand new AC system, New chips, new ignition switch (that has messed up my tilt wheel and key now sticks in on position) and still the A/C doesnt work Help please Thanks
  15. Can anyone tell me how much for the 2 prom chips for the BCM, and if they are defected, would they control such things as the A/C which cuts out on mine because of false readings from the computer saying that I have low fluid in the system? This is what I am getting from my mechanic. He just chasnged out the A/C and it works temporarily and shuts down...He says is from the BCM and the 2 chips have to be changed. Please let me know before I give the AOK for the work to be done Thanks
  16. Nice Looking car. I have a Claret Reatta also. Check out the attachment
  17. Is that a color display I see on your CRT?
  18. I was now told that it was the BCM (Body Control Module). I also found that it is not possible to reprogram this module. He feels that the proplem shold be diagnosed correctly before spending more monies on the module. The cost for the diagnosis is $75-150.00 The cost of a new module that I got was $178.29 Seems to me that I should just go for the module. My question Can this module give me false readings on oil amount, coolant amount, parking brake being on, oil pressure and what about the cruise that doesnt work. Your thoughts and commments are most appreciated Thanks
  19. yes thats all that is wrong I complained to teh mechanic about the emergency brake light that didnt work after he replaced the calipes in the back the last time. he looked and fixed the light. This morning I started the car and got that the emergency brake was on...when it was off The mechanic says this is all part of the poor computer I hope he is right. Anyone know how much somethig like this will coast? Can they be reprogrammed? Thanks
  20. I thought I would bring this to a separate post so more people may view it. Well I picked up the Reatta...the A/C works great...the only thing is that when I shut the system down, meaning no heating or cooling, I still hear the compressor cycling. He also said my computer needs changing because it is giving off false info, such as door ajar, fuel low, parking brake on. He said that I may be able to get it reprogrammed and not change it. Is this possible? which computer is he talking about and where in the car is it?? He states that there must be a short in the system to give me these false diagnostic results. and that the cruise control and Antilock brake light are on the same circuit and that is why they are not working Your opinion thanks
  21. Well I picked up the Reatta...the A/C works great...the only thing is that when I shut the system down, meaning no heating or cooling, I still hear the compressor cycling. He also said my computer needs changing because it is giving off false info, such as door ajar, fuel low, parking brake on. He said that I may be able to get it reprogrammed and not change it. Is this possible? which computer is he talking about and where in the car is it?? He states that there must be a short in the system to give me these false diagnostic results. and that the cruise control and Antilock brake light are on the same circuit and that is why they are not working Your opinion thanks
  22. I dont have a show with my 88 How do I get it back? Thanks
  23. I have purchased a new module a while back but am intimidated on replacing it. Do you really have to remove the seat to get to it? Isn't there any other way Thanks
  24. Cont'd The mechanic states that it is cheaper to get a new compressor as compared to a used one, and wants $411.00 for the compressor not counting dryer etc For a total of $971.00 complete with warrantee and conversion. My questions...before I give the OK, does all this sound right? He used a black light on the compressor and you can see there is a green hue from the front of the compressor and he says this means that it is leaking Any advice would be appreciated Thanks much
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