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    I'm interested in anything that has wheels and a motor.


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    1988 Reatta since 2007.

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  1. Ronnie

    Starter Question

    The problem sounds more like a bad battery cable connection or a bad battery that won't hold a charge.
  2. Ronnie

    1949 Buick RoadMaster starter won't disengage

    I agree that it is likely a sticking relay/solenoid is the cause of the problem. The next time the starter keeps running with the key off, before pulling the battery cable be prepared to remove the wire from the terminal I've marked with a red arrow in the photo below first. If the starter keeps turning when you do that the wiring isn't the problem. It's the solenoid.
  3. Ronnie

    Favorite Pictures of My Buick Reatta

    This is post number 9000 that I've made in my 4220 days on the forum. I'm posting a photo of my Reatta to commemorate the occasion. 😁
  4. Ronnie

    RARE 1989 Buick Reatta Poster FOR SALE

    89RegalBuick, I have moved your post here to the Reatta Buy/Sell forum where it will get more exposure to Reatta owners and enthusiasts. Nice poster!!
  5. Ronnie

    For Sale: 1989 Buick Reatta

    Merlos, I moved your post here to the Reatta Buy/Sell forum where it will get more exposure to Reatta enthusiasts.
  6. Ronnie

    Engine Choices

    I would pull the oil pan off and visually inspect the main bearings to make certain that is the problem before pulling the engine. The oil pan is easy to remove on a Reatta.
  7. Ronnie

    christmas cards

    I put a photo of my Buick Reatta on a Christmas card several years ago but I never got around to printing them out.
  8. Ronnie

    Thanks to Richard N.

    Your donation to Reatta Owners Journal is much appreciated. I tried to reply to your Paypal email address several times to thank you but the emails keep bouncing. Thanks again!
  9. Ronnie

    "different" 1990 convertible for sale

    It might depend on which web browser you use. I use Firefox. Other browsers may work slightly different l but they should be basically the same If I want to copy a photo, from my website for example, I find the photo I want to post here, Right click it and on the menu that pops up I select "Copy Image". Then I come here and Right click where I want the image to appear in my post and select "Paste" from the menu that pops up. As you can see below the image will appear if you follow my instructions. If that doesn't work for you please let me know.
  10. Ronnie

    Problem symptom not seen before

    To understand the problem we need to know what "shifting strangely" means. I think the '90 model had the same transmission as my '88. On my transmission I can unplug the electrical connection going to the transmission and it will still shift normally so that would seem to rule out the crank sensor having a direct effect on shifting. The torque converter won't lock with the connector unplugged but it will shift just fine. A poorly running engine can cause a transmission to feel like it's not shifting properly and that would be effected by the crank sensor.
  11. That gray box looks a lot like one that I keep in my Reatta. I also keep a box that has a pretty good set of tools.
  12. Ronnie

    Intake coolant leak woes

    I agree with all the above. I was just asking for more information about what happened. When I hear someone say "hydro locked", what it means to me is that enough liquid has got on top of the piston to prevent the engine from turning. Liquid won't compress. If that happened while the engine was running as he said, he is going to need more than an intake gasket or hose replacement.
  13. Ronnie

    What have you ploughed up

    Administrators and Moderators could change the title but I really don't think he made a mistake. The person who started the topic is from Australia, which was once a colony of Great Britain. Notice that he also uses the term "paddock" when he refers to the field he found the item in. I imagine that term is frequently used in Australia but rarely used here in the US to describe a field. "A plough (UK) or plow (US) is a tool or farm implement used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil. ... In modern use, a ploughed field is typically left to dry out, and is then harrowed before planting."
  14. Ronnie

    Intake coolant leak woes

    Please describe hydro locked. Have you checked the small hose that connects to the top of the water pump that Dave referred to? It isn't a heater hose. Thanks to Padgett for providing this photo.
  15. Ronnie

    No crank

    I'm glad I was able to help.