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  1. so, is i started to whine about in a previous thread - regarding my 16v while i got the brakes working just fine, i do want to replace the accumulator, which i STILL haven't figured out how to remove. i did the pumping-the-brakes 25x while engine off method, etc., etc., to depressurize the system but i still can't seem to get any of the accumulators on ANY of my many TCs to turn. i have 4 of these cars of my own (currently), plus the one i sold to a friend, and newly added parts car: i can't loosen any of the accumulators. i've looked at the various posts here, and several other forums, including the reatta forum, reattaowner site, and even the autozone "how to..." on this subject. while many have said they have had no issues, most everyone who posted did say they had heard of some owners of these systems had impossible, or nearly impossible to remove accumulators. i've tried big wrenches, strap wrenches, a chain-strap wrench, oil filter wrenches, with and without wood blocking, sometimes i used heat, but always with a firm grip on the tall (AL?) stalk that supports the accumulator. but never have i had any luck getting this thing removed. i guess the yellow 1989 16v and royal cab 1989 8v are the two cars i am a little concerned about - they seem to have slightly weaker braking action for a given amount of brake pedal pressure, as compared to the 1990 models. i've wondered about the AL stalk and the accumulator - if the accumulator is steel, maybe i am fighting some galvanic interaction between the two. or do i just need more wd40, PB blaster, or propane torch heat, or???
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