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  2. fun car guy

    reinstalling the accumulator unit

    Thanks Ronnie, no I didn't see your previous message on this subject so now I understand why the two thick rubber washers are there and the unit can move a little but is stabilized by the metal brake line. Apparently I have it right so I'll continue to put everything together and get ready to bleed the system. Thanks again!
  3. Ronnie

    reinstalling the accumulator unit

    Did you get the reply to your email it sent you on 9/11/22? I think it answers your question but if you have more questions feel free to ask..
  4. So I had to drill out, tap and install a coil to repair the stripped out threads where the unit bolts to the master but with the two thick rubber washers, one each end, I've been successful in tightening the bolt but the unit still rocks bath and fourth. Could it be that only the brake line secures it? Please advise.
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  6. DAVES89

    1988 with instrumentation issues

    I don't think it is the CRT but I made an offer on Ebay for one. In the last two months two of them went for less then $40.00. He wants $74.00 plus freight. I offered $40.00 plus freight. See what happens...
  7. Padgett

    1988 with instrumentation issues

    When have A Lot, the Kent Moore CRT Tester J34914 can be found for $50 if patient.
  8. DAVES89

    1988 with instrumentation issues

    And that's just it. I played around with it some more and have it down to where it's a weird sequence where I have to press the status button to kind of put it in "Nuetral" and then I can program the Reminder. And this morning it put up "I'm cruisin with Dave" which I put in years ago. But when I go to look for it all that is there is "Hi Melody" [my granddaughter]. Also I had to turn off the chime reminder but everything else was saved. This CCRT is out of a 1989 Riv [56000 miles Gibson junkyard not tested] but has the same part number. Keep in mind that of the other two CCRTs, one wouldn't light up the CRT and the other [the original one] would work intermittently. I do have one more in inventory to try. This last untried one came out of a working/running Reatta.
  9. Padgett

    1988 with instrumentation issues

    "But so far no loss of CRT function. However I can't program the reminder button." Keep in mind that the CRT and the touchscream/buttons are two separate and independent modules. I'd swap the touchscream first.
  10. ship

    1991 Value

    Ditto on all of the above...it's worth the price being asked for.
  11. I changed the title to one that leaves the door open to any kind of discussion about rear struts. We need to find a solution to the struts being no longer available and a good way to do that is by talking about it. Maybe an idea will get posted that we haven't thought of yet. I thought lukehemstreet would post his video but not happened so far.
  12. Ryan suggests the possibility the adapter may be the problem, but the failure rate for it is very low, so no way to know for certain without an extended test. I am going to install an old Memcal that was programmed for my previous turbocharged engine. This will eliminate the adapter. It isn't optimum, but the injector constant is correct for the 30# injectors so it is safe to run, within reason. Until I accumulate a bunch of miles, there is no way to know for certain. He stated the pulsing check engine light usually indicates an internal ECM communication failure. I need to find one or more 1990 compatible Memcals to be able to program without an adapter.😢
  13. Clark

    1991 Value

    i'll have pics soon thanks for the info so far
  14. Padgett

    Options for replacing rear struts needed.

    Other than 6 pages and none "found" to buy. Now if want to rename "build your own struts" that would be appropriate for the current posts.
  15. I agree with you. I just recently gave him a general update but no specifics of this bad behavior. This morning I did describe in detail what is going on and will see if he has any idea. He has been great to work with.
  16. I had never done just the disconnect of the ground and then reconnect without changing the Memcal. I had previously guessed that it was just the reset that made everything happy again but that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not a quick off and on. The thing about that is the setup that previously screwed up was installed in a different ECM (the present one) and it worked perfectly until this morning. Grrr
  17. I will look after the weekend. I was rather irked that this keeps happening so I figured it's best to step away for a bit🙄
  18. DAVES89

    1991 Value

    The wheel speed sensors are a one year Reatt/Riv only. Windshield good? Side mirrors good? Instrument cluster and all the silver boxes make the car work with no warnings? Yeah I'd buy it...
  19. Padgett

    1991 Value

    Does he have a clean title ? In Florida that is worth about $300. Since you have a 91, having a same year parts car would be worth it. ps if it has a nice front end and hood, that alone would be worth it IMNSHO.
  20. Ronnie

    1991 Value

    Post some pictures. That will get more attention.
  21. Clark

    1991 Value

    My neighbor has had a 1991 coupe in his yard for a few years. he said he would never sell it. Well today he asked me if i would be interested in buying it. It is rough. it has sat outside a long time, and he told me it ran when he parked it.....Ok.... He said he would take $600 for it. my question to the group is " even in a rough no running condition, is it worth $600?" I would be willing to buy it as is, if I had any possibility of selling it for a profit. Maybe this is a gold mine...maybe a bottomless pit, I don't know. Any help advice would be appreciated. I'll add pics if this gets any attention.
  22. DAVES89

    1988 with instrumentation issues

    Went out to Gibson's today and got a shifter panel, CRT, and the Temperature Control Module. All are installed, module in the Red, the other two in the Black. All work great except the CRT is goofy with the reminder page. I didn't think it was part of the CCRT program. Also keep getting a E042c the E042H. Gotta check that out. But so far no loss of CRT function. However I can't program the reminder button.
  23. Thanks for your fast reply. In the interim, I had called THE REATTA BARN in Arizona and a helpful gentleman said that when the window clicks like crazy and is unable to go fully up or down, it should be the motor. I have one on order. Be well and stay safe...Your Cousin Vinny. PS: Watch out for dem yutes!!!
  24. When you disconnect the battery cable and reconnect it resets the ECM. Then it goes through a learn process. I don't really know anything about the learn process. I'm guessing, as it goes through the learn process it is operating on tables (standard perimeters) stored in ROM. Maybe something it learns in the learn process is causing the problem? Any ideas Padgett?
  25. The bad behavior at startup has returned. A quick fifteen second disconnect of the negative cable to reset the ECM was no help. This probably wasn't long enough so I am leaving the ground disconnected and going to the cottage for the weekend. Similar symptoms to previous; rough running and then stall. Smoky exhaust, check engine light flashing rapidly. I got about 170 miles on a tank of fuel, more than 1/2 tank indicated remains. I just don't get it. It seems like something in the control system, ECM, ICM? or something in the Memcal goes haywire after a certain amount of time.
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