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  2. Brock

    Brock's crazy project

    Subframe is out. Yay. Got it cleared of all it's extra stuff so I can measure where to mount the new trans. Even plopped the new trans it it's hole. It's a ways away from where it has to be in these pics, so don't worry. Man, there are a ton of rubber bushings in this thing. I got all six subframe bushings waiting to be installed. Now I have to order control arm bushings and sway bar bushings and sway bar end link bushings and bushing-bushings for the bushing that bushings. Oof. No wonder these cars are so quiet going down the road! Next step is to get the trans located and find a mock-up Series II 3800 block. Hopefully tomorrow.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Nailhed66

    B440 code

    Update: problem solved. It turns out that the blend door was sticking and with a bit of wiggling the arm back and forth, I was able to get it to the Max Cool position where it will stay for the summer. That How To Guide here was so helpful. Thanks again ROJ
  5. 2seater

    Alternator repair kit?

    No idea on a part number but alternator repair kits are readily available, Rock Auto for example for the individual parts.
  6. The original, factory alternator for my 1989 Reatta finally quit working. I want to repair it to keep it a numbers matching car. Does anyone know the number for the repair kit?
  7. Last week
  8. DAVES89

    Teves pump and motor

    Offer rescinded. I will buy them and put them in my inventory. I will then charge accordingly.
  9. DAVES89

    New winter car

    This harness was for a 1999 Regal not the Reatta.
  10. rpetry

    Idle problem

    I found the issue. To answer your question, it would idle fine with my foot on the brake and other foot lightly on the accelerator. I looked under the hood and way down by the ac drier, the link hose to the vacuum accumulator tank was rotted and broken. Changed it and now it runs fine. I will be going through all these hoses this weekend. The plastic one for the climate control appears to have been changed and is in good shape.
  11. rpetry

    Idle problem

    It absolutely runs smooth as silk if I hold the brake and slightly depress the accelerator. I will run through the vacuum line check and see. Thanks so much.
  12. Ronnie

    Idle problem

    When this happens, will the engine idle smoothly at 700 rpm if you hold the brake with your left foot ,and hold your right foot on the gas pedal with steady pressure? There is a modulator on the transmission with a vacuum line going to it but it has vacuum at all times, not just when the transmission is in gear. You should check all the vacuum lines if you haven't done so. They are prone to rotting if they've never been changed. Check the how-to guides for the location of all the vacuum lines.
  13. Anthony

    New winter car

    It moved the glass inside, just like if you were flipping the switch from day to night. It had a photocell sensor that knew if a car came up behind you
  14. rpetry

    Idle problem

    1988 Reatta. So I have changed the timing chain, water pump, cam position sensor and magnet, crank sensor, coil pack and controller, and IAC valve. Today, after running to temperature, every time I slowed to a stop, the idle would drop to about 400 and sometimes the engine would die. Other times sitting still the engine rpms would eace up to 1100 ny itself. I did notice if I shift to neutral the engine idled just fine, 650-700, no misses ever. If I shift back into drive, it starts idling weird is there something at the transmission that could lose vacuum like a modulator?
  15. Nailhed66

    B440 code

    Never mind, I just found this in the How To guide. Thanks Reatta Owners Journal !
  16. Nailhed66

    B440 code

    Driving my Reatta today and it’s 90 degrees outside, coolish air is blowing furiously out of the dash vents but the air isn’t really cold . No low refrigerant code or message, just the B440 air mix door code. Any recommendations for troubleshooting this issue ?
  17. sarookha

    New winter car

    Part number for that harness?
  18. ELVISTAR

    Oil sending unit gone bad

    My mechanic bought the oil sending switch from O'Reilly's I'm questioning whether it's any good When my original coil module went bad I bought a module from O'Reilly's Not realizing that the new module was no good The car would run but it missed and you couldn't accelerate quickly Finally after changing everything Another mechanic changed the module again and it ran great Well I guess we'll be working on the crank sensor tomorrow Stay tuned Thanks Ronnie👍👍
  19. Ronnie

    Oil sending unit gone bad

    The last time I had a backfire and the engine quit running I sat on the side of the road for several hours waiting for a tow truck to haul my Reatta home. The problem was a bad crankshaft position sensor. I don't think a "worn" balancer would cause the problem unless the bolt came loose and the sensor was damaged and/or it sheared the key in the crankshaft.
  20. ELVISTAR

    Oil sending unit gone bad

    Thanks Ronnie Mechanic checked fuel pressure said it was good Said the engine is getting a spark The engine backfired when I tried to start it after it quit running It has 139,000 miles on it My mechanic is gonna pull the balancer off he thinks possibly the Crank sensor might not be right I changed the crank sensor a couple years ago He said something about the balancer getting wore He doesn't think it's the timing chain I'm lost Just following up on his diagnosis No other reset to do after changing a part Thanks
  21. Ronnie

    Oil sending unit gone bad

    I think you have two separate problems. Below is what I wrote in a previous post about how the oil pressure sender effects fuel pump operation. If I were you I would test fuel pressure with a gauge to see if fuel pressure is the problem. ------------------------------------------------------ IF the ECM and fuel pump relay are working properly you should be able to unplug the oil pressure sensor/switch and the engine will start and run without problems. I have done it before to prove it. Here is what should happen for the car to start and run normally from a fuel pressure point of view... -When you turn the key to the run position the ECM should pick up the fuel pump relay for a few seconds to prime the system, then it should drop it out. This should happen each time your turn the key off and then to the run position. -Once the engine starts, the ECM gets a signal from the crankshaft position sensor that the engine is turning and it will pick up the fuel pump relay and keep it latched in to power the fuel pump as long as the engine is running. (blue circuit below) Now, here is where the oil pressure sensor/switch comes in... -As long as the engine has oil pressure the contacts in the oil pressure sensor bypass the fuel pump relay and power the fuel pump (yellow circuit) even if the relay is bad. If any of this is suspect, applying 12 volts to the prime connector will run the fuel pump so you can test the pressure. You can even start the car if the pump is capable of building adequate pressure.
  22. Ronnie

    New winter car

    What kind of motor was inside the mirror? What did it do?
  23. Anthony

    New winter car

    BTW your fear is justified because the Troféo met its end on a dark night with a deer 🦌🤦‍♂️
  24. Anthony

    New winter car

    I had that mirror with the motor inside in my '87 Olds Troféo. I'm surprised that the Reatta with the $4,000 higher price tag did not even have it as an option
  25. Hi Reatta Forum My oil gauge was showing over the Center pressure Then it started showing under the center pressure I happened to luckily pull into a parking lot and the engine quit running It backfired a few times but wouldn't start I talked to some others who said if the oil sending unit goes bad it turns off the fuel pump Well I changed the sending unit but the car still won't start Any help from anyone with a similar story would be appreciated Please advise me Thanks Elvistar
  26. I went for a drive yesterday which turned out to be shorter than planned. The smell of mouse pee was pretty evident. A general look over found my paper towels and Kleenex I keep behind the drivers seat was shredded. I noted a few flakes of paper when the car was taken from storage at the beginning of May, but not much beyond that. Today was a more in depth look and I found a large nest in the console below the shifter/ash tray area. It filled my small shark brand portable vacuum container one and a half times. Sprayed the area with bleach solution and left to dry. Fingers crossed that this is the source of the smell although oddly, it didn’t smell strongly of mouse even though it was an obvious nest🤔 It has been three weeks since I noted my low brake fluid level and a recheck this morning showed perfect level and no leaks apparent.
  27. Ronnie

    New winter car

    I like the auto-dimming feature. I wish my Mustang had it. Although I rarely drive at night with my weekend cruisers if I can avoid it, (too many dear on the backroads where I drive), it's nice to have when I do drive at night.
  28. DAVES89

    New winter car

    Just installed a compass mirror from an Olds. It has the map lights, auto dimming and compass. It was a direct plug and play. No harness adaption needed.
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