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

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30 minutes ago, Anthony said:

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

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

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On 5/1/2024 at 7:09 AM, DAVES89 said:

It really wasn't until I put my known good ignition module on that I thought it was something to do with the wiring. Before I was swapping first coils and then the ignition module and old coils and finally a known good module/coil set up that I knew something else was wrong. First test was just disconnect the harness and reattach it and it would fire. Next time wiggle the wires at the ignition module without removing the connector and it would fire. I then took a close look at the harness and saw it was only a 3' harness with 5 connectors. Went to the Buick dealer and one left in the country at $200.00. Went to Rock Auto and a Dorman was $85.00. Amazon was $110.00 for the same Dorman.

 The Dorman was a nice replacement, looked to be of good quality. Only connector that gave me trouble was the crank sensor. It started going on so hard that I had Kendall make the connection as I didn't want to damage the pins on the crank sensor causing more work.

 Only things I had to remove to get at everything was the engine shroud, serpentine belt, and water pump pully. Front to back time about 45 minutes. Gotta love the 3.8!

Part number for that harness?

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On 5/22/2024 at 1:30 PM, Ronnie said:

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

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

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20 hours ago, sarookha said:

Part number for that harness?

This harness was for a 1999 Regal not the Reatta.

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Issue has continued with the occasional cut out while driving and the very seldom no start until I cleared the codes. As a side bar the Series 2 scanner will tell one that there is a crank sensor communication issue which is a bit more then the information we get with the Reatta. At any rate I swapped out the Crank Sensor and while I was there also did the Cam Sensor. So far after about 100 miles of driving and numerous starts no issues. Will continue to drive it more then normal as I want to be sure it is fixed. I plan on heavy use this fall with work.

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My wife's minivan has started another misfire this time on the front bank. Last time it was almost $3000. Looking for a new car. But boy are they expensive!

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What causes a miss that costs $3000 to fix? Blown head gasket or something like that?

 

Yes vehicles are new expensive. So are the used ones if they are in decent condition. I found that out when I bought my Mustang. I paid way more than I thought I would have pay to get a nice one. 

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My wife's minivan has started another misfire this time on the front bank. Last time it was almost $3000. Looking for a new car. But boy are they expensive!

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First time was a cracked head on the rear bank. Now the codes are showing misfire on cylinder 1, upper oxygen sensor on bank one and loss of antifreeze.

 Sounds like a head job to me...

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On another note the crank sensor looked to be the final piece of the puzzle as the car runs great now. About 300 miles and numerous starts and stops as I had a couple of longer drives of 100 miles or more plus some around town light stop and go driving.

Today will be the real test as I will drive at least 250 miles running appointments.

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21 hours ago, DAVES89 said:

First time was a cracked head on the rear bank. Now the codes are showing misfire on cylinder 1, upper oxygen sensor on bank one and loss of antifreeze.

 Sounds like a head job to me...

Traded it in today. Bought a 2024 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle. Retail price was almost 3 times what I paid for my "fixer upper" house in 1979! Traded it at the same dealer that did the first valve head. They didn't even care. It threw no codes when they read it so as far as they know it's a good running car.

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10 hours ago, DAVES89 said:

On another note the crank sensor looked to be the final piece of the puzzle as the car runs great now. About 300 miles and numerous starts and stops as I had a couple of longer drives of 100 miles or more plus some around town light stop and go driving.

Today will be the real test as I will drive at least 250 miles running appointments.

Just got back from my long day driving. 355 miles and no hiccups. Ran like a top with some long drives, short drives between appointments and numerous start and stop on the ignition. Also checked the gas mileage and got just a tad over 30 miles to the gallon. Pretty impressed!

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