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:( I have been having problems with my 1988 acura legend with v6 engine. ! the cv joint on the left side is going out. and 2 it jumps up idle and then it will drop back down to the regular idle. a freind told me it could be the kick down. it kinda revs a little when the idle is up sometimes it will rev a lot. it drive and gets me where ever i need to go it just does this sometimes. its been happening for about 2-3 weeks. its something to do with the trani but i dont think its going out i just dont know what it could be with out having to pay for the diagnostic do help
 

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Welcome to the Legend forums! As your personal helper for the day, I'll try to answer your questions.

1. If your CV joint is clicking or popping when you turn, go to Auto Zone or Advanced Auto Parts and buy a half shaft. About $70. Do you know which side is going bad? Take it to a local shop and have them install it, shouldn't be more than $50 for the install.

2. I had the same idling problem with my 89 sedan, When I would put it into park, sometimes the engine would rev from 500 rpm to 1500 rpm back and forth until it either leveled out, or it stalled, I took it to my friend that had a mechanic shop and he did a few things, charged me $20 and it never happened again, Try having a trusted local shop or the dealership take a look at it to see if they can pinpoint it.

Hope this helps, Ask any more questions if you need to.

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:( I have been having problems with my 1988 acura legend with v6 engine. ! the cv joint on the left side is going out. and 2 it jumps up idle and then it will drop back down to the regular idle. a freind told me it could be the kick down. it kinda revs a little when the idle is up sometimes it will rev a lot. it drive and gets me where ever i need to go it just does this sometimes. its been happening for about 2-3 weeks. its something to do with the trani but i dont think its going out i just dont know what it could be with out having to pay for the diagnostic do help
I had the same idle problems.
Turned out to be I needed a new cap + rotor.

Enjoy your stay on these forums.
Pa'Lante! :)
 

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[email][email protected][/email] said:
:( I have been having problems with my 1988 acura legend with v6 engine. ! the cv joint on the left side is going out. and 2 it jumps up idle and then it will drop back down to the regular idle. a freind told me it could be the kick down. it kinda revs a little when the idle is up sometimes it will rev a lot. it drive and gets me where ever i need to go it just does this sometimes. its been happening for about 2-3 weeks. its something to do with the trani but i dont think its going out i just dont know what it could be with out having to pay for the diagnostic do help
First off, Welcome. Not many ladys on the forum, and none from the 206 that I know of. Its good to have ya.
Ok now, On your first issue. The CV joint, You can get one of those from Napa Auto parts for 60.00 to 80.00 bucks for the joint and about 12.00 for the boot. They will charge you a core charge of about 80.00 that will be refunded when you bring your old one back to them.
#2, I dont think its trany related. I have had this issue as well. I took it to my mechanic and he said he cleaned the throttle body. It hasent happened sense then. As Luvmylegend said, I would have it diagnosed. I know it may cost a little, But it could save you alot in the long run. This could be a few different things.

If you dont have or know of a good/trustworthy mechanic, Holla, I have 3 that I could recommend. 2 are in the south end and 1 in Northgate.

Will

Oh yeah, Check this out. Seattle Meet
 

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1 CV joint : If you are having the car serviced for this it might be better if you let the shop buy the joint, as that will include a warranty on their labor as well as the joint. I've personally installed joints from Auto Zone, Pep Boys, Trak Auto, Napa, Olympic and although most of lifetime warrantees on their joints, it's still a pain if you get a badly rebuilt unit ( i've come across this many times from all the auto parts stores except Napa and Olympic ) Of course if you are willing to spend a bit extra an Acura remanufatured unit from an online retailer should only be around $140 or so.

2 Idle : As the others have said, it's most probably something with the throttle body. Next time it happens, pull your "Alternator Sense" fuse for about 10 seconds and reinstall. This will clear your ECU. If after clearing the ECU the problem goes away, buy a can of " Intake Manifold cleaner " ( do not use carb cleaner ) and clean out your throttle body, EAVC, linkages, butterflies etc etc. If the problem DOES NOT go away with clearing the ECU. You may have a bad EAVC ( expensive and does not go out often )

3 above comments were made assuming all other eletrical systems have been checked and passed ( cap, rotor, plug, wires, connections etc )

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Nick

Can you detail the throttle body cleaning? I can get the air intake hose off - then what do I clean? Just spray inside and wipe/brush? What is the EAVC, linkages? I assume the butter fly is the main valve that opens with the throttle?
 

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Rick,

I'm lazy, I just pull the intake hose off, put a shop rag underneath the throttle body and spray away while turning the linkages and butterfly. You can use a softwire brush to break loose carbon deposits and clean things up even more.. but i usually do a quick intake cleaning, throttle body cleaning and fuel injection cleaning once a year so i don't have much build-up. the EAVC is your air valve controller, it controls the idle speed of the car carbon can build up on the orifices and cause problems but they usually don't go bad. It's located next to the throttle body towards the rear of the car ( right side if you're looking at the TB). You are correct, the butterfly is the valve that opens with the throttle. I clean that as well as all the linkages so make sure it opens and shuts smoothly. Just make sure you use "Intake cleaner spray" and not carb cleaner or brake cleaner as these two are more caustic and can cause problems with sensors and/or rubber connections.
 

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Hey Nick-

First of all, welcome to our new 206 Memeber. You should come out to HIN next weekend!!!

What procedure do you use to clean your fuel injectors? Is it as simple as using a bottle of fuel injector cleaner at a gas fillup, or do you have a better method?

-Furball
88 Coupe
88 Sedan
94 Coupe w/ 6 speed
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Furball,

I use GM Top Engine Cleaner for the intake track and GM fuel system cleaner for the injectors. For the fuel injectors you bypass the fuel lines from the tank and hook the injectors to the machine, you then run the car with the FI cleaner until the bottle runs dry.. works well but need a competant shop with the proper machinery.. I've also used BG's 44k and have heard others comment on it's usefulness. 44k is something you just pour in the gas tank so could be easiest for those DIY'r
 

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I own a 1990 Legend Coupe L and i have heard that it could be o2 sensors or the problems could be in your throttle body . One thing I have done to temp the problem is to have someone adjust your throttle by hand it could help or make it worse depending your G1
 

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