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alright.. i need help. heres the deal. my 89 Legend Coupe stalls from time to time. my RPM is around 700-800 when idling in drive.. thats not a good thing.. i just had alot of engine work done, radiator, new alternator, new oil filter.. and so on.. seems its a battery problem. other than corrosoion on my battery heads.. i would have other problems where sometimes everythign electrical would shut off when i try to turn over the car. i woudl remedy this by reattaching the wires to the battery and not having them on so tight.. i figurea battery problem is the cause of the low rpm and stalling.. but i realised when i tightened the wires on the heads today.. my radio cut out on me alot (cd player with car kit) . . not a good sign.. so ... how can i fix this? is there a possible short in the wiring? (reason i had to replace alternator, car ran after replacing alternator however).. or what ? any help would be appreciated..
 

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When exactly does it stall?

When driving? When idling? Right after starting? In traffic?

Have you checked to see if your battery is fully charged? Check the ground on the battery?

I suppose this could be a start.
 

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heh

i think it is a battery problem.. or something electrical related.. it hasnt stalled on my lately.. but only when i idle at lights and sometimes on rare occasions when i start my car.
 

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Stalling

Something like that happened to me but not as serious. Turned out to be something called a Thermal X valve or chip. That was in my Accord though...maybe you have something similar in your Legend. That hasnt happened in my Legend yet but when my Accord did that...we pretty much replaced everything you did before figuring out what it was.

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As far as your RPM's, they should be right around 750 when idling, so that is normal. What year and model do you have? If you have ABS, if your battery isn't getting a good connection or your system isn't fully charging, your ANTI-LOCK light will go on. It doesn't sound like a battery problem to me though. If it starts up after it stalls, it's likely something else. The things I would suspect are vacuum leak or a fuel problem.
When is the last time you had a tune up done, dist. cap, rotor, plugs, wires, fuel filter etc. If it hasn't been in 60,000 miles or longer, this might fix your problem.
Does your engine light come on at all?
 

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When was the last tune up?

For me, I had this same issue and it turned out to be a cap + rotor. The simplest of simple things.
 
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