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I have 94 coupe ls with 95,000 miles on it. I recently just changed the oil, air filter, fuel filter and did the tranny flush and refill. While I was doing the flush and refill, the first time I took the drain plug out it had alot of metal on it. The second time it had metal on it as well, but not as much, and on the third and fourth time no metal. I have just a few questions. My trans still seems as if it is slipping especially at take off. Also, while I'm driving it feels as if the car is dragging or as if its struggling. This happens between 65mph or higher.

Now I haven't had the 90,000 mile service done on it yet because of low funds, but plan on doing very soon. What I want to know is what is involved or done in this service. Does it consist of timing belt, water pump, all other drive belts, spark plugs etc. I basically just want to know what I should have done to the car. I bought the car in 1999 with 46,000 miles on it and really have no idea what maintences services were done. I give an oil change every 3,000 miles using mobil 1 synthetic 5w30. As for the trans that was the first time I had done the flush and refill.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

I'm going to bring it to the dealer on Monday so they can check out the trans for me. Hopefully it's just a mount or something and not something serious like needing a new transmission.

thanks again and sorry this was so long.
 

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What do you mean you had alot of metal on the drain plug? Are you saying there are alot of like metal shavings floating around in the tranny oil? That's not good if that's the case, and may need to be checked out.
As for the timing belt job. The 90K service at a dealer entails replacing the timing belt and accessory belts. Water pump is inspected but not necessarily changed if it's looks ok, but everyone here would agree to do it at the same time to save on time and money since your bound to be replacing it soon.
 

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I am unable to address your transmissions situation, but here is the run down from the Acura Maintenance record book for the 90K service:
1. Drain & Refill
Engine Oil,Replace Oil Filter,Transmission Oil (Manual), Engine Coolant, Brake Fluid

2. Inspect, adjust or replace
Idel Speeds, Valve Clearance, Alternator drive belt, Cooking system hoses and connections, Air cleaner element, Fuel filter, Hoses and connections, Intake air temperature control system, Choke mechanism, Choke opener operations, Ignition timing and control system, Spark plugs - (Platinum plugs Extra!), Distributor cap and rotor, Ignition wiring, Crankcase emission control system, Brake hoses and lines, Front brake pads, discs and calipers, Rear brakes, Parking brake, Clutch releases arm travel, Front and rear suspension, Exhaust system, Steering operation and tie rods, Steering gear box and boots, Power steering system, Power steering pump belt, Windshield Washer fluid, Tire pressures

Rotate Tires if desired

Wheel alignemnt also recommended.

Add the timing belt and water pump, thus you have $800 worth of service :D
 

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All internal parts wear. You should expect to see some very, very fine metal particulate. Large shavings are indicative of an A/T soon to buy the farm.

My guess is that the A/T fluid had never been changed and the evidence of very fine metal particles over several changes was simply due to remaining particles in suspension not being able to be attracted to an already loaded drain plug magnet..I hope.

The salient ? is whether you used Honda A/T and whether you refilled the unit to spec. This could contribute to the symptoms you depict.
 

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I forgot to add that if you plan on performing any DIY repairs, you MUST buy the HELM Service Manual. This suggestion is not just for you but for any Legend owner. It should be the first item on your list; before even thinking about any accessory or modification.
 

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man, most importantly before you do anything, take it to a shop/specialist in transmissions, like AAMCO transmissions, and have them run a diagnostic on your transmission....cuz if your transmission is slipping, that's not good, that's really expensive to replace.
 

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If I need a new trans, I probably will be getting rid of the car then. Lets say I keep it would you guys recommend going to the dealer for a new trans or elsewhere.
 

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Is the tranny drain plug really magnetic to attract the metal floating around the mix if any? That would be really smart if that's for real.
 
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