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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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90,000 Service

I've had the 90K service done. I will list what the ACURA specialist (not the dealer)here in L.A. does for $235.00

Computer Diagnosis Refill coolant
Change transmission oil Replace diferential
Fill power steering oil Refill clutch oil
Replace spark plugs Inspect spark plug wires
Replace fuel filter New air/oil filter
Replace PCV valve Replace oil drain plug washer
Adjust valves Fill washer solvent
Service tires Check/adjust ignition timing
Replace valve cover gaskets Check/adjust clutch
Inspect drive axles Inspect/adjust drive belts
Inspect cooling system Inspect A/C
Inspect head & tail lights Inspect wiper blades
Inspect & adjust braking system Inspect exhaust system
Inspect suspension Lube door hinges
Inspect radiator fans
Road test
oil change:D

As far as the transmission, it sounds like we have the same problem. I was told that I need a mount to correct the problem. Hope that makes you feel better.:)
 

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Re: 90,000 Service

cristalen said:
I've had the 90K service done. I will list what the ACURA specialist (not the dealer)here in L.A. does for $235.00

Computer Diagnosis Refill coolant
Change transmission oil Replace diferential
Fill power steering oil Refill clutch oil
Replace spark plugs Inspect spark plug wires
Replace fuel filter New air/oil filter
Replace PCV valve Replace oil drain plug washer
Adjust valves Fill washer solvent
Service tires Check/adjust ignition timing
Replace valve cover gaskets Check/adjust clutch
Inspect drive axles Inspect/adjust drive belts
Inspect cooling system Inspect A/C
Inspect head & tail lights Inspect wiper blades
Inspect & adjust braking system Inspect exhaust system
Inspect suspension Lube door hinges
Inspect radiator fans
Road test
oil change:D
Cristalen,

Was your timing belt replaced? I did not see it on the list, service specifications call for a timing belt replacement at 90,000 miles. These engines are "Interface" engines, meaning there is low clearance of the valves. Therefore, if that timing belt were to rip, it would take out your engine with it. A very costly fix if that were to happen. Let us know if it was.
 

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No, they didn't replace my timing belt. I have to take it back in for a tune up within the next
or so. I will have it replaced. I'm sure that's cheaper than an engine!!!!!

THANKS FOR THE INFO.!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No problem, the most vital part of the 90k service, is actually the timing belt. Let us know how much they charge you for it. It will definately be cheaper than a new engine :)
 

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Mainly the timing belt and water pump should be at the top of the list, but the other stuff you can probably do yourself. I just had mine done at the dealer which I kinda regret now b/c John Eagle Acura ripped me off. Car is fine, but they overcharged me w/ bogus labor charges. Always remember to get any service agreement in writing b/f you leave, verbal agreement is crap, which costed me extra $200.
 
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