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Old 09-19-11, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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running rough at low rpm ??? too soon for Ball joints??

Just getting my recently acquired 91 L sedan on the road, and had it checked out today by my trusted mechanic's shop. Although the car handles very well (straight, solid, quiet on the street and highway) they tell me I need both front lower ball joints replaced; and both rear lower stabilizer link bushings replaced. Car has 244k kms (about 145k miles) on it. Are these suspension issues "normal" for this amount of mileage? Car starts and runs fine (just replaced the thermostat as the car seemed to be running a bit hot ...and lower rad hose was not heating up very fast) ...however, I've noticed that as I rev the engine up from idle to about 2k rpm, at about 1200 rpm the engine runs rough ...almost like one of the spark plugs is not firing ...but then as the rpms increase, it smooths out, and seems to be running fine ....any suggestions??
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Bushing wise yes and no it depends on how the car was used. But on the idle problem check the hoses for cracks and the vacuum lines as well.
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Thanks for the response. I'm an experienced Legend owner (and tinkerer) ...but, WOW, there's a LOT of plumbing under the hood on a G2 Legend (more than a G1 for sure) ..where do you figure I might start my vacuum line check?
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check the 1 going to throttle and airfilter.
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