1990 Acura Legend Q&A
1990 Acura Legend Question: Check Engine Light, Car idle but dies when giving it gas?
I was driving from Sacramento to Truckee and my check engine light came on. Then my car started puttering. I stopped at a gas station, checked the oil and turn around. It was still puttering and I made it all the way to my drive way before it died. Now, I can start it and it is fine idling but as soon as I give it gas, it dies? Suggestions? - king_blackwell
That car has on board diagnosis level 1 (OBD1) which is pretty primitive but may show you the problem Just a guess distributor issue if you have higher mileage. To get Check Engine Light codes look at http://www.troublecodes.net/acura/ There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online - patrick mannion
If check engine light on, you can follow these tips to check your car: 1. Check your dashboard gauges and lights for indications of low oil pressure or overheating. 2. Try tightening your gas cap. 3. Reduce speed and load. If didn't work, you need to read the fault code, get to know where the trouble is and fix it. The Acura H685 may be helpful if want to fix troubles by yourself (http://www.chinasinoy.com/wholesale/honda-acura-professional-tool-h685-1166.html). PS: 1990 Acura is too old, it may be difficult to find a suitable diagnostic tool for it. - chinasinoy