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sluggish 93 legacy

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#1 dasoob


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Posted 06 September 2004 - 12:32 AM

I dont know if its anything to worry about but it seems when i let my 93 legacy sit overnite the next morning it seems a little sluggish when it first gets going...any ideas?


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Posted 06 September 2004 - 10:26 AM

Well, I have noticed when my '93 is garaged for several days then

  • The 4EAT hesitates when shifting from 2-3
  • The overdrive will not engage at all
  • The brakes are quite weak requiring extra foot pressure to stop adequately
  • The steering seems to have a little bit of "wander".
These conditions usually clear up in about 10 minutes of normal driving (about how long it takes me to reach the local freeway after leaving my house). Since the PS and trans. use the same fluid (Dexron II/III which may not perform well below 40 degrees C and optimizes at 80+/-) they will exhibit similar characteristics while warming up. Face it, these systems are all getting old and losing some of their resiliency. Personally, I am not relishing the idea of overhauling the transmission, brake booster or power steering system.

Is your engine idling rough? Feel like a cylinder or two not firing? Check your ignition wires and/or coil. I had these problems a while back and replacing these items made a night/day difference. Of course YMMV. Get a good mechanic if you do not trust your expertise (I still don't for many things :-).

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