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Old 11 May 2010, 12:16 am
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Default Gas gauge problem -1990 Acura Legend-?

I have a 1990 Acura Legend with 220,000 k on it, that I just bought a few weeks ago. And I've been noticing a few problems.

I notice that when I am driving steadily (with no stops) the gas gauge will stay in one place. When I put on the breaks, it goes down. For example, if I had half a tank of gas, when i break the gauge goes down to a quarter. then when I start going again it will go back to half a tank.

Also, sometimes it has a hard start, or will start, then idle and turn off.

So, I'm thinking something to with the fuel pump or fsu?

the only other thing i would think it could possibly be is the cluster, but only because the odometer is broken, although i don't really think it would be that.
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Old 11 May 2010, 12:31 am
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yeah try changing out the fuel filter and the cluster. that would be where i would be starting for sure. then try changing out the spark plugs and wires for the hard start.

good luck man.
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Old 25 May 2010, 02:36 pm
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Default Re: Gas gauge problem -1990 Acura Legend-?

I have a 93 legend and this does the same in regards to the gauge going up and down like that. I changed the float sending unit and fuel filter. Still hasn't changed a thing in regards to the gauge going up and down. My car has always done this and I've seen it on other cars such as honda's,etc. It's normal, it's just how older cars work.

This is because with these old cars there is no buffer. in new cars the car accounts for the movement around corners and hitting the brake and so it doesn't react to that. In these old cars, when you hit the brake the fuel goes to the front of the tank, the floater drops down, and the guage goes down. then when you accelerate, the fuel goes to the back of the tank, the floater rises up, and the guage goes back up. Thats just the way old cars are

if you somehow fixed this let me know, till then we just have to deal with how older cars were made
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