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Old 02-14-2019, 05:54 AM
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I just got a 1999 Acura TL with 162,000 miles on it. A new transmission has been put in it and it only has 29,000 miles on it. I am taking it in to a mechanic to look at how stiff the pedal is which from what I have read on this forum leads me to think the throttle body has to be cleaned. Besides that, I love the bells and whistles it has for a 1999 car - heated seats, steering wheel that controls the radio, etc.

I am joining this forum to get tips on things to always be on the lookout for when it comes to maintaining the car. I want this vehicle to run for as long as possible. Besides the transmission issue which these vehicles have been known for, are there other big issues? What tips do any of you have for longevity of the car to increase?

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Old 02-14-2019, 06:02 AM
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One more thing I forgot to add - the owner I bought it from said to go easy on the pedal - the reason the original transmission decayed quickly is because he floored it often. I am keeping this in mind and am not pressing too hard on the stiff pedal. once the throttle body is cleaned, what is the max speed you recommend driving. The fastest I've gone so far is 85. I feel wary of going faster than that even with the new transmission, so also hoping to get advice on max speed and its effects on transmission
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I also have a 99 Acura TL. Transmission had to be rebuilt last year, at around 140k miles.
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