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#354 of 812 93 legend starting problem
Apr 01, 2002 (9:57 am)
We have a 1993 Acura Legend with 110K miles (it's for sale now if anyone is interested) that has been a wonderful car. It did experience some starting problems about a year ago similar to those discribed here. The problem was the electrical switch that is attached to the ignition keyswitch. It took about 10 minutes to replace, and it only cost $60 from Autozone for a lifetime guarantee part. Also, this new switch solved the "ghost door lock" problem that we had been experiencing now and then where our power locks would mysteriously start clicking when the car was sitting in the garage.
#355 of 812 Power Antenna Replaced
Apr 01, 2002 (7:38 pm)
I only replaced the power antenna, not the motor. I bought the antenna from the dealer for about $75 as finding a good aftermarket antenna is not worth the time. The process took me 30 min. start to finish.
The most important part is to use extreme caution (I used an old thick bath towel around the lip) when trying to unscrew the lip where the antenna goes in. If you do it wrong without a towel or other protection, you'll have scratched paint. I think it has 2 notches and needle nose pliers will work. You need two people to install the antenna, one to operate the radio power and one to try to perfectly get the plastic notches of the antenna to catch perfectly inside the antenna hole. It may take several attempts before you're successful.
The Acura dealer was going to charge me $125 for labor to install it. Ha!
#356 of 812 it's time to let it go
Apr 02, 2002 (8:31 am)
my wife's 1990 legend l coupe has 29,545 miles and were putting it up for sale next week and i'm trying to decide on an asking price.it's white and it still smells new,the only added options was real wood that still looks great and we had our acura dealer lower it,it really looks great but we need 4 doors and we've just about decided on the 03 tls. any price ideas would be appreciated.
#359 of 812 Sorry folks
Apr 09, 2002 (3:43 pm)
I had to remove a couple of posts - your Membership Agreement explicitly forbids using the Town Hall to sell or buy anything at all.
Some of you might want to check out Edmunds.com's Used Power Shopper either to list a used vehicle or to look for one available in your area.
I hope everything works out for you.
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#360 of 812 1990 Acura Legend Coupe
Apr 09, 2002 (9:08 pm)
Boy, I wish I had never given up my '90 Legend! Was offered a company car at the time and made the rational, economic choice then - just dumb in hindsight.
Anyway, '90s go for $3-6k depending on the mileage and condition. One with only 30k miles would probably command more but it's still 12 years old and a lot of folks are turned off by vehicles that old.
I have a friend who's a sales rep at my local Acura dealer - if you want, I'll ask him what these vehicles go for at dealer auctions and what he gets for ones on their used car lot. Let me know any questions you may have.
#361 of 812 Great Info Here on the Legends
Apr 12, 2002 (5:39 pm)
Just discovered this forum on Legends and am very appreciative of the good info I've been able to obtain from it. I've got a '90 Legend (L Series with cloth interior) that my wife drives daily to her work - approximately 60 miles daily. It's got 165,000 miles on it with never a wrench to the engine (tune-ups, etc excluded). After reading some of these posts, I checked with a good local mechanic who was dumbfounded that I hadn't replaced the timing belt. I guess ignorance is bliss as I had never even considered it. He said he would replace the water pump and timing belt for $550. Does this sound reasonable? I'm one of these "don't fix it 'til it's broke" kind of guys so parting with this kind of cash hurts! Incidentally, could there be any serious damage to the engine if the timing belt broke?
#362 of 812 Timing belt
Apr 12, 2002 (10:35 pm)
Spending $550 to replace the timing belt and the water pump could save you a lot later. If that timing belt breaks, it will cost a few grand just to repair the damage done to the engine. I hope this helps...
#363 of 812 Change the timing belt ........
Apr 13, 2002 (5:46 am)
You've been lucky so far. Honda (and most manufacturers, Toyota being a notable exception) builds engines that wll be TRASHED should the belt break during operation. This is definitely NOT an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" situation. As mentioned above, it will cost THOUSANDS. $550 is a fair and reasonable price.