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#396 of 812 Steering Wheel Vibrations
Jul 31, 2002 (11:16 am)
I am the original owner of a 1991 Cobalt Blue Legend Sedan with nearly 90,000 miles. I have followed the Acura maintenance schedule religiously.
Last week I took a 400 mile roundtrip and noticed intermitent steering wheel vibrations at various highway speeds. It would come and go between 50 and 70 MPH and it was not consistent at what speeds the steering wheel would vibrate and which speeds would be smooth.
I just had the tires balanced and rotated in April, which was less than 3,000 miles ago.
5 years ago I had to replace the master cylinder because the brakes were engaging on their own. The problem started with minor occasional vibrations and within a few weeks the brakes were actually smoking after a short trip to the Acura service dept. That is when they believed I had a problem and tried the master cylinder, which solved the problem.
Does my current problem sound like the beginning of a master cylinder problem again? Any other thoughts? I see that master cylinder problems are common in the Legend. For those of you that have had to replace yours, what were the symptoms.
Thanks for your help. I'll be crossing the 90,000 mile threshold this weekend with another out of town trip.
Also, this is now primarily my oldest daughter's car. She is starting college in a few weeks and will be 200 miles away. Does everyone agree that this car should be able to give her 4 years of reliable service (as long as I make sure that it is maintained!)?
Aug 03, 2002 (7:51 pm)
Ok, my first post wasn't to specific. I'll try again. The car blows out blue smoke after it has been sitting idling for about 5 minutes. The car has 130,000 miles. I am using about 1.5 qts of oil every 3000 miles. Does this sound like rings or something else?
Aug 05, 2002 (8:56 am)
I am looking for some feedback on 93-93 Acura Vigor Model- I have been car shopping for one lately and I am interested in your opinion about this, I have seen the price range between $5500-$7500. I am deciding between thie model or a high end Accord. Thanks for your input a head of time.
#399 of 812 legend radiator!!!
Aug 05, 2002 (10:17 am)
I need to replace the radiator on my 93 legend L. I have the following questions:
1. what is the price at acura dealer?
2. I am thinking to buy the radiator online. The cost is ~$120. a local garage quote me $110 for labor to do the job? is it a good deal?
3. How many types of radiators out there for my car? Someone mentioned something like single-core and double core types, which type should mine be?
Thanks a million!
P/S I live in central Jersey.
Aug 10, 2002 (2:08 pm)
I have a 1991 Legend LS, and I'm interested in buying a cover for the rear seats.
Does anyone know where I can buy one?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Aug 12, 2002 (5:47 pm)
I have contacted nearly everybody associated with Acura and nobody can seem to supply me with factual information on the differences between the 1991-95 Legend Sedans. I want to make sure I am getting the best car for the money and considering I have to drive nearly 150 miles to check them out, I want to know exactly I'm driving to look at. Where can I get this information?
#402 of 812 Chris - check post #380 on this board for information
Aug 12, 2002 (6:18 pm)
Aug 12, 2002 (10:19 pm)
I believe you are burning coolant...or would blue smoke indicate oil? Hmm...I forget...anyway...if your car is around the 130k mark...you may have a headgasket failure...it is not uncommon.
Aug 12, 2002 (10:28 pm)
first...you need to relax. The 'factual' differences between the years are small. Some of the 'factual' differences are the engines...type I, or type II...cupholder...airconditioner. Thats pretty much it...everything else is close enough to be the same...most of the variation is with the trim. Any second generation sedan you want to get is going to be good. Not much changed because the change wasn't needed. the type II engine came out with the GS model...maybe some later LS models too?...not sure...GS...is the 'sportier' more powerful legend...if you find one in good condition...consider yourself lucky...especially a 6 speed. Cupholder...I think most or all have them...I dont. AC...EPA regulations forced car makers to use a different refridgerant. anything else?
Aug 14, 2002 (1:30 pm)
What's the difference between the L and the LS. I did a price search and found that the L is worth more than the LS in both Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book? Why the difference? Isn't the LS the more "luxurious" model?