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#693 of 812 1993 Acura Legend Owners Manual
Jun 26, 2007 (2:46 pm)
I am in need of a copy of the section pertaining to seat belts in the 1993 Acura Legend Owners Manual. My manual was recently stolen, and I am trying to fight a ticket in court. I was cited for wearing my seat belt incorrectly (shoulder strap under my arm). I would greatly appreciate it if that section could be copied and faxed or emailed to me. Thank you!!!!!! Wish me luck
#694 of 812 Re: help with Legend
Jun 27, 2007 (8:40 am)
Call, or go to, your local Acura dealership. They will (usually) provide the code. If all else fails call Acura of Augusta(GA) 1-800-851 5158
#695 of 812 Re: Legend manual
Jun 27, 2007 (8:42 am)
You were wearing your seatbelt incorrectly; what is there to dispute?
#696 of 812 Re: Acura Legend steering [dynamtrans]
Jun 30, 2007 (10:06 am)
Don't rule out the possibility that the previous owner might have disconnected the power steering on purpose. This is one of those cars that you can make a 90 degree turn with a pinky finger.
#697 of 812 Blinking D4 light and wandering speedometer
Jul 10, 2007 (2:56 pm)
I had this problem with my 92 coupe. I replaced the speed sensor on the transmission. Resolved the issue. I think it cost me $250.
92 Legend Coupe. 300k miles and runs like a dream. Looking to purchase a M or GS but will keep the legend as a daily driver. This has been the most trouble free car I have ever owned.
#698 of 812 New Acura Owner With A Couple Questions
Jul 18, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I just bought an 87 Acura Legend. I've never owned one before but it was such a great deal I couldn't pass it up. I'm beginning to understand the passion that I am reading in previous posts. What a great automobile! Also, it's obvious that the previous owner (only owner) had that passion as he kept an unbelievably meticulous (almost obsessive) record of everything that has ever been done to it. It's got 210,000 miles on it and runs beautifully, floats down the road, and has brand new leather interior.
Anyway, I have 2 issues that I need to try and resolve. First is the Speedometer. The answer to this may be in the previous post, but it seems to be all over the place. Every once in a while it shows the correct speed but usually runs about 50mph above what I'm going and bounces around. Is this a "speed sensor" in the transmission? And if so what does it take to replace it?
The other problem is in the A/C fan motor. It's either on all the way or not at all. Someone mentioned to me about a resistor that controls the variable speed. Does this sound right? and, again, if so what does it take to replace it?
I'm looking forward to getting to know this car really well!
Thanks for any feed back.
#699 of 812 legend electrical problems
Jul 21, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I have a 1989 Legend that will not start I replaced the coil ignitor and it ran for about 10 miles and then quit i think something is causeing it to burn the coil but dont know what it might be I have also been told to check the Electronic modulator but have no idea where it is or how to check to see if it is good any help is apperciated
#700 of 812 Not A typical Head Gasket Problem
Aug 13, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Not A Typical Head Gasket Problem
If somebody could help me who has some knowledge of Acura or Honda, Iíd appreciate it.
I have a 1993 4 door acura legend, itís been a great car for me but it does have 200k miles on it. Iíve had an off and on problem over the last 9 months of overheating. 7 months ago, I replaced the thermostat, and put in new radiator. Shortly after 3 hoses had broken, over the course of about 6 weeks, 2 from the radiator. We replaced them, they were old and needed replacing. At the time we tested the engine with block test , it should turn the fluid from dark blue ultimately to yellow if there was a head gasket problem, it did change slightly to a green blue, but was not conclusive as to being a head gasket problem. And that made sense in that the car showed no symptoms of a head gasket problem, there was no water in the oil, there was no smoke in the exhaust upon starting up in the morning and the compression was fine.
For the first 3 months of this year, it ran fine until it started overheating again. It wouldnít use much coolant. I would always pull aside at the first hint of overheating and checked my levels, usually to find that the radiator was down a quart but that the auxiliary reservoir was always full never augmenting the radiator coolant level. After letting it cool off, adding small amounts of coolant and turning on the heater, I could manage to continue where I was going or drive back home without a further incident.
A few months ago I took my car to another mechanic, he ended up replacing the thermostat again, the water pump, which was making some noise but I couldnít determine was really leaking, an o ring in the manifold, and several sensors that I knew werenít the problem. It cost me $1100 bucks.
Still a few days later, it overheated again,. The time between overheating incidents had became less and less , to the point they were happening every 75 miles if I didnít replenish the coolant levels. At a friends urging I had the thermostat removed. I had heard that Honda had problems with their replacement thermostats.
When I removed the thermostat, I had over 120 miles without an incident, I was feeling confident that was the problem until I took about a 100 mile trip and found it overheating again.
At one point I wondered if I had the right radiator. After coming home from a 50 mile trip I opened the hood to find it spraying through a pinhole leak for about 30 seconds. I took it to the guy who sold me the radiator, he tested it under 18 lbs. psi and it didnít leak. He said it was the right radiator and he couldnít replace if he couldnít find a leak it and that he suspected that it was a head gasket problem. We bleeded it , there were a few bubbles every once in a while but not enough to assume the worst.
More recently the symptoms are becoming more the same, the hoses feel very much under pressure after driving only say 15 miles. Without the common symptoms, could this still be a head gasket problem?
Thank You for any counsel
#701 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kirkaja]
Aug 13, 2007 (7:31 pm)
I've had the same problem on my 95 Legend (189K)and have had simular issues than you. I also hooked the fan up directly so it run whenever the key is on. Found milkly white on my dip stick last Sat (head gasket, thermostat, waterpump, radiator and cap are less than a year old. SUCKS!
#702 of 812 AC receiver Dryer/ Head Gasket
Aug 26, 2007 (9:57 am)
Hello i have a 1995 Legend LS Coup with 140,000 mile, need to replace the ac receiver dryer is that a common problem with the ac's on the legend and by doing the regular maintenance will that slow the risk of a blow head gasket?