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#709 of 812 1990 Acura Lengend stalling.
Oct 15, 2007 (10:31 pm)
We have a 1990 Acura Legend with 125K on it. We are the original owners and it has been a great car. However, it has started stalling. Took some friends on a drive to Mt. St. Helens about 80 miles roundtrip. The car ran fine, but then when I had to slow down and stop for a pedestrian, the car just died. It started up fine, but when I pulled into the driveway the car died again. It started up fine again. Anybody have a clue what the problem might be? Thanks.
#710 of 812 Acura legend trims
Nov 15, 2007 (6:34 pm)
Im looking to buy a Legend BUT im not sure on everything about the car i want the engine with 230 horsepower
Does that ONLY come in the GS?
Im not looking at a coupe im looking at the sedan
What trims does the 230 horsepower come in for the Legend sedan?
#711 of 812 Re: Acura Legend trims [bmwboy]
Nov 16, 2007 (9:41 pm)
The LS and GS models in 1993 on had the 230 hp Type II engine.
#712 of 812 Re: Acura Legend trims [acural]
Nov 17, 2007 (11:23 pm)
actually, as far as sedans are concerned, only the GS models, which debuted in '94, have the 230 hp Type II engine. however, all coupes after 1993 have the Type II engine.
#713 of 812 Re: 94 gs [andmoon]
Nov 24, 2007 (8:39 pm)
Yes, you should ALWAYS replace the Water Pump along with a Timing Belft, usually at 90K miles. I did mine 89K just to be safe. Much to my surprise, the mechanioc said the belt was in very good shape, likely because I don't drive the car real hard. The benefit of also doig teh WP at same time is 1) the engine is alreay half tore down anyway, 2) the WP itself isn't an expensive part and 3) the TB can snap if the WP seizes up, which also usually leads to bent valves and much more expense.
#714 of 812 92 acura lerend - cold weather engine races in idle
Dec 11, 2007 (8:00 pm)
Last year this time, when the weather became colder, my engine started racing in idle. After a while it started doing the same thing in drive. I took the car in for servicing and the mechanic said I just needed fluid in the radiator. Everything was fine until now. The car started racing intermittently while in nutural. I took it by the mechanic, but he is nolonger there. The new mechanic said I had enough fluid in the radiator, but he proceeded to put some in the overflow. All was fine for 2 days. Now it is racing and boiling over, out of the radiator. The temp control dial in the car is normal. Do I need to put a special mixture of the fluid in the radiator?
Please make a recommendation as to what I must do.
#715 of 812 1994 Acura Legend
Dec 19, 2007 (11:43 am)
I have a 1994 Acure Legend L and recently the taillight on the passenger side quit working, but it still lights up when I hit the brake. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be or how to fix it? Also, my entire gauge lighting has gone out.
#716 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kirkaja]
Dec 30, 2007 (4:08 pm)
Hi Kirkaja! I've been an Legend owner for ten years and still counting. I'm 31 yrs now and have owned 5 Legends and 1 TL, and have definitely had my share of mechanical problems with the legends. I've had the problems with the overheating, differentials, tie rods and axles, shocks and struts, glass replacement, trunk leaks, power windows, tail pipe smoke, and stallings that happen out of no where! It seems to me that you might want to get the whole system reconditioned from the head gaskets to the senors.
You have to remember that the car was well made and that all the components kind of depend on each other to perform their very best. Try replacing the coolant temperature sensor and temperature switch as well as the usual like gaskets, pumps and thermostat. But it would also help if u have the engine, radiator, and transmission flush and fill.
I know it sounds like that would be a hefty repair bill but just think how much longer your "LEGEND" would last! You got to remember that the previous owner of your new baby may have not taken the best care possible. That's probably why they gave it up in the first place, thinking they'll just get a newer car and be alright. TRUST ME! They still reminise about that LEGEND!
As for as the car stalling, try replacing spark plugs, air filters and fuel filter. If that don't work, you might want to take a look at the catalytic converter.
These cars are AWESOME! This car helped me to convince my wife that buying a late model used car with over 125,000 miles is a great idea (as long as it is a "LEGEND"). We are the proud owners of two Acura Legends. A 1994 Legend GS(type II engine), and a 1993 Legend LS; both 4 door sedans. How ya luv dat!
#717 of 812 Re: 1994 Acura Legend [rw3535]
Dec 30, 2007 (4:10 pm)
Just replace that particular light bulb. Those bulbs have 2 filaments in them and one of them may have blown out.
#718 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [heknwevrythang]
Jan 24, 2008 (9:28 am)
Hello: My first foray into this forum..: I've been driving a1994 Acura LS since 1996. It now has 135,000 on it and I've maintained it meticulously. I'm now told, during routine service, that the engine gasket, and the power steering pump are leaking. BIG BILL! Are these problems I should expect at this mileage/age? Never run so many miles on any car before. Grateful for comments.