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#716 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kirkaja]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:08 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 (5:10 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 (10:28 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.
#719 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [mclachlan]
Jan 29, 2008 (11:07 pm)
Reply to Donald.
Answer a few questions first. Have you experienced any overheating, or weird idling or even smelled something burning coming through the vents or when you get out of your car after maybe a 30 min drive? Those could be symptoms of leakage or problems brewing. As for the power steering, have you noticed that you have to put a little more muscle in to a turn from a dead stand, than compared to when the car was brand new? Have you had to refill the steering fluid, and if so how often? If it is a gasket problem and you want the car for longer period of time, my advise would to get it done as well as check every thing else related to those workings. Always get a second opinion or qoute for repair.
I hope this helps.
#720 of 812 Re: Should I buy a 92 Legend ? [gbesana]
Feb 07, 2008 (10:40 am)
I bought my Silver, 92 Legend L 4dr sedan in 1992 with less than 5,000 miles on it. This is February 2008 and I have 50,000 miles on it. It is garaged all the time and never sees snow. It is never parked near another car, so the finish looks showroom new. I replaced the timing belt and water pump at 45,000 only because they thought I should. It was in perfect condition. I have replaced the front headlights with brighter bulbs. Normal service maintenance. Recently replaced the original front tires and aligned all 4 wheels. This car is fantastic. A fun car. It drives and looks like new. It holds the road so well. I never liked to have ugly license plates on the front, so I have driven it with a nice clean look on the front for 16 years. This car was built in Japan. My main driver is a Chrysler product and my H-D cycle.
#721 of 812 Switching fan relay
Feb 13, 2008 (5:37 pm)
Hi. I'm new to this board. I found it while trying to trouble shoot a problem and loved it. My question is, does anyone know where the relay switch is on the 91 Legend cpe? I've reviewed questions and answers, but couldn't seem to find an answer where it is located. The fans won't come on when the car begins to overheat, but will come on after the engine is turned off. I also have an 88 Legend and the fans won't come on when the air condition is on and cause it to overheat. Cut the a/c off and it goes back to normal. I also have an 89 Sterling with the type II with a 5sp that will just flat die while driving, then once the check engine light comes on the car will drive fine. So if you can answer any of these questions it would be GREAT!!
I love all my acuara's!! I have 4, the 2 legends, the sterling and an integra. However im gonna sale 3. The integra is sold basically, I want to get the sterling right before I sale it. I'm only gonna keep the 91 Coupe. Only gone to sale the 88 coupe after getting my wife a minivan or something. All have over 200kmi except the Sterling of 116kmi and run smooth.
Thanks Jimi H
#725 of 812 parts problem
Apr 17, 2008 (8:19 am)
I bought my daughter a 93 ledend and the speedometer doesn't work when it get's warm. I was looking at parts and don't know if I need a speed transmitter or a speed sensor? also the speed transmitter part look different from one auto parts dealer than the other. Can any one help? Thanks.