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#766 of 812 1990 Acura Legend "L" 4 Door Sedan Expansion Valve
Jul 17, 2009 (1:56 pm)
I just purchased a 1990 Acura Legend.">It has 106,000 and is almost perfect inside and out. It had 2 owners, the second of which only held onto it for 5 months. The timing belt has never been changed, it idles a little rough and the AC Expansion Valve needs to be replaced. I discovered the Expansion Valve when I switched over to 134a from R-12. I first thought the compressor wasn't working but i was told the compressor shuts off if the expansion valve is clogged. Has anyone changed it before? If so, what exactly is involved. Oh and does anyone know where I can get the hardware to fix the inside driver door compartment? Thank you for your time.
Jul 21, 2009 (7:14 pm)
my 92 acura legend,
When I start it, it lopes between 1k-3k rpm as if it has a big block chevy cam in it lol. drive or rev it gos away, but on idol it is very annoying.
Been checking for vac leaks, but to avail. Any sugestions?
Thank you for your time in this matter.
#768 of 812 94 Legend L; Cash for Clunkers PRE-CAT.
Jul 28, 2009 (11:36 am)
I have a 94 L sedan automatic; the cash for clunkers (not that I think it is a clunker at all) lists two, one "PRE-CAT" that qualifies and the other that doesn't. How can one tell if their car is "PRE-CAT". I've called my mechanic and an acura dealer, and no one seems to know the answer. Anyone out there that knows?
#769 of 812 Re: 94 Legend L; Cash for Clunkers PRE-CAT. [chargerfan]
Jul 29, 2009 (7:18 pm)
I have a 93 Legend and I have the same question...I have been to two dealers and called Acura, they do not know what I am talking about:
The pre-cat car is listed as 18 mpg and the other is listed at 19mpg, I even went online to break down the VIN and it does not tell me anything... So maybe the GOV. can't tell either??????
Aug 04, 2009 (7:57 am)
How many miles on it? Check spark plugs/ change spark plugs. Change fuel, air filters and clean fuel injectors. may be time to change timingbelt.
#771 of 812 Starting When Hot
Aug 14, 2009 (3:00 pm)
I have a 90 Acura Legend that has trouble starting when it is hot outside. Also, I recently had a transmission put in it and since then the coolant has been complete leaking when it is hot outside. The problem of it starting has been a problem since before the transmission was put in. Sometimes when the car wont start and I notice the coolant is gone I fill the resivor up and it starts right away. In any case when the car wont start its hot (above 78) and the engine just turns over, nothing catches.
#772 of 812 Climate Control Panel
Sep 05, 2009 (2:00 pm)
I have a '88 Legend L, which has a problem with the climate control panel (non-automatic heater control switch assembly, p/n #79600-SD4-A02 - I think this is the correct p/n). The left knob, which controls the fan speed, is very difficult to turn on and off. It is basically stuck in the same spot meaning I can't increase or decrease the fan speed.
I've looked on-line on replacing the entire unit. New ones run over $500. However, I found one on e-bay for < $100. Has anybody had issues with this part and is it difficult to replace. If I replaced the entire unit, does this solve my problem on turning the on / off knob or is their another unit behind this one? Any information would be appreciated. The car is extremely low miles for a 21 year old car (< 90K) and I would love to keep it.
#774 of 812 what to do with our Acura Legend 1987?
Sep 14, 2009 (4:42 pm)
We have a very clean-bodied 1987 Acura legend sedan that has various mechanical problems. How can we best fix it up, or get it to someone with the know-how to get it fixed up? It has an alternator problem, transmission whining, and some sort of missing going on. Suggestions?
#775 of 812 Re: Type of gas that 1993 Legend should use [lhy]
Sep 21, 2009 (11:03 pm)
If you follow the manual, then yes. I have to say if you put 87, the car will run considerably rougher, that is, you will notice a difference in smoothness provided that your Legend is in good condition. So I'd follow the manual, and put the 93. But if you're struggling then 89 may be ok, but never 87!!!