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Acura Legend



  • jkr1jkr1 Posts: 5
    First thing I checked was the glovebox valet switch. That is not the problem... Nor is it a fuse...
  • I have recently come into possession of a 1995 Acura Legend GS, with all the works, but it also has 130,000 miles on it. I've never owned Honda/Acura cars before, and would like to know if anyone knows of problems occurring with this model at this stage. It appears to be in excellent condition, and I have not had any trouble in the last couple of weeks I've driven it, but as I said, I'd like to know of any problems (if there are any) that happen to these cars. So far, I've been very impressed by it; it handles very well and is a lot more responsive, agile, and faster than my previous vehicle ('89 Isuzu PU). Any comments would be appreciated.
  • th83th83 Posts: 164
    Brent-The metallic rattling noise that you hear is more than likely the catalytic converter heat shield. There was a TSB on it and it can be easily fixed

    mrdosguy-A '95 Legend GS with 130k miles has plenty left in it thanks to the great Honda/Acura reliability record. Has all of the required maintenance has been done(timing belt and water pump are the two most important)? If so, you shouldn't have too much to worry about. The most common problems for the Legend occur in the cooling system. The stock radiator has a plastic tank that has a bad habit of cracking. Other than the cooling system, not many things usually go wrong. Enjoy your car!
  • jkr1jkr1 Posts: 5
    Anyone had problems with engine surging while in park? Occasionally, the engine will surge and rpms go from 1000 - 2000 and back/forth. I own a '92 Legend? Any help is appreciated.
  • Thanks for the info, th83. I haven't had it looked at, but I made an appointment for next weekend, so I'll find out if anything is wrong with it. I hope not, cause I have to say I've fallen in love with this car. Very nice ride...
  • th83th83 Posts: 164
    jkr-I have that problem, too. I also have the aforementioned overheating problem which leaves me to believe that my car has a blown headgasket. As much as I hate to admit it, it makes sense. My car is also losing coolant and I think it may be going into the oil. Check your oil and coolant levels often for any changes in the levels. If your coolant levels drop but your oil level raises, chances are you have a blown headgasket. If the levels do not change, you may just have a vacuum leak. I hope this helps...

    mrdosguy-Glad that I could help!
  • I am experiencing a problem with my 1988 acura legend L after taking a short trip. I am having trouble restarting my acura, I let it sit for a couple of minutes or hours and then it will restart with not problem. I wonder if anyone has had the similar problem, if so has it been fix and how much did it cost. Thanks alot
  • I forgot to add that also while driving the anti lock brake light would come on also. I wonder if the problems are related
  • i have a 1990 acura legend L and have experienced starting problems as well as the anti-lock brake light going on while driving (interupting the radio and messing with lights). while waiting for the car to decide to start again a man approached me and said his car- same year and model did the same thing. i am getting really fed up with it- is this a common problem? help!
  • lraclrac Posts: 4
    Any response yet to the trunk release problem?
    - same issue with my 1993 Legend L
    - glove box switch and fuses are OK
  • smithedsmithed Posts: 444
    1991 Legend LS Sedan. The light(s) for the speedometer and tach don't work. All the idiot type lights and turn signal indicators do work, but they are lit from behind. I can find no fuse in either box for the dash lights. Is there a light in the dash for the instruments, how do I get to it, or is that the likely problem? Thanks
  • Hey everybody. Got the car checked, its in good shape. One thing I've noticed is that one of the fog lights is burned out. Any ideas where I can find a replacement, and how much it would cost? Is the light specially tailored to the car (1995 Legend GS Sedan), or can I use others? Thanks for any answers.
  • what's up guys it's me again,1989 Acura Legend L. I am still experiencing problems starting the car after taking a short trip. The only way the car will start is if i let it cool. I took it to get repaired, they replace the distributor and it had no effect on the car. Somone PLEASE. If you have experience this very same problem and had it fix. I would be greatful if you would share some info on to was done and how was this problem fixed.
    Thank you so much in advance.
  • tcpip1tcpip1 Posts: 121
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  • fivofivo Posts: 5
    I just picked up my 95 GS this week. I have loved these cars for a long time. Not sure what I enjoy the most driving it, or just looking at it. It's amazing how good these cars look.


  • This is basically an update to any interested party. I have a 94 LS Coupe, 6-speed. After having the timing belt and water pump changed at 90,000 miles at the end of the year 2000, the car had a loud rattle at idle. After much discussion and after having it investigated by a mechanic, I have left it alone, and it has not gotten worse. The consensus is that it is probably something to do with the clutch, since the noise goes away when the clutch is put under a load. The car now has almost 100K miles on it, and I've never replaced the clutch, although I suspect it will be done this year. However, I did just have all, repeat all, radiator/coolant hoses replaced. The car had a slow leak that we could not isolate, so the mechanic recommended replacing all hoses. You can see I believe in preventive maintenance. Since I bought the car in 1998, it has had the following major maintenance, in no particular order: radiator replaced, front brakes, radio antenna motor thingy replaced, timing belt and water pump, all coolant hoses, alarm actuater (?) in doors fixed, four new tires (michelin--rides like a dream), and transmission mount replaced. The ongoing rattle and transmission mount both were not apparent until AFTER the water pump and timing belt were replaced. That was a nightmare mechanic experience -- after getting the car back, the door would not open and the trunk release wouldn't work. Coincidence, maybe. The dealer fixed those easily and at no charge, still..... I am now using an independent mechanic.

    Some of these things were under warranty, but no longer. I keep telling myself the cost to maintain it is still better than paying for a new car that cannot equal the quality of this one. I hope I'm right.
  • I forgot to add -- Master cylinder replaced too.
  • jdnshl2jdnshl2 Posts: 1
    I currently am leasing at 99 Infiniti I30. The lease ends in June. Although the car is nice and has only 30K miles, I have always loved the Legend. Any advice on things to consider when evaluating a 95 Legend GS vs my 99 Infiniti I30?(miles, maintenance, reliability, luxury)

  • njlegendnjlegend Posts: 1
    Hi all:
    I am having starting problem with my 93 legend and would like to seek some opinions from you legend savvy.

    It only happens once a while. When that happens, the dashboard is dead with no lights, I don't hear the ignitor clicking sound. I found some corrisons (accumulations) on the the + cathod of the battery. Once I clean up the corrison and reconnect the battery, I can start the car without any problems. The only thing bothers me is that the corrison comes back again in a couple of months. Then I have to clean it again. I checked all the fuses and fuses are fine, plus my battery is a brand new one. What could cause this problem?

    My legend runs great except this problem.

    Thanks in advance for your comments!

  • danspadanspa Posts: 3
    I've got a 93 Legend 4-Dr with 139k miles. The original owner said the radiator had been replaced earlier. I've had the same problems as siriusgirl such as a master cylinder replaced, driver's side door actuator replaced, broken transmission mount, and the timing belt and water pump at the usual 90k miles. I've replaced the power antenna myself. The power windows do not go up quite as fast as they go down.

    Regardless, I still like the car. I, too, go to independent repair shops as the dealer is charging $90/hr and local shops charge $60-65/hr. Some shops will let you buy the parts and they will put the parts in for you. Just be sure you order the correct parts and know the part you're ordering. One company has great deals on parts on the internet and it's called Enter the code 7551 in the "Please tell us how you heard of us" line of the shopping cart and you'll get a 5% discount on your order. Their prices are much better than even with any possible discounts carparts offers.

    Oh, one more thing. Another issue I have is the catalytic converter heat shield. It used to rattle all the time especially shortly after the car was started. You could only hear it when the windows were open. The local shop fixed it by bending the shield a little bit.
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