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Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-24-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JKLedbetter
Nope, this part doesn't cross over, but the good...

Nope, this part doesn't cross over, but the good news is he has a used Acura part.

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-23-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JKLedbetter
Thanks, Chaka. I disassembled the switch...

Thanks, Chaka.

I disassembled the switch enough to see that the white plastic tab which is rotated by the switch on the end of the stalk has broken. It moves a slide switch when rotated.

It...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-22-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By JKLedbetter
Headlight combination switch

When I turned on the headlights in the '89 sedan, the switch moved normally through the parking light detent, but then made a crunching sound as it moved into the headlight detent.

The switch no...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-16-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By JKLedbetter
Your original post failed to mention the ABS...

Your original post failed to mention the ABS light.

Not that it matters with regard to the shaking, as that is likely being caused by something unrelated to the ABS.

If you want the ABS light...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-14-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By JKLedbetter
I don't recall any Legend ever having a shaking...

I don't recall any Legend ever having a shaking problem caused by ABS.

A few G1's have had mid-speed shaking problems caused by the automatic transmission being gummed up. But I don't recall any...
Forum: Southeast US Region 12-10-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,101
Posted By JKLedbetter
What part of the state? And which Legend? ...

What part of the state?

And which Legend?

-Kennon
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-12-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome, Not many Gen1's left in the world. ...

Welcome,

Not many Gen1's left in the world. With only 45k it sounds like you found a gem.

I think you'll find this forum to be the best source of information anywhere on maintaining and...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 11-06-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By JKLedbetter
Could also be a bad temp sensor

It could also be a bad sensor misinforming the temp gauge:

http://forums.acuralegend.org/showthread.php?t=26951

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 10-26-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Vin, A bad Main Relay usually causes an...

Hi Vin,

A bad Main Relay usually causes an intermittent problem. Works fine when cold, but acts up when the cabin is hot. Under what conditions had it been acting up in recent weeks?

Other...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 09-18-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By JKLedbetter
Are you DIYing it, or hiring it done? -Kennon

Are you DIYing it, or hiring it done?

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 09-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By JKLedbetter
Thank you for making parts available instead of...

Thank you for making parts available instead of just scrapping the whole thing.


I can't remember, does the '87 have a 2.5L or a 2.7L?

Interior color?

-Kennon
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 07-24-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome to the Legend Forum, Here's the...

Welcome to the Legend Forum,

Here's the definitive post on the G2 BHG/EGR problem:

http://forums.acuralegend.org/showthread.php?t=18630

-Kennon
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-16-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By JKLedbetter
Congratulations on your acquisition! You've...

Congratulations on your acquisition!

You've just joined an exclusive fraternity. The Legend is an incredibly well designed and well built machine, from the time before cars became soulless...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 07-14-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By JKLedbetter
What does that vacuum line operate? -Kennon

What does that vacuum line operate?

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 07-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hey Earl, Looks like your broken line...

Hey Earl,

Looks like your broken line connects to a double connector on the firewall with and directly under line #2.

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 07-08-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By JKLedbetter
You can also have dirt in the system allowing...

You can also have dirt in the system allowing leakage past the seals. Exercising the system can dislodge the dirt, but you also need to flush and replace the fluid.

Another issue that can cause...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-29-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By JKLedbetter
Condolences on the Accord. Congratulations...

Condolences on the Accord.

Congratulations on the Legend!!!

You won't find a better source for information on your legend than this forum.

Whether you want to DIY or provide information to a...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 05-19-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Drew, Welcome to the forum. Does it...

Hi Drew,

Welcome to the forum.

Does it go dead when you let off the starter?

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 04-07-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome to the forum. This is the best...

Welcome to the forum.

This is the best source for information on your Legend.

I think the black stuff is just cosmetic.

You could try taking the trim off and painting it, or maybe spray it...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 03-16-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome to the forum! Maybe a worn or broken...

Welcome to the forum!

Maybe a worn or broken motor mount is letting it flex too much?

Sorry I can't be any more help, I've never heard of this happening with a G1.

-Kennon
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 03-11-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Dom, Welcome to the forum! Tell us...

Hi Dom,

Welcome to the forum!

Tell us more about your coupe.

How long have you had it?

On the leather, it might help if you tell us the general area where you live.
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 03-11-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By JKLedbetter
I've never heard of a G1 blowing a head gasket. ...

I've never heard of a G1 blowing a head gasket.

But the cooling systems are hard to bleed sometimes, which can allow overheating.

Is it possible he mistook steam for smoke?

What color was...
Forum: OEM Parts 02-26-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By JKLedbetter
Junkyard. Vigors, and some Accords also used...

Junkyard.

Vigors, and some Accords also used this pump.

-Kennon
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 02-10-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By JKLedbetter
Yah! Another Legend lives on. -Kennon

Yah! Another Legend lives on.

-Kennon
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 02-05-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By JKLedbetter
Well don't keep us in suspense, what was the...

Well don't keep us in suspense, what was the answer?

-Kennon
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 01-25-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By JKLedbetter
I was referring to ethanol content, not octane...

I was referring to ethanol content, not octane rating.

Having spent more than a couple of decades in environmental work I can assure you that it was the watermelon enviros (green on the outside,...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 01-20-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By JKLedbetter
I wonder how pure gas vs E10 vs E15 would affect...

I wonder how pure gas vs E10 vs E15 would affect the numbers?

Is there any way to tell if the high HC is coming from fuel vs oil?

If from oil, higher viscosity might help.

If you donated the...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 01-18-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By JKLedbetter
While that might be a moot point with regard to...

While that might be a moot point with regard to ordering a new one, knowing alternate models could help in a junkyard search, especially since there are so few G1s.

Since the igniter is such a...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By JKLedbetter
Are there any other Honda models that use the...

Are there any other Honda models that use the same igniter?

-Kennon
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 01-10-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By JKLedbetter
"Idiot light" is a term for the various indicator...

"Idiot light" is a term for the various indicator lights on the dash. It evolved from being a derisive term for cheap substitutes for proper gauges. For example, instead of an oil pressure gauge,...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 01-09-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome to the forum Jake! It's never a bad...

Welcome to the forum Jake!

It's never a bad idea to have a (known good) spare main relay.

Another possibility is a bad ignition switch. Stay on the starter just a tad longer and pay close...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By JKLedbetter
Upon further reflection, a missing stopper...

Upon further reflection, a missing stopper dohickey will cause the brake lights to stay on all the time, rather than working intermittently, and will also prevent cruise control from activating.
...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-11-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By JKLedbetter
I'm not sure about G1 coupes, but for G1 sedans...

I'm not sure about G1 coupes, but for G1 sedans the mirror was only painted to match body color on the 1990 models. All the others were black.

-Kennon
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-09-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome to the Forum Danie! Regarding your...

Welcome to the Forum Danie!

Regarding your brake lights, there is a plastic insert in the brake pedal lever (and another in the clutch pedal lever) that pushes against a 3-position switch which...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Tim, If your A/C is cooling at all then...

Hi Tim,

If your A/C is cooling at all then you may just be low on freon.

Take a look under your hood and see if you can find any clues as to whether the A/C has been converted from R12 to...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 12-06-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By JKLedbetter
Bravo! Someone who understands the true purpose...

Bravo! Someone who understands the true purpose of inflation, as well as who manufactures it.

-Kennon
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-30-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By JKLedbetter
A couple of more things I would suggest: ...

A couple of more things I would suggest:

These engines are prone to lifter tick, but unlike some engines it doesn't seem to cause any harm. One way to reduce it is to use high detergent diesel...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-28-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Tim, What exactly did you mean by...

Hi Tim,

What exactly did you mean by "clicking too much"?

If the ABS system is losing pressure the ABS motor will run to pump the pressure back up. This may mean your accumulator is still...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Tim, 1. The most likely problem with your...

Hi Tim,

1. The most likely problem with your ABS is a bad Accumulator. They are no longer available, nor are you likely to find a good one in a junkyard. About the only way to fix it is to get...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 11-27-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By JKLedbetter
PM means Private Message. Click on someone's...

PM means Private Message.

Click on someone's username and a drop down menu will appear, with one of the options being to send them a private message.

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 11-25-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By JKLedbetter
B-Pipe

I need a B-Pipe for a '90 Sedan (18220-SD4-053).

Does anyone have one to sell?

Is the coupe B-Pipe interchangeable with the Sedan?

-Kennon
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 11-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Tim, Not having seen the window...

Hi Tim,

Not having seen the window mechanism, I can only speculate.

In my '90 Sedan the sunroof utilizes a gear that engages a toothed belt. At the forward limit of travel the belt has a...
Forum: 1st Gen. RL General Discussion 11-18-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By JKLedbetter
According to NADA it is worth a couple of...

According to NADA it is worth a couple of thousand, plus or minus depending on condition.

If it is in good condition and up to date on maintenance, particularly the timing belt, then I suggest you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-16-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By JKLedbetter
Welcome! If you want to learn more about...

Welcome!

If you want to learn more about your Legend, this is the place.

The knowledge base of this forum far exceeds that of any mechanic you're likely to encounter.

Do you have maintenance...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Legend General Discussion 11-08-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By JKLedbetter
Because - Legend! -Kennon

Because - Legend!

-Kennon
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-31-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By JKLedbetter
I think you mean "17224-PL2-010". The...

I think you mean "17224-PL2-010".

The biggest problem you're going to have is the unavailability of parts.

You'll have to either fix the part, find it in a junkyard, or figure out how to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-31-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By JKLedbetter
Hi Paul, welcome to the forum! You will find...

Hi Paul, welcome to the forum!

You will find more helpful information here than you can get from almost any mechanic.

The forum is divided between 1st and 2nd Generation Legends, as well as the...
Forum: 1st Gen. Legend General Discussion 08-21-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By JKLedbetter
Vintage

It's official.

http://forums.acuralegend.org/picture.php?albumid=131&pictureid=4744
Forum: Non-OEM Parts 06-11-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By JKLedbetter
G1, G2? Sedan, Coupe? Which parts of...

G1, G2?

Sedan, Coupe?

Which parts of exhaust system?

-Kennon
Forum: OEM Parts 05-27-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By JKLedbetter
You may have to login to be able to view photos. ...

You may have to login to be able to view photos.

Any accumulator should work, you just have to take both to a machine shop and get them to machine an adapter with the top just like your original,...
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