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Howdy folks, this'll be my first post on this forum, so please bear with me. :)

In any event, my mom recently decided to pass down her '91 Legend Sedan to me, and as much as I appreciate the car (my first one, that that *lucky me*), I will note that I've been having a handful of problems with it that maybe some of you could shed some insight on.

The first, and what I think to be the most serious problem that I'm having with the car, is that the yellow antilock LCD on the dash is on whenever I turn the car on, staying on (at that). As for the car's breaks by itself, they are pretty soft and seem to take much more pressure to stop the car than perhaps the breaks of a newer automobile. And, if jammed on too hard(say, in a rainstorm) the red brake LCD will flash it's evil eye.

That's problem one.

Problem two is that when I accellerate (usually if the car has been idle at the light for an extended period of time) when hitting about 40 mph the red break light will raise its ugly eye (once more) and stick til i decellerate to about 30 mph and resume my accelleration. My mind boggles at this. Possible thought: faulty sensors.

That's problem two.



Third problem is with the A/C which is incredibly weak. I usually don't get cold air til it's been running on full fan for about 10-15 minutes, and I've been told by my mom that it's due to a freeon leak. Had some added to the car a few weeks ago and, while the A/C did initially run fine, its now acting sluggish again. The mechanic says that, because the leak is so small, there's no way he can identify it. I'd think that that much freeon leaking out in a little over a month period wouldn't be that small, but then again, I'm not going to claim any true knowledge of the car. A/C is only a major complaint because I live in South Florida.

In any event, I'm interested in some of the "do-it-yourself" techniques that I might hope apply into fixing my car up, or at least some key flags I can wave down to the mechanic in order to get him to check out whatever these potential problems might be.

Also: curious if anyone out there has seen any online texts relating specifically to '91 Legend repair/maintenance/etc. I really am interested in fixing her up myself.

Thanks in advance, folks. :)
 

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..One more thing..

The car's anti-theft system also goes off sometimes at random. Not too sure how much this applies though, since I'm not certain whether or not '91 Legend Sedans came with anti-theft systems as standard. Its only a minor embarassment.
 

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The ABS light will need to be adressed profesionally, however, the red brake light could cause a fault in the ABS, so take care of the RED brake light first.

As for the red brake light, you mention that when you brake hard and accellerate hard the red brake light comes on. This is most likely due to low brake fluid. Under the hood, open the brake master cylinder reservour and top off the fluid. I bet it is a little low. Given that, your brakes probably are low on brake pads as well, thus the softer braking. On top of that, it seems like your rotors are warped since you said there is a viabration when braking. I suggest you get a good brake job done. New rotors, new brake pads, and bleed the brake system. This MIGHT cure your ABS symptom, but it might not either.

As for the alarm going off, it is the door lock actuator going bad. The door lock actuator sends a negetive signal to the OEM alarm to arm or disarm, and since it is acting up, it is causing the alarm to sound. You need to replace it.
 
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