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Old 07-19-08, 02:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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yep could have been worse. if i would have hit heavy traffic.
now on how to replace the hose. do i put it between the stabilizing link and the knuckle
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Old 08-20-08, 08:07 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Currently my navigation is screwed up. The positioning icon is in the wrong spot. I just posted a topic about it that has more detail about the issue.

https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulleti...e-help-126832/
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Old 08-23-08, 12:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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SRS light has come on 3 times in two years always for different reasons.

Passenger seat position sensor
Passenger seat belt
OPDS ecu

Now the maintenance light is flashing upon starting the car. yay
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Old 08-29-08, 03:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
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The maintenance light is just an annoyance. Check the owner's manual on how to reset. If I remeber correctly, you hold down the two buttons on the dash (the select and reset) while turning the key and keep holding them after the engine starts until the light goes out
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Old 09-03-08, 01:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Anyone know how or where to find a DVD navigation hard drive that i can replace my 98 Hard drive Navigation unit with? I called the dealer and they said it would cost me $1,044 to have them put the new unit in i asked to have the hard drive formatted/ flashed and they said they couldnt do it - im trying to find out if anyone has done something similar on their own. i have the alpine touchscreen stock and just need a dvd hard drive - can i use any dvd hard drive or do i need alpine...? any thoughts or words of wisdom
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Old 09-18-08, 07:56 PM   #36 (permalink)
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My 03 RL is screaching I think its my rotors I put dealer pads on about 2 months ago
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Old 09-29-08, 06:07 PM   #37 (permalink)
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How about just the top fifthteen on my car?

1.) Transmission
2.) Power steering pump
3.) 2 of 4 Electric windows
4.) Rear view mirror leaking? doesnt auto dim now, sucks at night..
5.) SRS Sensors (Pass. Weight/ Drivers Seat belt)
6.) CD Changer completely dead/ "A Select" on Radio is haywire
7.) Maintence light flashes for a minute when the car is started
8.) Rear Defroster button peeling
9.) Gold emblems/ rear trunk strip are half gray now
8.) Rust bubbles/ defective paint
9.) Headlights peeling (yea I know, Its some UV coating acura says)
10.) Sunroof tint purple
11.) Timing is due
12.) Keyless entry works when it wants to...
13.) Doors unlock randomly. Dont leave your cds in there....
14.) Auto theft thinks my key is a screwdriver 3 days out of the week.
15.) Running premium sucks right now...

Really makes me want to spend another 60k on a new one... lol. Its ten years old so it has to have problems but I think this will be my last Acura because of how they handle things.
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smoke from under hood
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Old 11-18-08, 09:37 PM   #39 (permalink)
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1. Need Alignment. Have positive camber on passenger side.
2. Gasoline smell comming from engine.

3. Rest is just cosmetics.
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Old 11-27-08, 08:24 AM   #40 (permalink)
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got a first gen legend, but i feel that this thread needs some love!!

my issues;

*no a/c, desnt matter, winter time in South Dakota, dont need it
*drivers window clip broke the other day and now the window rolls down crooked
*tail light is broken
*sunroof will only tilt when its too cold, wont go back
*bad battery
*hit a bump and a piece of my exhaust fell off
*cooling fan runs when the car is off and cold
*my shocks are overly extended for some reason, still have a really good quality ride, just sits up like a 4X4.
*no title (prev owner deported and lost the title)
*sparatic tach at idle, but the engine is smooth

my factory speakers where shot but i have already replaced them
and for the record on the first gens anyway the radio and speakers are made by Pioneer...
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Hey

My Trunk doesn't open anymore.. Only the key and the remote work. and the sunglasses holder broke.. Do you know how much it would cost to fix it ?
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Old 11-30-08, 08:03 PM   #42 (permalink)
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95 LS Ka7 Needs:

1.right front fender
2.trunk
3.new hood
4.ds window off track.

....... alas the joys of a midwestern rust bucket!
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Old 11-30-08, 08:48 PM   #43 (permalink)
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My Trunk doesn't open anymore.. Only the key and the remote work. and the sunglasses holder broke.. Do you know how much it would cost to fix it ?
For the trunk, there is a switch in the glovebox that deactivates the inside trunk release. Check it.
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Old 12-17-08, 01:07 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Unhappy Things F*CKED UP ON MY Acura RL

- The 2000 RL Skids when theres sleet or when its snowing (not sure if its just me) even on D3.. Skids even crazier on D4 when I accel even a little.. Is it cause its front wheel drive? Do I need Snow Tires?
and with it help the performance? and will new Rims help with performance in the winter as well? Tips?

- The Glasses case broke off
- VSA goes off randomly when I start transmission
-The back passanger rear door won't open from the inside. (It's not the child lock)
- The Cigar light (12-volt systems) doesn't charge up and then push out by itself anymore
- The other 12-volt system socket in the middle compartment doesn't work anymore since my battery died and I got it replaced. (Fuse is messed up)
- The outside paint job has scratches that mildly show on the coating.
- The passenger door handle has broken chrome peeling. ( Gave me a cut when I opened the door)

Anyone got the same problems? Can you help? any ideas? Cost? What should be checked out?
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Old 12-17-08, 06:28 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Definitely go for snows. I live in NH and had them on my RL for 8 winters. TireRack.com is good. Bridgestone Blizzaks. I have a set of stock RL wheels for a 96 RL if you are interested ($200 + shipping).
Glasses case is a poor design. Often breaks
The chrome peeling on door handles is common as well.

I have some parts from my old 96 RL that may fit. I can check if you are interested. ([email protected]).

I suggest getting the technical manual. It is a free download at pdftown.com. Search on "Acura RL". 40 MB download.
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