I recently had my 1991 cobalt blue/blue interior Legend engine swapped for a type 2 engine. The guy who did the work is a mechanic of Acura and I know him very well. But unfortunately for me I have some problems that he can't correct. When I gave him the car the heads were shot, but engine started right up fine. I had a Compustar alarm installed years ago and it worked when I gave him the car. Now alarm is not working,auto -start is not working, factory alarm is not working,courtesy chime is not working and radio has no sound now.
If he works for Acura he should be able to ask a tech with more knowledge how to correct his mistakes.
I'd start with making sure all grounds are connected, clean and secure. Than move on to fuses and wiring.
Thanks....since he did this on his own time.i am thinking maybe he's cautious about asking someone from Acura . He did change my ignition harness as well. Perhaps he did something there. I can't imagine so many things not working. The engine seems to be fine right now,but only time will tell. I need to get this corrected since I have absolutely no alarm at all. Pissed !!!!
The alarm is working now. It was in valet mode and he was unaware of how to correct it. Happens when the key is turn on 5x. That's MY error. The radio is still not working it is on but no sound.
But I have a bigger issue acthat just developed. Now my engine is revving on it's own when i start it. It does not happen all the time but it does rev up and down. The last time I saw that was the beginning of a head gasket issue.
Looks like I may have been had by a friend. Any comments?
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That may be your iac or air in the system.
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Originally Posted by Blackend
Good to meet you too Willie. I tell ya, when we were walking the Auto-X course and you guys started pulling in, I had no idea who it was until I saw the green machine and we're all like "ooohhhh, that's Willie and the Acuraholicks!"
Glad you guys made it out, and nice meeting all of you.
From my own observations of Legend owners that have traveled the road you are on (engine swap), there is a breaking-in period. As long as your mechanic isn't giving-up, stay with him. All of the issues you're having appear to be minor. I realize they're not minor to you, but it sounds like you're getting closer to being fully broken in.
Thanks for the support. I've had this car since 1991 original owner. So you know the attachment. I hope he stays with it. I'm looking for a great knowledgable legend mechanic in NJ. My friend is in NYC so it makes it a pain to keep going back and forth. Thanks again for all of you guys support. I will keep you posted
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