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==Frequently Asked Questions, Common Problems, and Suggested Fixes== ==Frequently Asked Questions, Common Problems, and Suggested Fixes==
This section specifically covers common problems you may encounter with the Legend and suggested solutions. Basically, if you don't know WHY something is happening with your car, look here. Once you have identified the problem, please refer to the DIY section for detailed procedures on how to fix these problems. This section specifically covers common problems you may encounter with the Legend and suggested solutions. Basically, if you don't know WHY something is happening with your car, look here. Once you have identified the problem, please refer to the DIY section for detailed procedures on how to fix these problems.
-To date, here are the data sources that have been folded into this section so far: 
-<LI>Links from Knowledgebase thread - COMPLETE as of 2/27/07 
-<LI>https://www.acura-legend.com/2ndgendiy.html - COMPLETE as of 2/27/07 
-<LI>http://www.legendtuner.com - COMPLETE as of 2/28/07 
-<LI>Leon's General G2 FAQ - COMPLETE as of 3/1/07 
-<LI>Newbie FAQ - COMPLETE as of 3/1/07 
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=== Body/Exterior === === Body/Exterior ===
For Foglights & Headlights please see the Electrical Section. For Foglights & Headlights please see the Electrical Section.
 +*Clogged windshield wiper nozzle (aka washer fluid squirter)<br>
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81835 a-l.com thread]
-Clogged windshield wiper nozzle (aka washer fluid squirter)<br>+*Slow Window Rollup
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81835 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2983 a-l.com thread]
 +*Rear window does not roll up or down
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53864 a-l.com thread]
-Slow Window Rollup+*Sunroof Rattling or Moonroof rattling
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2983 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75021 a-l.com thread]
 +*Trunk Lid Spring Adjustment
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=36945 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57198 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55798 a-l.com thread]
-Rear window does not roll up or down+*I have water in my trunk or moisture in my tail lights
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53864 a-l.com thread]+**Replace the tail light gasket. Recommendation: Spend 28c vs $15 by cutting your own out of craft foam. It's the same stuff and costs much less! See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Replacement Procedure
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-Sunroof Rattling or Moonroof rattling+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75021 a-l.com thread]+
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-Trunk Lid Spring Adjustment+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=36945 a-l.com thread]+
-:[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57198 a-l.com thread]+
-:[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55798 a-l.com thread]+
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-Q: I have water in my trunk or moisture in my tail lights+
-:A: Replace the tail light gasket. Recommendation: Spend 28c vs $15 by cutting your own out of craft foam. It's the same stuff and costs much less! :See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Replacement Procedure+
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=== Brakes=== === Brakes===
-Q: Why is my ABS Light On?+*Why is my ABS Light On?
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81256 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81256 a-l.com thread]
- +*Real Brembo vs. knockoffs
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81891 Real vs Knockoff Brembo Rotor Identification]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81891 Real vs Knockoff Brembo Rotor Identification]
=== Electrical === === Electrical ===
-Q: My Defroster is not working+*My Defroster is not working
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72955 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72955 a-l.com thread]
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-Q: My Steering wheel mounted controls (horn, cruise control, and/or radio buttons) have stopped working. +
-:A: Replace your clockspring / Cable reel.+
-:See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Replacement Procedure+
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-Q: How do I hook up my IPOD or other MP3 player to my factory Bose Stereo?+
-:Suggested Options: [https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=780949 a-l.com thread]+
-:See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Modifications_and_Upgrades|DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section]] for Install Procedure+
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-Q: Why does my car not start or abruptly dies?+
-:A: If you car doesn't start when its hot or has been left alone for a while (overnight) but starts up and runs great the second time without any problems, check your main relay. The main relay controls your fuel pump and the solder joints within the relay wear out over time. This is a common Honda problem.+
-:See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Replacement & Reconditioning procedure.+
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-Q: Why is my speedometer not working or erratic?+*My Steering wheel mounted controls (horn, cruise control, and/or radio buttons) have stopped working.
-:A: Replace your vehicle speed sensor.+**Replace your clockspring / Cable reel.
-:See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for VSS replacement procedure.+**See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Replacement Procedure
 +*How do I hook up my IPOD or other MP3 player to my factory Bose Stereo?
 +**Suggested Options: [https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=780949 a-l.com thread]
 +**See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Modifications_and_Upgrades|DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section]] for Install Procedure
-Q: Where can I buy Bose Speakers & what part numbers do I need to order?+*Why does my car not start or abruptly dies?
-:A: Buy them directly from Bose+**If you car doesn't start when its hot or has been left alone for a while (overnight) but starts up and runs great the second time without any problems, check your main relay. The main relay controls your fuel pump and the solder joints within the relay wear out over time. This is a common Honda problem.
-:[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86273 a-l.com thread]+**See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Replacement & Reconditioning procedure.
 +*Why is my speedometer not working or erratic?
 +**Replace your vehicle speed sensor.
 +**See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for VSS replacement procedure.
-Q: What bulbs are used in my car?+*Where can I buy Bose Speakers & what part numbers do I need to order?
-:A: This is a list of bulb types used in a 1994 LS model sedan. All G2 sedans should be the same, with only minor differences for a coupe.+**Buy them directly from Bose
-:External:+**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86273 a-l.com thread]
-:*Low-beams: 9006 (HB4), 51W (x2)+
-:*High-beams: 9005 (HB3), 60W (x2)+
-:*Front bumper turn signals: 1156, 27W (x2)+
-:*Rear turn signals: 1156, 27W (x2)+
-:*Corner parking lights: 168, 5W (x2)+
-:*Corner turn signals: 168, 5W (x2)+
-:*High-mount brake light: 1156, 27W (x1)+
-:*Lower brake lights (dual filament): 1157, 7W/27W (x4)+
-:*Upper brake lights (single filament): 67, 8W (x2)+
-:*Rear corner brake lights: 168, 5W (x2)+
-:*Reverse lights: 1156, 27W (x2)+
-:*License plate: 168, 8W (x2)+
-:Internal:+*What bulbs are used in my car?
-:*Visor mirror illumination: special size? Acura part #34273-SP0-013 (28mm festoon) (x2)+**This is a list of bulb types used in a 1994 LS model sedan. All G2 sedans should be the same, with only minor differences for a coupe.
-:*Gear selector (auto transmission): neo-wedge (x1)+**External:
-:*Radio backlighting: neo-wedge (x?)+***Low-beams: 9006 (HB4), 51W (x2)
-:*Climate control backlighting: neo-wedge (x2)+***High-beams: 9005 (HB3), 60W (x2)
-:*Gauge backlighting: 194, 3.4W (x4)+***Front bumper turn signals: 1156, 27W (x2)
-:*Gauge overhead illumination: 74, 1.4W (x2)+***Rear turn signals: 1156, 27W (x2)
-:*Trunk: 3021, 3.4W (31mm festoon) (x1)+***Corner parking lights: 168, 5W (x2)
-:*Glove box: 3021, 3W (x1)+***Corner turn signals: 168, 5W (x2)
-:*Front overhead dome and map lights: 168, 5W (x4)+***High-mount brake light: 1156, 27W (x1)
-:*Rear overhead dome and reading lights: 3021,(x3)+***Lower brake lights (dual filament): 1157, 7W/27W (x4)
-:*Courtesy lights (in door): Front - 3021, 3.4W (31mm festoon) (x2), Rear - 3021, 5W+***Upper brake lights (single filament): 67, 8W (x2)
-:*Footwell lights: 74, 1.4W (x2)+***Rear corner brake lights: 168, 5W (x2)
 +***Reverse lights: 1156, 27W (x2)
 +***License plate: 168, 8W (x2)
 +**Internal:
 +***Visor mirror illumination: special size? Acura part #34273-SP0-013 (28mm festoon) (x2)
 +***Gear selector (auto transmission): neo-wedge (x1)
 +***Radio backlighting: neo-wedge (x?)
 +***Climate control backlighting: neo-wedge (x2)
 +***Gauge backlighting: 194, 3.4W (x4)
 +***Gauge overhead illumination: 74, 1.4W (x2)
 +***Trunk: 3021, 3.4W (31mm festoon) (x1)
 +***Glove box: 3021, 3W (x1)
 +***Front overhead dome and map lights: 168, 5W (x4)
 +***Rear overhead dome and reading lights: 3021, 5W (31mm festoon) (x3)
 +***Courtesy lights (in door, front+rear): 3021, 3.4W (31mm festoon) (x4)
 +***Footwell lights (under dash): 74, 1.4W (x2)
=== Engine/Emissions/Exhaust === === Engine/Emissions/Exhaust ===
-Q: My car idles low or has a problem maintaining idle.+*My car idles low or has a problem maintaining idle.
-:A: Clean your Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV).+**Clean your Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV).
-:See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Throttle Body and Intake Air Control Valve Cleaning Procedure+**See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for Throttle Body and Intake Air Control Valve Cleaning Procedure
 +*Why do I have an fluctuating idle or erratic idle or fluctuating idle when hot
 +**Low coolant in radiator (due to leak), air in the cooling system, vacuum leak, or BHG
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62923 a-l.com thread] - includes bleeding procedure
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57658 a-l.com thread] - why a large amount of air causes overheating
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38454 a-l.com thread] - example of bad radiator cap
-Q: Why do I have an fluctuating idle or erratic idle or fluctuating idle when hot+*Stripped Oil Pan Bolt or Leaking Oil Pan Bolt
-:A: Low coolant in radiator (due to leak), air in the cooling system, vacuum leak, or BHG+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22295 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62923 a-l.com thread] - includes bleeding procedure+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80539 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=57658 a-l.com thread] - why a large amount of air causes overheating+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38454 a-l.com thread] - example of bad radiator cap+
 +*What is the Mystery Plastic Gunk on front of Oil Pan underneath the timing belt cover?
 +**The Crank Angle Sensor "Potting" (sealing) material is melting off. This doesn't affect the performance of the vehicle so you can safely ignore it.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39036 a-l.com thread]
 +**See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for a refitting/repotting procedure if you insist on rebuilding it.
-Q: Stripped Oil Pan Bolt or Leaking Oil Pan Bolt+*What engine swaps are possible?
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22295 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25241 JDM Engine Swap]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=80539 a-l.com thread]+**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11983 JDM MOTORS]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/f11/diy-3-2l-3-5l-engine-swap-type-ii-swap-hybrid-jdm-information-92577/ 3.5L from 1st Gen RL]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8024 TL/CL Engines WHY IT CAN/CAN'T BE DONE]
 +**In theory, if you have the time (and money), just about any engine swap is possible, just most will require extensive bodywork, engine bay work, pain, and suffering, so again unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, most swaps with other Honda/Acura engines should not be attempted. On the other hand, there are a few exceptions to what can be swapped and what cannot be installed.
 +**Remember, the Legend's engine is a 6 cylinder, and these heavy bodies need hp and torque...not really much point in trying to throw in a 4 banger from an Integra or Civic...unless your heart is really set on it and your pockets are burning your thighs. Finally, just about anything CAN be accomplished if you have the money, boredom, and time.
 +**All Possible
 +***[USDM Type I -> USDM Type II]: Can be swapped easily with no custom mounts or anything...just drops right in (works with Type I ECU, but works noticibly better with Type II ECU swapped also){also works vice versa}
 +***[USDM Type I -> JDM Type I/II]: Same as above, just drops right in, nothing custom about it. {also works vice versa}
 +***[USDM Type I -> EDM Type I/II]: Same as above, still nothing fancy. {also works vice versa}
 +***[Type I heads -> Type II heads/intake manifold]: Possible with a few modifications, this would turn your Type I into a Type II...its just alot easier to do a complete swap than to modify all this.
 +***[Legend Type I -> 96-98 TL/Inspire]: Totally possible, since the TLs from these years shared the same C32A Type I that the Legend used from 91-95.
 +***[Legend -> 96-03 3.5 RL/Legend]: Done by several members (search G2 Performance forum), requires fabbing a custom mount and some wiring work. Can use Type I, II, or RL Intake Manifold.
 +**NOT Possible without serious money/time
 +***[Legend C32 -> NSX C32]: Requires SERIOUS money, since this C32 engine is wider than the Legends C32, and would require the rest of the car to be completely modified to accomodate this engine. The intake manifold isnt swappable from the NSX either.
 +***[Legend -> 99-04 TL/Inspire]: Completely different engines...Legend uses the C block which is laterally mounted, TL/Inspire's use the J block which is completely sideways (transversely mounted).
 +***[Legend -> 96-03 CL]: Same as above, the CL uses the J block also.
 +*What kind of oil should I use in my car? Should I consider switching to synthetic?
 +**[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99449 Synthetic and Non-Synthetic Oil Primer (More than you ever wanted to know)]
 +**[http://www.bobtheoilguy.com bobtheoilguy.com - another good read)]
-Q: What is the Mystery Plastic Gunk on front of Oil Pan underneath the timing belt cover?+*Headgasket info
-:A: The Crank Angle Sensor "Potting" (sealing) material is melting off. This doesn't affect the performance of the vehicle+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18656 ENGINE REBUILD WRITE UP (includes info on Copper Headgaskets)]
-so you can safely ignore it. +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10969 Headgasket Failure Advice]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39036 a-l.com thread]+
-:See [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Repairs|DIY Repairs Section]] for a refitting/repotting procedure if you insist on rebuilding it.+
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-Q: What engine swaps are possible?+
-:A: In theory, if you have the time (and money), just about any engine swap is possible, just most will require extensive bodywork, engine bay work, pain, and suffering, so again unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, most swaps with other Honda/Acura engines should not be attempted. On the other hand, there are a few exceptions to what can be swapped and what cannot be installed.+
-Remember, the Legend's engine is a 6 cylinder, and these heavy bodies need hp and torque...not really much point in trying to throw in a 4 banger from an Integra or Civic...unless your heart is really set on it and your pockets are burning your thighs. Finally, just about anything CAN be accomplished if you have the money, boredom, and time.+
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-*All Possible+
-** [USDM Type I -> USDM Type II]: Can be swapped easily with no custom mounts or anything...just drops right in (works with Type I ECU, but works noticibly better with Type II ECU swapped also){also works vice versa}+
-** [USDM Type I -> JDM Type I/II]: Same as above, just drops right in, nothing custom about it. {also works vice versa}+
-** [USDM Type I -> EDM Type I/II]: Same as above, still nothing fancy. {also works vice versa}+
-** [Type I heads -> Type II heads/intake manifold]: Possible with a few modifications, this would turn your Type I into a Type II...its just alot easier to do a complete swap than to modify all this.+
-** [Legend Type I -> 96-98 TL/Inspire]: Totally possible, since the TLs from these years shared the same C32A Type I that the Legend used from 91-95.+
-** [Legend -> 96-03 3.5 RL/Legend]: Done by several members (search G2 Performance forum), requires fabbing a custom mount and some wiring work. Can use Type I, II, or RL Intake Manifold.+
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-*NOT Possible without serious money/time+
-** [Legend C32 -> NSX C32]: Requires SERIOUS money, since this C32 engine is wider than the Legends C32, and would require the rest of the car to be completely modified to accomodate this engine. The intake manifold isnt swappable from the NSX either.+
-** [Legend -> 99-04 TL/Inspire]: Completely different engines...Legend uses the C block which is laterally mounted, TL/Inspire's use the J block which is completely sideways (transversely mounted).+
-** [Legend -> 96-03 CL]: Same as above, the CL uses the J block also.+
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-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=25241 JDM Engine Swap]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11983 JDM MOTORS] +
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8024 TL/CL Engines WHY IT CAN/CAN'T BE DONE] +
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-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18656 ENGINE REBUILD WRITE UP (includes info on Copper Headgaskets)] +
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-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10969 Headgasket Failure Advice]+
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-Q: What kind of oil should I use in my car? Should I consider switching to synthetic?+
-:[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99449 Synthetic and Non-Synthetic Oil Primer (More than you ever wanted to know)]+
-:[http://www.bobtheoilguy.com bobtheoilguy.com - another good read)]+
=== Engine Cooling & Climate Control === === Engine Cooling & Climate Control ===
-Q: Help! My engine overheated! What do I do?+*Help! My engine overheated! What do I do?
-:A: Review the Overheating checklist. If you need help, please post in the Cooling issues thread. DO NOT START A NEW THREAD! Rest assured, people DO read this thread and your question will get answered.+**Review the Overheating checklist. If you need help, please post in the Cooling issues thread. DO NOT START A NEW THREAD! Rest assured, people DO read this thread and your question will get answered.
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=488 Overheating Checklist]+**:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=488 Overheating Checklist]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38831 A-L.com Cooling Issues Thread]+**:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38831 A-L.com Cooling Issues Thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10969 Headgasket Failure Advice]+**:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10969 Headgasket Failure Advice]
 +*Coolant Smell in Cabin. Where's it coming from?
 +**Check your heater core.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72728 a-l.com thread]
-Q: Coolant Smell in Cabin. Where's it coming from?+*Intermittent A/C Operation (sometimes blows cold air)?
-:A: Check your heater core.+**Replace the Fan Control Unit (FCU). This box decides when to engage your A/C compressor and your radiator fans.
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72728 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=819708 a-l.com thread]
 +*Noisy Climate Control Temperature Sensor Fan (for cars with Automatic Climate Control only)
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43425 a-l.com thread]
-Q: Intermittent A/C Operation (sometimes blows cold air)?+*Do I need a single or dual outlet water pump?
-:A: Replace the Fan Control Unit (FCU). This box decides when to engage your A/C compressor and your radiator fans.+**It appears that a dual outlet water pump is only required if you car has an oil cooler
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=819708 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=95666 a-l.com thread]
 +*Locating a coolant leak
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92131 List of Possible Places to Develop a Coolant Leak]
-Noisy Climate Control Temperature Sensor Fan (for cars with Automatic Climate Control only)+*Lukewarm (or no) heat from my climate control system
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43425 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77278 a-l.com thread]
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-Q: Do I need a single or dual outlet water pump?+
-:A: It appears that a dual outlet water pump is only required if you car has an oil cooler+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=95666 a-l.com thread]+
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-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92131 List of Possible Places to Develop a Coolant Leak]+
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-Lukewarm (or no) heat from my climate control system+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77278 a-l.com thread]+
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=== Interior=== === Interior===
-Ashtray Suck Open+*Ashtray Suck Open
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=24649 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=24649 a-l.com thread]
 +*Rattling Rear Deck
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28620 a-l.com thread]
-Rattling Rear Deck+*Sagging Sun Visors
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28620 a-l.com thread]+**Possible Solution: two different possible causes - one includes pics
- +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88300 a-l.com thread]
- +
-Sagging Sun Visors+
-:Possible Solution: two different possible causes - one includes pics+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88300 a-l.com thread]+
- +
=== Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential === === Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential ===
-Q: My AT automatic transmission shifter is stuck!+*My AT automatic transmission shifter is stuck!
-:A: Follow the diagnostic procedure+**Follow the diagnostic procedure
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93179 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93179 a-l.com thread]
-Q: Can I convert my AT transmission to a manual?+*Can I convert my AT transmission to a manual?
-:A: Yes, but it's gonna cost money. You are more than likely better off selling your AT Legend and purchasing a 5-speed or 6-speed. If you insist on throwing money away, see the [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Modifications_and_Upgrades|DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section]] for the Install Procedure.+**Yes, but it's gonna cost money. You are more than likely better off selling your AT Legend and purchasing a 5-speed or 6-speed. If you insist on throwing money away, see the [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Modifications_and_Upgrades|DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section]] for the Install Procedure.
- +
-Q: Are there any differences between the auto and manual differential?+
-:A: Yes.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=833127&postcount=164 a-l.com]+
 +*Are there any differences between the auto and manual differential?
 +**Yes.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=833127&postcount=164 a-l.com]
=== Suspension & Tires === === Suspension & Tires ===
-Q: Will XXX wheel/rim fit my Legend?+*Will XXX wheel/rim fit my Legend?
-:A: It all depends on the offset, center bore size, and clearance underneath your fenders. Unless you are trying to fit Legend-specific rims, you will likely need to have the centers bored out to 70.2mm. In addition, your fenders may need to be rolled (expanded) if you are trying to fit larger rims.+**It all depends on the offset, center bore size, and clearance underneath your fenders. Unless you are trying to fit Legend-specific rims, you will likely need to have the centers bored out to 70.2mm. In addition, your fenders may need to be rolled (expanded) if you are trying to fit larger rims.
-:<LI> Bolt Pattern: 5 x 114.3+**Bolt Pattern: 5 x 114.3
-:<LI> Center Bore Req'd: 70.2mm+**Center Bore Req'd: 70.2mm
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2668 Wheel Offset 1] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2668 Wheel Offset 1]
-:[http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.html Tire Size Calculator - to calculate how wide/tall you should go] +**[http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.html Tire Size Calculator - to calculate how wide/tall you should go]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10055 a-l.com thread] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10055 a-l.com thread]
-:See the[[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Modifications_and_Upgrades|DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section]] for the Fender Rolling Procedure.+**See the [[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Do_it_Yourself_Modifications_and_Upgrades|DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section]] for the Fender Rolling Procedure.
- +
- +
-Q: What offset do I need to avoid rubbing with aftermarket wheels?+
-:A: The Offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types:+
-:<TABLE BORDER=0><TR><TD>+
-<I>Zero Offset: The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.''+
-Positive Offset: The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.+
-Negative Offset: The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.+
-If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside.</I>+
-</TD></TR></TABLE>+
-<TABLE BORDER=0><TR><TD>+
-Offset Required for the Legend: To avoid rubbing, you need to make sure the wheels you get are the following: MINIMUM of +42 offset. +45 and above is higher (This is on a 7.5" wide wheel.) If you go wider than that, you need the offset to be closer to +51, like Fut (18 x 8, +51 offset). Stock offset for the Legend is +65....most aftermarket wheels are in the low 40's to high 30's. Note: Sedans have smaller wheelwells than coupes, so stick with a 215/40 to 225/40 size tire.+
-</TD></TR></TABLE>+
- +
- +
-Wheel, Tire, and Offset Recommendations+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82540 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/wheels.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
 +*What offset do I need to avoid rubbing with aftermarket wheels?
 +**The Offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types:
 +***Zero Offset: The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.''
 +***Positive Offset: The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.
 +***Negative Offset: The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.
 +**If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside.
 +**Offset Required for the Legend: To avoid rubbing, you need to make sure the wheels you get are the following: MINIMUM of +42 offset. +45 and above is better (this is on a 7.5" wide wheel.) If you go wider than that, you need the offset to be closer to +51, like Fut (18 x 8, +51 offset). Stock offset for the Legend is +65. Most aftermarket wheels are in the low 40's to high 30's. Note: Sedans have smaller wheel wells than coupes, so stick with a 215/40 to 225/40 size tire.
-Q: Where can I buy XXX wheel/rim?+*Wheel, Tire, and Offset Recommendations
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1705 World of Wheels] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82540 a-l.com thread]
 +*Where can I buy XXX wheel/rim?
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1705 World of Wheels]
-Q: Where can I find a shop to have my wheels/rims bored out?+*Where can I find a shop to have my wheels/rims bored out?
-:A: Instead of finding a machine shop, try contacting one of the larger wheel & tire shops in your +**Instead of finding a machine shop, try contacting one of the larger wheel & tire shops in your
area to see if they have an in-house lathe. The W&T shops with in-house lathes are likely willing to do the job for cheaper. area to see if they have an in-house lathe. The W&T shops with in-house lathes are likely willing to do the job for cheaper.
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=934903 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=934903 a-l.com thread]
- +
- +
-Summary of All Available OEM Wheels+
-:Note: All Factory wheels are 6.5” wide, +65 offset+
-:[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem5.jpg 91-92 Sedan (L, LS) - 15", 20 spokes]+
-:[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem1.jpg 93-95 Sedan (L, LS) - 15", 16 spokes]+
-:[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem3.jpg 91-95 coupe (L), 91-92 coupe (LS), 95 sedan (SE) - 15", 7 spokes]+
-:[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem2.jpg 93-94 coupe (LS), 94-95 Sedan (GS) - 16", 5 spokes]+
-:[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem4.jpg Premium upgrade wheels - 15", 5 spokes, availible in gold and silver finish (gold here)]+
 +*Summary of All Available OEM Wheels
 +**Note: All Factory wheels are 6.5” wide, +65 offset
 +**[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem5.jpg 91-92 Sedan (L, LS) - 15", 20 spokes]
 +**[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem1.jpg 93-95 Sedan (L, LS) - 15", 16 spokes]
 +**[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem3.jpg 91-95 coupe (L), 91-92 coupe (LS), 95 sedan (SE) - 15", 7 spokes]
 +**[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem2.jpg 93-94 coupe (LS), 94-95 Sedan (GS) - 16", 5 spokes]
 +**[http://www.msu.edu/~weizhou/Mylegend/oem4.jpg Premium upgrade wheels - 15", 5 spokes, availible in gold and silver finish (gold here)]
=== Performance/Misc Frequently Asked Questions === === Performance/Misc Frequently Asked Questions ===
-Q: Is premium gasoline necessary?+*Is premium gasoline necessary?
-:A: No, but your gas mileage (MPG) will suffer so cost per mile-wise, it will be a wash.+**No, but your gas mileage (MPG) will suffer so cost per mile-wise, it will be a wash.
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82599 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82599 a-l.com thread]
 +*Can I fit an NSX Engine in my Legend? The engine code is similar.
 +**No, the NSX engine is completely different and only shares the oil filter. It's physically wider and won't fit without cutting into the frame rails. It may be possible with $15K-20K but why bother. Please stop asking.
-[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11460 Legend Recommended Maintenance Schedule] +*Can I make my Legend RWD?
 +**No. You might as well put an NSX engine into this car.
 +*What's the difference between the redline and my rev limit?
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25588 a-l thread]
-Q: Can I fit an NSX Engine in my Legend? The engine code is similar.+*What body kits are available for the Legend?
-:A: No, the NSX engine is completely different and only shares the oil filter. It's physically wider and won't fit without cutting into the frame rails. It may be possible with $15K-20K but why bother. Please stop asking.+**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72898 a-l thread]
 +*What options were available from the factory for the Legend?
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74688 a-l thread]
-Q: Can I make my Legend RWD?+*What is VIS and how does it work?
-:A: No. You might as well put an NSX engine into this car.+**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20215 a-l thread]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=1193&stc=1&d=1144617786 picture]
 +*Is it possible to convert a Type 1 Legend into a Type 2 Legend?
 +**Yes but it may not be cost effective to do a complete conversion (Calipers, ECU, engine, fuel pressure regulator). The most cost effective conversion would be to just replace the Type-I intake manifold with a Type 2 intake manifold, re-use the Type-2's FPR, and then re-flashing your ECU. If you insist on spending more cash, you would get more "bang for the buck" by undergoing a 3.2L to 3.5L engine swap. Please refer to the[[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Engine.2FEmissions.2FExhaust|Engine Section of the FAQ]] for more details.
-Q: What's the difference between the redline and my rev limit?+*How are the fueling systems (ECU/FPR) different between a Type 1 and a Type 2 engine?
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25588 a-l thread]+**The fuel maps in the ECU are leaner for the Type 2 (vs the Type 1) because a Type 2 uses a higher pressure fuel pressure regulator. This may account for the sluggish performance some users have found when using a Type 2 engine with a Type 1 ECU.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99309 a-l thread]
 +*How much HP does my Legend have now or would it have with XXX modification?
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44640 Official DYNO NUMBERS post from The Performance Section]
-Q: What body kits are available for the Legend?+*Where can I get more "serious" internal engine work done?
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72898 a-l thread]+**Note: This thread dates back from 2002 so this information might not be up to date.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4484 a-l.com thread on Source for Engine Modification Work]
 +*What do I need to buy to lower my Legend?
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18866 Legend Lowering Suspension Thread]
-Q: What options were available from the factory for the Legend?+*Are Headers available for the Legend?
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74688 a-l thread]+**Yes. DV8 had custom headers made for his 3.5L powered Legend, OBX headers are commonly available at an affordable price via eBay (among other sources) but require the O2 sensor wires be lengthened.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Visit the Performance Section of Acura-Legend.com for the latest developments]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Search the Performance Section of Acura-Legend.com for OBX]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16904 DV8'ed HEADERS]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10568 MORE ON DV8'S HEADERS]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90426 Stromung Headers Thread]
-Q: What after market performance modifications are available for the Legend?+*Can I turbocharge my Legend?
-: [[Legend Performance Modification List]]+**Sure. It's still custom work now and engine management is still an issue. Homebrew ECU tuning has grown a lot in the last year so this last hiccup may be addressed shortly. After that, it will just be about money.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Visit the Performance Section of Acura-Legend.com for the latest developments]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=49542 Turbo Thread]
-Q: What is VIS and how does it work?+*What engines can I swap into my Legend?
-:[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20215 a-l thread]+**See the engine section above for details.
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=1193&stc=1&d=1144617786 picture]+
 +*What aftermarket ECU chips are available for my Legend?
 +**For years, Bayou and Dinan (relabeled Bayou) were the only aftermarket ECUs available. In the past year though, ECU homebrew development has come to the Legend thanks to users like "Beav". If you are interested in upgrading your ECU, you can now choose between obtaining one of the default "mild" tunes made available by other enthusiasts or downloading the toolchain required to do a full custom tune specific to your vehicle. Since the toolchain is designed to operate similarly to the map editors available for other Honda engines, any competent shop with can tune your vehicle with an hour or so of dyno time.
 +**Note: One should realistically expect no more than a 10% HP gain from an aftermarket ECU chip with a naturally aspirated engine.
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93859 ECU Chip Upgrade Information (Multiple Threads, DIYs, etc)]
 +**[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96502 Telion ECU tune (Not an endorsement but an example of a tune available off-the-shelf)]
-Q: Is it possible to convert a Type 1 Legend into a Type 2 Legend?+*Is a limited slip differential (LSD) available for the Legend?
-:A: Yes but it may not be cost effective to do a complete conversion (Calipers, ECU, engine, fuel pressure regulator). The most cost effective conversion would be to just replace the Type-I intake manifold with a Type 2 intake manifold, re-use the Type-2's FPR, and then re-flashing your ECU. If you insist on spending more cash, you would get more "bang for the buck" by undergoing a 3.2L to 3.5L engine swap. Please refer to the[[Second_Generation_Acura_Legend_FAQ_and_DIY#Engine.2FEmissions.2FExhaust|Engine Section of the FAQ]] for more details.+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86326 a-l.com Hondaman rebuilds them (not an endoresment)]
- +**[http://www.phantomgrip.com/ PhantomGrip - another mfg (not an endorsement)]
- +
-Q: How are the fueling systems (ECU/FPR) different between a Type 1 and a Type 2 engine?+
-:A: The fuel maps in the ECU are leaner for the Type 2 (vs the Type 1) because a Type 2 uses a higher pressure fuel pressure regulator. This may account for the sluggish performance some users have found when using a Type 2 engine with a Type 1 ECU.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99309 a-l thread]+
- +
- +
-Q: How much HP does my Legend have now or would it have with XXX modification?+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=44640 Official DYNO NUMBERS post from The Performance Section]+
- +
- +
-Q: Where can I get more "serious" internal engine work done?+
-:Note: This thread dates back from 2002 so this information might not be up to date.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4484 a-l.com thread on Source for Engine Modification Work] +
- +
- +
-Q: What do I need to buy to lower my Legend?+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18866 Legend Lowering Suspension Thread] +
- +
- +
-Q: Are Headers available for the Legend?+
-:A: Yes. DV8 had custom headers made for his 3.5L powered Legend, OBX headers are commonly available at an affordable price via eBay (among other sources) but require the O2 sensor wires be lengthened, and Stromung is coming out with headers as of 03/01/07.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Visit the Performance Section of Acura-Legend.com for the latest developments]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Search the Performance Section of Acura-Legend.com for OBX]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16904 DV8'ed HEADERS] +
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10568 MORE ON DV8'S HEADERS] +
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90426 Stromung Headers Thread]+
- +
- +
-Q: Can I turbocharge my Legend?+
-:A: Sure. It's still custom work now and engine management is still an issue. Homebrew ECU tuning has grown a lot in the last year so this last hiccup may be addressed shortly. After that, it will just be about money.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=11 Visit the Performance Section of Acura-Legend.com for the latest developments]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=49542 Turbo Thread]+
- +
- +
-Q: What engines can I swap into my Legend?+
-:A: See the engine section above for details.+
- +
- +
-Q: What aftermarket ECU chips are available for my Legend?+
-:A: For years, Bayou and Dinan (relabeled Bayou) were the only aftermarket ECUs available. In the past year though, ECU homebrew development has come to the Legend thanks to users like "Beav". If you are interested in upgrading your ECU, you can now choose between obtaining one of the default "mild" tunes made available by other enthusiasts or downloading the toolchain required to do a full custom tune specific to your vehicle. Since the toolchain is designed to operate similarly to the map editors available for other Honda engines, any competent shop with can tune your vehicle with an hour or so of dyno time.+
-:Note: One should realistically expect no more than a 10% HP gain from an aftermarket ECU chip with a naturally aspirated engine.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93859 ECU Chip Upgrade Information (Multiple Threads, DIYs, etc)]+
-:[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96502 Telion ECU tune (Not an endorsement but an example of a tune available off-the-shelf)]+
- +
- +
-Q: Is a limited slip differential (LSD) available for the Legend?+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86326 a-l.com Hondaman rebuilds them (not an endoresment)]+
-:[http://www.phantomgrip.com/ PhantomGrip - another mfg (not an endorsement)]+
== Do it Yourself Repairs == == Do it Yourself Repairs ==
This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain <STRONG>REPAIR</STRONG> procedures for your Legend. Basically, if you know what you want to fix yet don't know how to do it yet, look here. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. Please put all the retrofit and modification links in the other DIY section. This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain <STRONG>REPAIR</STRONG> procedures for your Legend. Basically, if you know what you want to fix yet don't know how to do it yet, look here. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. Please put all the retrofit and modification links in the other DIY section.
- 
=== Body/Exterior === === Body/Exterior ===
For Foglights & Headlights please see the Electrical Section. For Foglights & Headlights please see the Electrical Section.
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16950 Bumper Removal] +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16950 Bumper Removal]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=31640 Bumper mounting tab repair]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=31640 Bumper mounting tab repair]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/cpewin/cpewin.html Coupe Rear Window (LegendTuner.com)]+*Door Handle Removal
 +**[http://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74015 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=87715 a-l.com thread]
-Door Handle Removal+*[http://www.caraudiohelp.com/legendforum/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix.htm Door Lock Actuator Repair]
-:[http://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74015 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=87715 a-l.com thread]+
-[http://www.caraudiohelp.com/legendforum/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix.htm Door Lock Actuator Repair]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47263 Claybar Exterior]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=47263 Claybar Exterior]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74447 Lower Door Trim Removal]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74447 Lower Door Trim Removal]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38641 Door Panel Removal]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38641 Door Panel Removal]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1888 Polishing Headlights]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1888 Polishing Headlights]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7305 Headlight Adjustment]
-[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7305 Headlight Adjustment]+*[http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=2868 Rust Removal DIY] - cb7tuner.com thread for 90-92 Accord but same procedure applies
-[http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=2868 Rust Removal DIY] - cb7tuner.com thread for 90-92 Accord but same procedure applies+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66851 Taillight Gasket Replacement]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/squeaks/squeaks.html Sqeaks and Rattles (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=76396 Trunk Lock Replacement / Re-keying the Trunk Lock]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66851 Taillight Gasket Replacement]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72334 Window Motor Repair]
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=76396 Trunk Lock Replacement / Re-keying the Trunk Lock]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/wind/wind.html Wind Noise (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72334 Window Motor Repair]+
=== Brakes === === Brakes ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92213 ABS Code Retrieval (with Pics)]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92213 ABS Code Retrieval (with Pics)]
- +
-Brake Pad Replacement+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5208 A-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/brakepads.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
 +*Brake Pad Replacement
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5208 A-l.com thread]
 +**[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/brakepads.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/brakediscs.html Brake Disc Replacement (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+*[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/brakediscs.html Brake Disc Replacement (LegendTuner.com DIY)]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64012 Brake Caliper Removal / Upgrading Brake Calipers]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64012 Brake Caliper Removal / Upgrading Brake Calipers]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70462 Brake Caliper Restoration / Rebuilding]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70462 Brake Caliper Restoration / Rebuilding]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72870 Brake Master Cylinder Replacement]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72870 Brake Master Cylinder Replacement]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90526 Emergency Brake Adjustment]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90526 Emergency Brake Adjustment]
=== Electrical === === Electrical ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12553 Electrical and Fluid Maintenance]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12553 Electrical and Fluid Maintenance]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/amplifier/amp.html Bose Amp Repair (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/amplifier/amp.html Bose Amp Repair (LegendTuner.com)]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/stereo/stereo.html Bose Stereo and Amp Removal (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/stereo/stereo.html Bose Stereo and Amp Removal (LegendTuner.com)]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/g2stereo/g2stereo.html Stereo Head Unit Removal (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/g2stereo/g2stereo.html Stereo Head Unit Removal (LegendTuner.com)]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60300 Brake Lamp Indicator Fix]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60300 Brake Lamp Indicator Fix]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78947 Clock Spring / Cable Reel Replacement]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78947 Clock Spring / Cable Reel Replacement]
-[http://www.geocities.com/got2lovme9/ECU.htm ECU and Fan Control Unit (FCU) Removal]+*[http://www.geocities.com/got2lovme9/ECU.htm ECU and Fan Control Unit (FCU) Removal]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=342235#post342235 ECU REMOVAL]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=342235#post342235 ECU REMOVAL]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=132930#post132930 ECU Part Numbers] +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=132930#post132930 ECU Part Numbers]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1972 ECU Codes and how to retrieve them] +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1972 ECU Codes and how to retrieve them]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/gearselector/gearselector.html Gear Selector Bulb (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/gearselector/gearselector.html Gear Selector Bulb (LegendTuner.com)]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6544 Master Window Switch Fix]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6544 Master Window Switch Fix]
-Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Replacement+*Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Replacement
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25545 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=25545 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21259 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21259 a-l.com thread]
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/speedsensor/speedsens.html (LegendTuner.com)]+
 +*Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Reconditioning
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86776 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://www.acuraworld.com/tsb/1994/B94-018.pdf#search=%2206560-py3-000%22 TSB that outlines the procedure]
-Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Reconditioning+*Main Relay Replacement & Reconditioning
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=86776 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74622 a-l.com thread]
-:[http://www.acuraworld.com/tsb/1994/B94-018.pdf#search=%2206560-py3-000%22 TSB that outlines the procedure]+**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54415 a-l.com thread with G1 instructions (similar repair procedure)]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88478 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/PGMFImainRelay/PGMFImainRelay.html (LegendTuner.com)]
- +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38641 Window Switch Bulb Replacement]
-Main Relay Replacement & Reconditioning+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74622 a-l.com thread] +
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54415 a-l.com thread with G1 instructions (similar repair procedure)]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88478 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/PGMFImainRelay/PGMFImainRelay.html (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38641 Window Switch Bulb Replacement]+
=== Engine/Emissions/Exhaust === === Engine/Emissions/Exhaust ===
-Cleaning the Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV)+*Cleaning the Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV)
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85010 a-l.com DIY thread] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85010 a-l.com DIY thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78022 a-l.com thread with tips]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78022 a-l.com thread with tips]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81105 a-l.com thread with tips]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81105 a-l.com thread with tips]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52687 a-l.com thread with pics] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52687 a-l.com thread with pics]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81105 a-l.com thread] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81105 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64212 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64212 a-l.com thread]
- +
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62840 Crank (Cam) Angle Sensor - Reconditioning/Repotting with non-metallic Epoxy] - one user in the first thread reports no probs with this DIY after 20K mi)+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68912 EGR Valve and Pipe Removal and Cleaning] +
-Fuel Filter Replacement+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62840 Crank (Cam) Angle Sensor - Reconditioning/Repotting with non-metallic Epoxy] - one user in the first thread reports no probs with this DIY after 20K mi)
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=8435 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79886 a-l.com thread for RL (similar procedure for 2nd gen)]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/FuelFilter/FuelFilter.html (LegendTuner.com)]+
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75695 Oil Change]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68912 EGR Valve and Pipe Removal and Cleaning]
 +*Fuel Filter Replacement
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=8435 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79886 a-l.com thread for RL (similar procedure for 2nd gen)]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68429 Oxygen Sensor Replacement / O2 Sensor Replacement]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75695 Oil Change]
-PCV Valve Replacement+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68429 Oxygen Sensor Replacement / O2 Sensor Replacement]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=59287 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/PCVvalve/PCVvalve.html (LegendTuner.com)]+
 +*PCV Valve Replacement
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=59287 a-l.com thread]
=== Engine Cooling & Climate Control === === Engine Cooling & Climate Control ===
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/aircon/aircon.html A/C System Recharge (LegendTuner.com)]+*Blower Unit (motor) Replacement
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19543 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45891 a-l.com thread]
-Blower Unit (motor) Replacement+*Cabin Air Filter Removal
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19543 a-l.com thread]+**Note: You can cut down a HEPA filter from Home Depot vs. Buying the $30 Acura filter. It will work better and be much cheaper.
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45891 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69148 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29794 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16100 a-l.com thread]
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52656 Replacing Water By-Pass In Pipe O-Rings and Manifold Removal]
-Cabin Air Filter Removal+*Radiator Replacement
-:Note: You can cut down a HEPA filter from Home Depot vs. Buying the $30 Acura filter. It will work better and be much cheaper.+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79749 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69148 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72372 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29794 a-l.com thread]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16100 a-l.com thread] +
- +
- +
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52656 Replacing Water By-Pass In Pipe O-Rings and Manifold Removal]+
- +
-Radiator Replacement+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79749 a-l.com thread]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72372 a-l.com thread]+
- +
- +
-Thermostat Removal and Replacement+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74445 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/thermo/thermo.html (Legendtuner.com DIY)]+
 +*Thermostat Removal and Replacement
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74445 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/thermo/thermo.html (Legendtuner.com DIY)]
=== Interior === === Interior ===
 +*[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/glovebox/glovebox.html Glove Box Removal (Legendtuner.com DIY)]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/glovebox/glovebox.html Glove Box Removal (Legendtuner.com DIY)]+*Center Console/Dash Removal
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93010 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/g2dash/g2dash.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]
-Center Console/Dash Removal+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44338 Dash Vent Replacement]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93010 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/g2dash/g2dash.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74621 Lower Dash Panel Removal (for alarm install or main relay replacement)]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/cupholder/cupholder.html Cupholder Repair (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=39152 Interior Door Handle Repair]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44338 Dash Vent Replacement]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62989 Passenger Airbag Replacement]
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74621 Lower Dash Panel Removal (for alarm install or main relay replacement)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=39152 Interior Door Handle Repair]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/belt/belt.html Seat Belt Repair (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/doors/doors.html Sedan Door Panel (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62989 Passenger Airbag Replacement]+
=== Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential === === Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=760394 Transmission Trouble Codes] +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=760394 Transmission Trouble Codes]
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5631 Tranny Mounts]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69991 Axle Removal]+
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66734 ATF Strainer/Filter Removal and Replacement]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5631 Tranny Mounts]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4818 AT Transmission Flush Procedure (4x)]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69991 Axle Removal]
-Differential Fluid Change+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66734 ATF Strainer/Filter Removal and Replacement]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45853 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/DifferentialFluid/DifferentialFluid.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4818 AT Transmission Flush Procedure (4x)]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51576 Differential Pinion Seal Replacement] - in linked MSWord Doc+*Differential Fluid Change
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45853 a-l.com thread]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74422 Steering Wheel Removal]- pics are no longer avail+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=51576 Differential Pinion Seal Replacement] - in linked MSWord Doc
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/repairs/shimmy/shimmy.html Steering Wheel Shimmy (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74422 Steering Wheel Removal]- pics are no longer avail
=== Suspension & Tires === === Suspension & Tires ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69990 Shocks Installation]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69990 Shocks Installation]
==Do it Yourself Modifications and Upgrades== ==Do it Yourself Modifications and Upgrades==
This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain performance upgrade procedures for your Legend. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. All the JDM retrofit crap belongs here. This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain performance upgrade procedures for your Legend. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. All the JDM retrofit crap belongs here.
- 
-Q: What after market performance modifications are available for the Legend? 
-: [[Legend Performance Modification List]] 
=== Body/Exterior === === Body/Exterior ===
-For Headlights and Foglights, see Electrical Section.+*For Headlights and Foglights, see Electrical Section.
 +*Custom Clear/Red Coupe Taillights
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30284 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27651 a-l.com thread]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/bumperfog/bumperfogs.html Bumper Light Fog Mod (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70119 JDM Door Sill Install]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/clearbumpers.html Clear Bumper Signals (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4819 Painted Taillights]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/clearcorners/clearcorners.html Clear Corner Signals (LegendTuner.com)]+*Sidemarker Installation
- +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66240 a-l.com thread]
-Custom Clear/Red Coupe Taillights+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30284 a-l.com thread]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27651 a-l.com thread]+
- +
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/decals.html Decals. Yes Decals (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/neonOut/neonOut.html Exterior Neon (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/grille.html Grille Mod (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/visor/visor.html JDM Honda Access Legend KA7 window visor kit (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70119 JDM Door Sill Install]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/mask.html OEM Nose mask Kit (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4819 Painted Taillights]+
- +
-Sidemarker Installation+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=66240 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/sidemarkers/sidemarkers.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/tailstrobe/tailstrobe.html Strobe Lights (LegendTuner.com DIY]+
- +
-Sunroof Tilt Modification / Moonroof Tilt Modification+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53038 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/moonroofTilt/moonroof.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
 +*Sunroof Tilt Modification / Moonroof Tilt Modification
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=53038 a-l.com thread]
=== Brakes === === Brakes ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64012 Brake Caliper Removal / Upgrading Brake Calipers]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64012 Brake Caliper Removal / Upgrading Brake Calipers]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69063 Wilwood Brake Upgrade]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69063 Wilwood Brake Upgrade]
- +
-Painting your Brake Calipers+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70740 A-L.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/brakepaint.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
 +*Painting your Brake Calipers
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=70740 A-L.com thread]
=== Electrical === === Electrical ===
-9005 to 9006 Headlight Conversion+*9006 Base Conversion to fit H4H Housing
-"This conversion allows you to use the brighter "highbeam" bulbs in your existing lowbeam sockets. Why? Ask the ricers.+**This conversion is used to fit more common 9006 bulbs (HID or otherwise) into JDM headlight housings.
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/bulbmod/bulbmod.html (Legendtuner.com)] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94235 a-l.com]
- +
- +
-9006 Base Conversion to fit H4H Housing+
-"This conversion is used to fit more common 9006 bulbs (HID or otherwise) into JDM headlight housings.+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94235 a-l.com]+
- +
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/changer.html CD Changer Install (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11804 Change the tone of your Horn]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14351 Custom Angel Eyes]+
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/garmin.html GPS Install (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11804 Change the tone of your Horn]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79197 Integrating a Garage Door Opener]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14351 Custom Angel Eyes]
-JDM One Piece Headlight Wiring+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79197 Integrating a Garage Door Opener]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38955 a-l.com thread]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73548 a-l.com thread] - with HID install+
 +*JDM One Piece Headlight Wiring
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38955 a-l.com thread]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73548 a-l.com thread] - with HID install
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17974 Installing HELLA fogs]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17974 Installing HELLA fogs]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5481 Run your OEM Foglights during the day]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5481 Run your OEM Foglights during the day]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12824 Projector Headlight Conversion]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12824 Projector Headlight Conversion]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89379 Clear Lens Headlight Modification]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89379 Clear Lens Headlight Modification]
=== Engine/Emissions/Exhaust === === Engine/Emissions/Exhaust ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92577 3.2L to 3.5L RL Engine Conversion DIY]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=92577 3.2L to 3.5L RL Engine Conversion DIY]
-Cold Air Intake+*Cold Air Intake
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2250 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2250 a-l.com thread]
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/intake.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+**[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/intake.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39725 Porting Heads, Polishing Heads, and Cylinder Block Preperation]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39725 Porting Heads, Polishing Heads, and Cylinder Block Preperation]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89985 Type 1 to Type 2 Intake Manifold Replacement]
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89985 Type 1 to Type 2 Intake Manifold Replacement]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/exhaust.html Exhaust DIY (LegendTuner.com)]+
=== Engine Cooling & Climate Control === === Engine Cooling & Climate Control ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42654 Throttle Body Coolant Bypass]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=42654 Throttle Body Coolant Bypass]
-HOWTO Bleed Air from the Coolant System+*HOWTO Bleed Air from the Coolant System
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62923 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62923 a-l.com thread]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14016 a-l.com thread]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14016 a-l.com thread]
=== Electrical === === Electrical ===
-Foglight Button Wiring Information+*Foglight Button Wiring Information
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90545 a-l.com thread - button suggestions] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90545 a-l.com thread - button suggestions]
-:[http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=685131 a-l.com thread - includes diagrams] +**[http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=685131 a-l.com thread - includes diagrams]
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/foglamp/foglamp.html (Legendtuner.com) DIY]+
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=21988 Indiglo Gauge Install]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=21988 Indiglo Gauge Install] +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24102 Use an Alpine M-Bus CD Changer with the pre-wired cable]
-[http://24.96.59.129:8080/legendtuner/upgrades/iPodLegend.html IPOD/AUX interface installation on a factory Bose Stereo]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44070 Setup Remote Start with Tilt Steering]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24102 Use an Alpine M-Bus CD Changer with the pre-wired cable]+*JDM Headlight Wiring Instructions for USDM Legends
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=50924 a-l.com thread]
 +**[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/HID/HID.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]
 +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=370896 HID in JDM One Piece]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44070 Setup Remote Start with Tilt Steering]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7111 H.I.D. Installation]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/groundwires.html Grounding Kit (LegendTuner.com)]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21648 HID Review]
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/venom.html Venom 400 Nitrous Install (LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/headlamp/headlamp.html Halogen Upgrade (LegendTuenr.com DIY)]+
- +
-JDM Headlight Wiring Instructions for USDM Legends+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=50924 a-l.com thread]+
-:[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/HID/HID.html (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=370896 HID in JDM One Piece]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7111 H.I.D. Installation] +
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21648 HID Review]+
- +
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43886 LCD TVs in Headrests]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/subwoofer.html Subwoofer Install(LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/security.html Theft Deterrent System Install(LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/video.html Video System Install (LegendTuner.com)]+
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43886 LCD TVs in Headrests]
=== Interior === === Interior ===
 +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44125 Acura MDX Shift Knob Install]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44125 Acura MDX Shift Knob Install]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=173989#post173989 Blacked Out Bezels]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=173989#post173989 Blacked Out Bezels] +*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99933 Gentex Auto-Dimming Mirror Install (see pg 2)]
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/extinguisher.html Fire Extinguisher Install (LegendTuner.com)]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21988 Indiglo Gauge Installation]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99933 Gentex Auto-Dimming Mirror Install (see pg 2)]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43677 Lighted Window Switches]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21988 Indiglo Gauge Installation]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=63325 Power Passenger's Seat Install]
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43677 Lighted Window Switches]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/dampening.html Noise Dampening(LegendTuner.com)]+
- +
-[http://ww2.legendtuner.com:8080/LEGENDtuner/upgrades/LED/LED.html LED Accessory Lights (LegendTuner.com DIY)]+
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=63325 Power Passenger's Seat Install]+
=== Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential === === Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential ===
-Automatic Transmission to 6-Speed Manual Transmission SWAP+*Automatic Transmission to 6-Speed Manual Transmission SWAP
-:[http://www.2slik4u.com/6spd.htm 2slik4u.com writeup]+**[http://www.2slik4u.com/6spd.htm 2slik4u.com writeup]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19827 a-l.com thread] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19827 a-l.com thread]
- +*Transmission & Motor Mount Repair/Upgrade
-Transmission & Motor Mount Repair/Upgrade +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96833 a-l.com]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=96833 a-l.com]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99687 a-l.com]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=99687 a-l.com]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94586 a-l.com parts list & price estimates]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=94586 a-l.com parts list & price estimates]+
=== Suspension & Tires === === Suspension & Tires ===
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55683 ADDCO Sway Bar shoulder bolt (for install)]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55683 ADDCO Sway Bar shoulder bolt (for install)]
- +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88412 Camber Kit] +
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14145 FAQ on Rolling Fenders]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88412 Camber Kit]
-[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47704 Front Koni Shock Installation]+*[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14145 FAQ on Rolling Fenders]
-[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=76682 TSX suspension retrofit]+*[http://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47704 Front Koni Shock Installation]
 +*[https://acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=76682 TSX suspension retrofit]
-Tie BAR Installation+*Tie-bar Installation
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17181 LEGEND Tie Bars] +**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17181 LEGEND Tie Bars]
-:[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11726 KMS tie bar installation]+**[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11726 KMS tie bar installation]
==External Links== ==External Links==
-*[http://www.legendtuner.com/ Legendtuner.com - Lots of DIY pages] 
*[http://service.arnach.net/ Legend Online Service Manual (Now with TCS Service Scans)] *[http://service.arnach.net/ Legend Online Service Manual (Now with TCS Service Scans)]

Current revision

Contents


Frequently Asked Questions, Common Problems, and Suggested Fixes

This section specifically covers common problems you may encounter with the Legend and suggested solutions. Basically, if you don't know WHY something is happening with your car, look here. Once you have identified the problem, please refer to the DIY section for detailed procedures on how to fix these problems.

Body/Exterior

For Foglights & Headlights please see the Electrical Section.

  • Clogged windshield wiper nozzle (aka washer fluid squirter)
  • I have water in my trunk or moisture in my tail lights
    • Replace the tail light gasket. Recommendation: Spend 28c vs $15 by cutting your own out of craft foam. It's the same stuff and costs much less! See DIY Repairs Section for Replacement Procedure

Brakes

Electrical

  • My Steering wheel mounted controls (horn, cruise control, and/or radio buttons) have stopped working.
  • Why does my car not start or abruptly dies?
    • If you car doesn't start when its hot or has been left alone for a while (overnight) but starts up and runs great the second time without any problems, check your main relay. The main relay controls your fuel pump and the solder joints within the relay wear out over time. This is a common Honda problem.
    • See DIY Repairs Section for Replacement & Reconditioning procedure.
  • Why is my speedometer not working or erratic?
  • Where can I buy Bose Speakers & what part numbers do I need to order?
  • What bulbs are used in my car?
    • This is a list of bulb types used in a 1994 LS model sedan. All G2 sedans should be the same, with only minor differences for a coupe.
    • External:
      • Low-beams: 9006 (HB4), 51W (x2)
      • High-beams: 9005 (HB3), 60W (x2)
      • Front bumper turn signals: 1156, 27W (x2)
      • Rear turn signals: 1156, 27W (x2)
      • Corner parking lights: 168, 5W (x2)
      • Corner turn signals: 168, 5W (x2)
      • High-mount brake light: 1156, 27W (x1)
      • Lower brake lights (dual filament): 1157, 7W/27W (x4)
      • Upper brake lights (single filament): 67, 8W (x2)
      • Rear corner brake lights: 168, 5W (x2)
      • Reverse lights: 1156, 27W (x2)
      • License plate: 168, 8W (x2)
    • Internal:
      • Visor mirror illumination: special size? Acura part #34273-SP0-013 (28mm festoon) (x2)
      • Gear selector (auto transmission): neo-wedge (x1)
      • Radio backlighting: neo-wedge (x?)
      • Climate control backlighting: neo-wedge (x2)
      • Gauge backlighting: 194, 3.4W (x4)
      • Gauge overhead illumination: 74, 1.4W (x2)
      • Trunk: 3021, 3.4W (31mm festoon) (x1)
      • Glove box: 3021, 3W (x1)
      • Front overhead dome and map lights: 168, 5W (x4)
      • Rear overhead dome and reading lights: 3021, 5W (31mm festoon) (x3)
      • Courtesy lights (in door, front+rear): 3021, 3.4W (31mm festoon) (x4)
      • Footwell lights (under dash): 74, 1.4W (x2)

Engine/Emissions/Exhaust

  • My car idles low or has a problem maintaining idle.
    • Clean your Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV).
    • See DIY Repairs Section for Throttle Body and Intake Air Control Valve Cleaning Procedure
  • Why do I have an fluctuating idle or erratic idle or fluctuating idle when hot
    • Low coolant in radiator (due to leak), air in the cooling system, vacuum leak, or BHG
    • a-l.com thread - includes bleeding procedure
    • a-l.com thread - why a large amount of air causes overheating
    • a-l.com thread - example of bad radiator cap
  • What is the Mystery Plastic Gunk on front of Oil Pan underneath the timing belt cover?
    • The Crank Angle Sensor "Potting" (sealing) material is melting off. This doesn't affect the performance of the vehicle so you can safely ignore it.
    • a-l.com thread
    • See DIY Repairs Section for a refitting/repotting procedure if you insist on rebuilding it.
  • What engine swaps are possible?
    • JDM Engine Swap
    • JDM MOTORS
    • 3.5L from 1st Gen RL
    • TL/CL Engines WHY IT CAN/CAN'T BE DONE
    • In theory, if you have the time (and money), just about any engine swap is possible, just most will require extensive bodywork, engine bay work, pain, and suffering, so again unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, most swaps with other Honda/Acura engines should not be attempted. On the other hand, there are a few exceptions to what can be swapped and what cannot be installed.
    • Remember, the Legend's engine is a 6 cylinder, and these heavy bodies need hp and torque...not really much point in trying to throw in a 4 banger from an Integra or Civic...unless your heart is really set on it and your pockets are burning your thighs. Finally, just about anything CAN be accomplished if you have the money, boredom, and time.
    • All Possible
      • [USDM Type I -> USDM Type II]: Can be swapped easily with no custom mounts or anything...just drops right in (works with Type I ECU, but works noticibly better with Type II ECU swapped also){also works vice versa}
      • [USDM Type I -> JDM Type I/II]: Same as above, just drops right in, nothing custom about it. {also works vice versa}
      • [USDM Type I -> EDM Type I/II]: Same as above, still nothing fancy. {also works vice versa}
      • [Type I heads -> Type II heads/intake manifold]: Possible with a few modifications, this would turn your Type I into a Type II...its just alot easier to do a complete swap than to modify all this.
      • [Legend Type I -> 96-98 TL/Inspire]: Totally possible, since the TLs from these years shared the same C32A Type I that the Legend used from 91-95.
      • [Legend -> 96-03 3.5 RL/Legend]: Done by several members (search G2 Performance forum), requires fabbing a custom mount and some wiring work. Can use Type I, II, or RL Intake Manifold.
    • NOT Possible without serious money/time
      • [Legend C32 -> NSX C32]: Requires SERIOUS money, since this C32 engine is wider than the Legends C32, and would require the rest of the car to be completely modified to accomodate this engine. The intake manifold isnt swappable from the NSX either.
      • [Legend -> 99-04 TL/Inspire]: Completely different engines...Legend uses the C block which is laterally mounted, TL/Inspire's use the J block which is completely sideways (transversely mounted).
      • [Legend -> 96-03 CL]: Same as above, the CL uses the J block also.

Engine Cooling & Climate Control

  • Coolant Smell in Cabin. Where's it coming from?
  • Intermittent A/C Operation (sometimes blows cold air)?
    • Replace the Fan Control Unit (FCU). This box decides when to engage your A/C compressor and your radiator fans.
    • a-l.com thread
  • Noisy Climate Control Temperature Sensor Fan (for cars with Automatic Climate Control only)
  • Do I need a single or dual outlet water pump?
    • It appears that a dual outlet water pump is only required if you car has an oil cooler
    • a-l.com thread

Interior

  • Sagging Sun Visors
    • Possible Solution: two different possible causes - one includes pics
    • a-l.com thread

Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential

  • My AT automatic transmission shifter is stuck!
  • Can I convert my AT transmission to a manual?
    • Yes, but it's gonna cost money. You are more than likely better off selling your AT Legend and purchasing a 5-speed or 6-speed. If you insist on throwing money away, see the DIY Modifications and Upgrades Section for the Install Procedure.
  • Are there any differences between the auto and manual differential?

Suspension & Tires

  • What offset do I need to avoid rubbing with aftermarket wheels?
    • The Offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types:
      • Zero Offset: The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.
      • Positive Offset: The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.
      • Negative Offset: The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.
    • If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside.
    • Offset Required for the Legend: To avoid rubbing, you need to make sure the wheels you get are the following: MINIMUM of +42 offset. +45 and above is better (this is on a 7.5" wide wheel.) If you go wider than that, you need the offset to be closer to +51, like Fut (18 x 8, +51 offset). Stock offset for the Legend is +65. Most aftermarket wheels are in the low 40's to high 30's. Note: Sedans have smaller wheel wells than coupes, so stick with a 215/40 to 225/40 size tire.
  • Where can I find a shop to have my wheels/rims bored out?
    • Instead of finding a machine shop, try contacting one of the larger wheel & tire shops in your

area to see if they have an in-house lathe. The W&T shops with in-house lathes are likely willing to do the job for cheaper.

Performance/Misc Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is premium gasoline necessary?
    • No, but your gas mileage (MPG) will suffer so cost per mile-wise, it will be a wash.
    • a-l.com thread
  • Can I fit an NSX Engine in my Legend? The engine code is similar.
    • No, the NSX engine is completely different and only shares the oil filter. It's physically wider and won't fit without cutting into the frame rails. It may be possible with $15K-20K but why bother. Please stop asking.
  • Can I make my Legend RWD?
    • No. You might as well put an NSX engine into this car.
  • What's the difference between the redline and my rev limit?
  • What body kits are available for the Legend?
  • What options were available from the factory for the Legend?
  • Is it possible to convert a Type 1 Legend into a Type 2 Legend?
    • Yes but it may not be cost effective to do a complete conversion (Calipers, ECU, engine, fuel pressure regulator). The most cost effective conversion would be to just replace the Type-I intake manifold with a Type 2 intake manifold, re-use the Type-2's FPR, and then re-flashing your ECU. If you insist on spending more cash, you would get more "bang for the buck" by undergoing a 3.2L to 3.5L engine swap. Please refer to theEngine Section of the FAQ for more details.
  • How are the fueling systems (ECU/FPR) different between a Type 1 and a Type 2 engine?
    • The fuel maps in the ECU are leaner for the Type 2 (vs the Type 1) because a Type 2 uses a higher pressure fuel pressure regulator. This may account for the sluggish performance some users have found when using a Type 2 engine with a Type 1 ECU.
    • a-l thread
  • What engines can I swap into my Legend?
    • See the engine section above for details.
  • What aftermarket ECU chips are available for my Legend?
    • For years, Bayou and Dinan (relabeled Bayou) were the only aftermarket ECUs available. In the past year though, ECU homebrew development has come to the Legend thanks to users like "Beav". If you are interested in upgrading your ECU, you can now choose between obtaining one of the default "mild" tunes made available by other enthusiasts or downloading the toolchain required to do a full custom tune specific to your vehicle. Since the toolchain is designed to operate similarly to the map editors available for other Honda engines, any competent shop with can tune your vehicle with an hour or so of dyno time.
    • Note: One should realistically expect no more than a 10% HP gain from an aftermarket ECU chip with a naturally aspirated engine.
    • ECU Chip Upgrade Information (Multiple Threads, DIYs, etc)
    • Telion ECU tune (Not an endorsement but an example of a tune available off-the-shelf)

Do it Yourself Repairs

This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain REPAIR procedures for your Legend. Basically, if you know what you want to fix yet don't know how to do it yet, look here. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. Please put all the retrofit and modification links in the other DIY section.

Body/Exterior

For Foglights & Headlights please see the Electrical Section.

  • Rust Removal DIY - cb7tuner.com thread for 90-92 Accord but same procedure applies

Brakes

Electrical

Engine/Emissions/Exhaust

Engine Cooling & Climate Control

Interior

Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential

Suspension & Tires

Do it Yourself Modifications and Upgrades

This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain performance upgrade procedures for your Legend. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. All the JDM retrofit crap belongs here.

Body/Exterior

  • For Headlights and Foglights, see Electrical Section.
  • Sunroof Tilt Modification / Moonroof Tilt Modification

Brakes

Electrical

  • 9006 Base Conversion to fit H4H Housing
    • This conversion is used to fit more common 9006 bulbs (HID or otherwise) into JDM headlight housings.
    • a-l.com

Engine/Emissions/Exhaust

Engine Cooling & Climate Control

Electrical

Interior

Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential

Suspension & Tires

External Links

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