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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura RL
The 2012 Acura RL is a luxury four-door sedan that offers a decent amount of interior space and seating, as well as appreciable performance (although it’s limited to just a V6 engine)....

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Thinking of buying car. Battery changed in April 2016. Acura dealership multi-point check is showing battery failing. Could this b
Many things can cause a battery to go bad. The vehicle could have sat for an extended period, draining the battery to almost dead. The clock, seat memory, radio memory, the alarm system, all pull a bit of voltage at...
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Can I replace my headlight lens?
No, the assemblies are sealed units with vents. The lens is not available separately. Your low beam headlights are Xenon bulbs, also called HID. That might be the reason they are pricey. Your car is a rebadged version of the...
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Poor fuel economy and sluggish acceleration. Also, my car has squeaky breaks.
Hi there. It sounds like you have a few issues here, but the loss of power and mileage is concerning. It sounds like you have an issue with a failing catalytic converter. If this fails it will clog the exhaust...
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I thought I had a bad starter turns out that it was a bad battery I installed a new battery and I could not turn the lights off,
Hello. If the lights are staying on then you more than likely have a bad combination switch. The switch fails internally and causes this. It can also be a relay that is staying on, but that is not as common....
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Had 3 accidents within 3 months aparts....took to acura dealer they said rear brake (4mm), replace rear struts/front struts.
The brake failure may very well have been from the accidents. I would be difficult to tell without seeing the extent of the damage. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if the brake...
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Hi guys! The breaklights on my 2002 Acura RL are not coming on at all. I just replaced the brake light switch and still nothing; w
Good question. The other day I had the same issue. I replaced the brake light switch and still no brake lights. The issue I came across was that it had to be adjusted a little. If you take the brake...
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Engine does not run in the morning while the ignition seems to be working. When it gets warm outside, car starts.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, it is apparent that something is being affected by ambient temperature. Assuming the check engine light is not coming on when it does start, this leads me to believe the ECM (engine...
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CD Player Went Out The Next Day.....
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your particular vehicle has a history of these issues. A lot of them are related to using burnt discs, and there is a theory that the labels do not agree with the player's head...
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When replacing a wheel hub on an acura , do I have to replace the wheel bearing to? 1997 Acura RL
Hello - perhaps the question should be "Do I have to replace the wheel hub/bearings if one or more studs are broken off?". And, the answer is "No, simply replaced the broken studs." That is - unless the hub or...
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I feel a thump anytime I hit the smallest dip in the road. I've been told that my control arm or tie end rod needs to be replaced.
Hi there. Raise up your vehicle and check the tie rod ends and the control arms and see if they are damaged or loose. Also check the strut tower and see if they are loose at the top of the...
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Does the rear wheel bearing replacement needs pressing or not? 2004 Acura RL
Hello - if you replace the wheel bearing/hub assembly, no, it does not require pressing. This is the recommended replacement approach. Pressing the bearing off/onto the hub requires specialized equipment, with high risk for damage. I would recommend a wheel...
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No start
Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. If you have verified that spark and fuel pressure are good then the next thing I would look at is the engine management system. If the engine is getting...
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My car won't start, the lights flickered, and at one point I heard clicking
Hi there. It definitely sounds like something is shorted electrically and not only draining the battery, but also preventing the proper operation of the other electrical components in the vehicle. This is a serious draw on the electrical system and...
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Why does my car only run if we bypass the fuel pump relay on my 1998 Acura RL
Hi there. If the car will run with the relay bypassed then the fuel pump is fine. If the relay is fine also then the control for the circuit has a failure. Most of the time this is caused by...
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My battery light stays-on, on the dashboard why?
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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I have an Acura RL 2005 with 140k miles, never the transmission fluid has been change. Should I change and do the three times flus
Your vehicle has a Maintenance Minder system, that provides automated reminders of when particular services should be performed. If Maintenance Minder code "3" displays on your instrument panel, you should replace your transmission and transfer case fluid. However, if you...
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ac expansion valve replacement
It costs around $500 (roughly) to replace the expansion valve on your car. However, the valves don't go bad that often. It's a rather simple part mechanically speaking and so a mechanic has to rule out ALL other possible causes...
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Flasher relay
The flasher is in the under dash fuse/relay box. If you need assistance testing the unit and/or pinpointing the cause of a problem with the turn signals, please request turn signal/flasher circuit diagnostic/replacement and the responding certified mechanic will get...
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My engine accelerates while in park and while driving
Hi there. It sounds like the idle air control system is faulty. It sounds like it's sticking in a higher position and causing the concern you're experiencing. Are there any warning lights illuminated? If so, this is a good place...
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What could be causing my VSA to engage when I'm not going that fast around and sweeping turn?
The VSA system may be turned off or there is a defective or dirty wheel speed sensor. Check all of the wheel speed sensors and ensure that they are all clean and free from oil or metal as they are...

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