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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
Q: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
How much would it cost to get the gear box replaced in my 1996 Acura RL
Hello. If the transmission gears are actually stripped then the transmission needs to be either rebuilt or replaced. It can be taken apart and inspected to see if it is savable but it may not be. If not then it...
Once in a while car temperature gauge goes from normal to hot when the A/C is turned on.
The condition of your car's cooling system was probably "marginal" prior to the a/c repair and what has happened is the additional engine load that a/c operation is now creating has "tipped the scales" and so you now see the...
Acura 2002 rl p0303 no spark
The coil in your application has a power wire, a ground wire, and a PCM pulse command wire (5 volt pulse) that operates the coil’s internal switching transistor. Although you may have measured battery voltage on the power wire (Blk/Yel),...
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...
Check transmission systems light is on and trans is slipping
Hi Tariq. Thanks for submitting your question today. Usually when the transmission is slipping, it's an indication of three possible issues. Either the transmission fluid is contaminated or hydraulic lines are clogged with filter debris, an inner transmission seal is...
where is automatic tranny drain plug for 1999 acura rl? Is Differential drain same as tranny drain plug??
The drain plug is an 18 MM by 1.5 (thread pitch) bolt located on the lower side of the transmission across from an exhaust down pipe. Just locate the exhaust pipe, look across at the bottom side of the transmission...
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...
How to disable alarm on a 97 acura rl
If you have a factory installed alarm system then you cannot disable it. If you have an aftermarket installed alarm system then it can be removed and connections cut restored to original configuration .
If my immobilized light indicator doesn’t turn on when I insert my key and turn my vehicle on does this mean I have a faulty immob
Hi John. When your engine is turned on, the immobilizer light should briefly turn on. This lets you know that the security system is working; if the immobilizer light does not briefly come on, the system is not functioning properly....
My acura starts with the key right away but when i use my remote start it cranks like normal but wont start.
This sounds like it could be an issue with the remote starter system especially if this system is aftermarket. Many aftermarket Security remote start systems fail commonly. I would recommend visiting a car audio shop as they install system such...

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