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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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Readiness code for emission
Hello. Since the vehicle sat for that long, you may have to drive it for about 500 miles before it resets. The key is varying your driving. You need to drive it at highway speeds, around town, stop-and-go driving, and...
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Startup difficulty after filling the gas tank
Hello. If this started right after getting fuel, then you may have gotten bad gas. It sounds like the fuel might be mixed with something else. If the fuel is fine then the fuel pump may be failing. If the...
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All lights are on dashboard. Brake lights will not go off.
I suggest beginning by fixing what is already known first. The brake pedal switch needs to be replaced. That switch does much more than just turn on the brake lights, and is possibly the root cause of all of this....
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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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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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Annoying hissing metallic sound
The dealer is correct to say it is the brakes. The noise is mostly due to the material in the brake pads. The metal in the brake pads can cause a scrapping noise, then changes with temperature and will not...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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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...
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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),...
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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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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 .
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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....

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