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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TL
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PCV Vales
There is one PCV valve and two hoses on your engine. If the engine oil has been changed regularly, the valve is typically trouble free. You can test the valve operation to some extent by pinching off vacuum to it...
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My 2003 Acura TL will start right up but when I put it in gear it cuts off. It will crank back up but I get the same reaction when
Several possibilities could account for this. The torque converter could be locked up. To get an "indication" of that possibility, you could try raising engine speed to around 1,800 RPM and then, with a clear path ahead, put the gear...
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Refurbishing my current car.
Hi There, This is a question that involves many different variables that will depend on many different things such as sourcing of parts, the extent of labor performed and quality of parts, paint, materials, etc. Large restoration jobs such as...
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My car idles up but only drives a little
You could have the cause pinpointed in a loss of power diagnostic. The mechanic first has to determine if this is a transmission (mechanical or electrical control) issue or an engine related issue. If engine related, there are sensors that...
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What can be causing my car to have OBD2 codes: P0301- P0306 come up on scanner? Could the cooling system cause this?
P0300 codes are all misfire codes. the last digit designates the cylinder where the misfire was detected. In your case P0301 and 306 mean the misfire was detected on cylinders 1 and 6. You probably won't be able to fix...
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DTC's:P0301- P0306, besides the coil packs and plugs, what else can I check to resolve this problem?
Hi there. Our website has many resources that will help you understand these codes and what they mean. In regards to the P-0300 to 0306 codes, that indicates random misfires are present. Read this article to learn more about the...
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Whenever I drive 1.5 miles, the s3 light starts blinking and then when I stop my car and come back to it, the car won't start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to determine the issue without some more information. To start, when the check engine light illuminates, you want to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. These are what set the check...
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Acura TL 08 leaking coolant thermostat repair gasket broken price for labor if I have all parts including thermostat coolant And g
You are welcome to buy your own parts and book a certified mechanic from YourMechanic to install those parts or perform associated repairs. When reviewing your quote online, open the “price breakdown” tab, and click on “parts options.” From there,...
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Cranking, not starting.
Spark and fuel are required for the engine to start and run properly. If the engine cranks easily, odds are it's not a battery or starter issue. Lack of spark and fuel can be caused by a number of components....
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I have break pads that I want installed on my 2010 acura tl
It is unlikely that the vibration is due to an ABS malfunction. If you do suspect that, remove the fuse powering the ABS system and test drive the car. More likely than not, the vibration will be unchanged even with...
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not sure about lower rear shock mount
There should absolutely not be any play in your rear strut. The strut is intended to be pinched against the steering knuckle. The side that has no play that is pinched down is the side that is correct. I would...
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Acura TL 2006. car was sticking in park.. I spilled coke in the console area where the shifter is located 5 days ago... I thought
Well it's good that you can now move the shifter. However, pouring soda, water, or ANY liquid down the console is not a good idea. None of it has drained out for the car. It all went into or below...
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Idle fluctuates and then stalls.
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Steering wheel doesn't return back to the center
Hi there. The condition you are describing is often a symptom of a steering column failure. The steering column is comprised of several individual sections, starting at the steering rack, and continuing to the steering wheel itself. Sometimes on newer...
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Car is running hot after the water pump and sensor been changed
Anytime a car overheats, the thermostat should be changed because the overheating itself can damage the thermostat. Also, anytime a water pump is replaced, the thermostat should be replaced. I would evaluate the thermostat first as a potential cause of...
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No electrical power to fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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Chances of repairing a cracked exhaust manifold vs replacing?
If you are wanting to fix a crack in an exhaust manifold rather than replacing it, you would need to clean the manifold up, weld the crack, and clean the surface up to a true connection as the manifold will...
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2006 Acura TL Has High Idle
Your vehicle uses electronic throttle control to maintain the desired idle speed. In this system, the engine control module (ECM) receives input from various sensors to determine how much the throttle should be open. It then opens and closes the...
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Misfiring
Hello and thanks for writing in. Unhooking one ignition coil will not cause all other cylinders to misfire, but will rather only cause that particular cylinder to misfire as it is not receiving any power from the ignition module causing...
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My 2004 Acura TL is not blowing cold air. I have gotten a new A/C compressor as well just last year. It started acting up in January of 2017.
Hi there. The air conditioning system can have many things that could contribute to a heat cycle condition. Check the following conditions to find the source of heating issue: Check The condenser for any dirt or plugged up vent...

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