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Gaskets replacement
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Battery & oil light come on after braking awhile at red light
There are a number of things that may cause the vehicle to stall while driving. This can happen for any number of reasons such as fuel supply issues such as a bad fuel pump, vacuum leaks, electrical faults or various...
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Fix it or trade it in?
Hi Jessica. Thanks for contacting us today. My general rule of thumb is that if the cost of repair or service is more than half of the blue book value of the vehicle, then trade-in is the best economic option....
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Bearings replaced now ABS/VSA codes & ignition problem
The large axle nut that retains the CV axle to the wheel hub (the hub is supported on the bearing) is not infrequently over tightened by "amateur", or not too well trained, mechanics. A consequence of this over tightening is...
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Two lights came on today at the same time: check emission system and check VSA system
The check emissions system may be related to many different things such as a problem with an oxygen sensor not reading the exhaust gases properly, a problem with the evaporative emissions system or potentially bad gas cap. The best option...
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Noise after timing belt and water pump replaced
It is certainly possible that something could have gone wrong during the repair. The best thing to do in this situation is to return to the mechanic who did the repairs and ask them to give your vehicle as second...
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Recently replaced engine due to water damage. Now car shakes at idle and check engine light flashes.
If your catalyst is bad then I would suggest replacing it first and then clear codes and see how engine runs afterwards and if it needs further diagnosis.
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Brand New battery in Acura TL went dead after car was sitting for 3 days .could it be a bad alternator?
Aleissa. Thanks for contacting us today. When a new battery goes dead after replacement, it's typically due to the alternator being damaged or one of the charging cables not working correctly. In regards to the security alarm, this might be...
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speed cuts off when accelerator pushed. Gives code 730
Hi Abe. Thanks for contacting us today. P-0730 is the OBD-II generic code for an incorrect gear ratio detected in an automatic transmission. The ratio of a combination of engine speed and throttle position and the speed of the transmission...
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My car made a loud screeching noise and now smoke comes from under the hood and it smells. Also its not drivable
It sounds like you may have an issue with the transmission. A torque converter going bad makes the most noise when the engine is running and the transmission is in gear with the vehicle sitting still. If you move the...
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I have 02 acuratlWhen I put my car in drive it will go for a few seconds then it will just rev up its like it wont staying in gear
Check the fluid level. A low level (or a too high level) of transmission fluid will cause misoperation. Another possibility is a maladjusted transmission shift linkage, or a problem with the "manual lever" in the transmission. Beyond that, there could...
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05 acura tl automatic will not accelerate and move. rpm going wild and revs. what is the cause?
The first thing to do is to see if the transmission fluid is full? If it is full, then you may have an internal transmission problem and will need further diagnosis to determine the cause by a transmission mechanic like...
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2004 Acura TL changed both o2 sensors in bank 2 and still says bank 2 sensor 2 high voltage what else could it be ?
Hi Ruben. Thanks for contacting us today. Assuming you have cleared the OBD-II code after the repairs were made, the only thing I could assume - without knowing the specific trouble code you've received - is one of the electrical...
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2004 Acura Tl . I recently installed aftermarket radio. Noticed my interior lights arent working when door open .but works manual
Hi Juan. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Unfortunately, when aftermarket components are installed, it's common for electrical shorts to occur, since OEM wiring is not always compatible with all aftermarket stereo systems. Since we only deal with OEM service, repairs,...
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When I try to turn on my car it seems to force itself before actually turning on. I turn the key and it seems like it’s going to g
Hi Zeltzin. Thanks for sending in your question. It appears as if there are a few different issues going on with your Acura. If the engine is hard to start, meaning you turn the key and it cranks for a...
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got what looks like a coolant leak ontop of engine in my 2010 Acura TL. There is also water ontop of the surface of the engine.
Hi Richard. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. Actually, CarMax is rather reliable in regards to diagnosing issues with vehicles they sell to consumers. There is a coolant inlet valve that is located on top of the motor that...
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I have a 2001 Acura TL, today as I was driving from work about 5 minutes before getting home I noticed an odd smell,
Vehicles odors can arise from mildew in the air conditioning system, oil leaks under the hood, or fuel and exhaust leaks. If you have an oil, fuel or exhaust leak, that should be repaired due to the obvious safety hazard....
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How many quarts of oil does a 1996 Accura TL hold
Your Acura TL holds 4.5 quarts of oil including the filter. If you need additional help with this, please schedule an appointment to have one of our professionals from YourMechanic come to your location to perform an oil change service...

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