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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TL
The 2012 Acura TL has softened features, great fuel economy, and an overall fresh feel compared to past model years. The interior has an elegant and sporty feel to it making it comfortable...
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Throttle Body
Hi There, As you might know, the throttle body is the component in your vehicle's intake system that controls the mixture of fuel and air intake into the engine. There are various other components that also work in conjunction with...
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I have a 2003 Acura TL type S and it is experiencing starting issues. The spark plugs have been replaced with NGK plugs and the co
Hi there. The Acura has an ignition control module, but I would suspect that your starting issues in hotter weather are fuel system related and not with the ignition system. As the weather heats, the ability for fuel and air...
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My 2006 Acura TL gear shift will not move what could be wrong
Hi there. The The vehicle stability assist (VSA) Off light is located on the instrument panel and illuminates whenever the VSA system is deactivated. When the VSA system is reactivated, the light will disappear. In general, when the ! light...
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Intermittent loud hissing ( pressure relief?) sound and white smoke from pass side of engine
Hi there. It is quite possible that your radiator cap is damaged or you have a loose AC connection line that is not properly tightened. It would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete a smoke coming...
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I'm looking to purchase a 2013 Acura TL from an Acura dealership in Wisconsin, but I wanted to make sure rust wasn't an issue.
Rami: The areas of immediate concern when it comes to rust are brake and fuel lines and suspension or frame components. Rust on exterior sheet metal (body panels) is somewhat "cosmetic" although of course I understand that nobody wants to...
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I just put in a new aftermarket radio into my girls Acura TL 2005 and I connected the harness's together correctly but no sound
Hi there. A common problem that occurs when installing aftermarket stereo systems is a fuse or electrical relay breaks. This can easily occur if the car battery was not removed during the service. I would verify all fuses and electrical...
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Should I buy an Acura tl 2009 with an engine replacement at 70k miles?
If a used engine was installed, to make a wise decision you would need to know exactly how many miles were accumulated on that used engine PRIOR to its transplant to the car that you are looking at. However, if...
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05 acura tl wont crank till the third time trying?
If the problem occurred right after the service, there might be a connection. If the timing belt were not correct I would expect to see a check engine light, so that's probably not the case. But there might be a...
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I have a 99 acura that overheated but only driven a couple min after heating up now won't start
It is possible that your engine may have overheated to the point where it will no longer run. It does not take very long at all to destroy and engine if it is overheating. I would recommend to first check...
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what does the clicking sound indicate when my car wont start
There are a variety of clicks you might hear when the car fails to start. Gentle clicks from under the dashboard mean the relays are activating, but the starter is not working. A strong tap from under the hood might...
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Why does my car jerk when shift gear? Jerk harder on 3 and 4 gear.
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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I have a 2010 Acura TL. I was told when i bought it chargers wouldn't work in the cigarette port. Are there any chargers that work
It sounds like you may have a loss of power to that particular power outlet. These are typically designed to accept almost any type of charger that will fit into a cigarette lighter port. I would suggest having a professional...
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My acura tl melted 2 coil pack and they cannot be removed should I replace the heads or replace the motor 2006 Acura TL
Hello. I would first determine why the coils melted whether it was from an overheat or something else. In some cases the cylinder head will need to be replaced. I would get some help from an engine specialist to be...
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I have a 2008 Acura TL. At idle the car is revving to low at about 500-600 rpm. The check engine light is also on.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Car stalling
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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I'm trying to confirm your price for a lower ball joint replacement and what steps are needed. I'm getting conflicting advice
Hi there. When it comes to the process of replacing ball joints, there are two steps - only one of which our mobile mechanics are able to complete. The first step is to replace the damaged ball joints - which...
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My mechanic tells me they have to remove the knuckle to replace the front Lower ball joint. What is y'alls understanding?
The steering knuckle is also called steering spindle. This is the steering par that connects the strut and lower ball joint and the steering ball joint so you can steer the vehicle. On some applications the entire steering knuckle needs...
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Lower ball joints
Hi there. Sorry to be confused about what you were asking. In general, we don't offer step-by-step instructions for completing mechanical repairs. However, if you'd like to review the process of removing lower ball joints for a double-wishbone front suspension...
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I have a Acura TL 2003 my AC works when I drive and when I come to a stop and sit for a little while it gets hot,
Hello, thank you for writing in. Each individual issue needs to be handled one by one. The first step is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes, and see why the check engine light is on. Solve that issue if...
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Could I Be Having This Problem Because Of And Oil Change
Hi there. Typically an oil change would not impact the coolant levels or inconsistent operation of the thermostat. It is quite possible that the radiator temperature sensor or the electrical connection to the sensor might be loose or damaged. It's...

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