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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TL
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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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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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I have a 2002 Acura tl 3.2, what can cause the car to do this? Hesitates and then surges con't without my foot on gas pedal.
First check to see if any OBD-II codes have set. A real time scanner can be used to check the operation of the throttle position sensor - TPS. TPS faults are a common cause of the symptoms you are describing....
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Car battery dead but it turns on with cables but when I leave it off for 30 mins it dies
If you can restart the car after driving it but if vehicle sits for more than 30 minutes then will not crank the engine then you most likely have a bad battery due to dead cells inside the battery. Replace...
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Difficult to put in park but when it does it jumps forward or reverses
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission so any failure is likely to result in codes being stored in the transmission controller. It's also likely from your description, that there might be a problem in the shifter itself. It's difficult...
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My car turns on and reverse but when i put in drive it does not move. What can that be?
Hi there. This could be multiple problems ranging from issues with shift linkage, to shift solenoids and internal transmission component failure. In most cases, a problem like this will trigger an error code that can be downloaded by a professional...
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power switch on my car is broken. how much will it cost for both parts and labor
Hi there. Before we can give you an accurate estimate for repairing this, we'd have to complete a power seat is not working inspection at your location to isolate the root source of this issue. On power seats it could...
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Where is my starter on my 98 Honda Acura 3.2 Tl
Hi there. You might want to watch this video on replacing the starter on a similar 3.2 liter V-6 on a 2003 Acura - which has the starter located the same as your 98. If you determine that you'd rather...
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Radio won't turn off whole car is one. No lights are working on the radio console. None of the buttons are functioning
Hello, thank you for writing in. While checking your fuses is never a bad idea, specially with this many miles, it is most likely an issue with the radio itself. You can try swapping out the deck for a different...
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On my acura tl 2005 my engine light turned on what will cause my light to be on ?
Hi there. The engine or warning lights will be triggered anytime a sensor detects an error somewhere in the engine, transmission or driveline system; including brakes, axles and even tire pressure. If an auto parts store indicated that the code...
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Would you recommend 05'ish Acura TL's w/good maintenance history as a good option for a used car?
Hi there. Acura's tend to do quite well - especially when the service record is exceptional. One thing that many people forget is that an Acura is essentially an upscale Honda, as the components are typically the same in each...
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Hey Allen. I just rebuilt (?) the engine on my 06 Acura TL. Now the engine line went on. They told me the engine? can blow up if I
Hi there. I think it may be a good idea to find a new mechanic. Fortunately, our mobile mechanics are able to complete most diagnostic inspections and complete a lot of repairs services at your location, and on your schedule....
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P1717 check engine light code on Acura TL type s 07
Hi there. This OBD-II code pertains to the transmission selector range switch. This switch tells the transmission what gear you are selecting. This code can be induced if the battery voltage got below 11 volts. The solution is to either...

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