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The ABS and VSS lights are on!
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
Noticed that all bushings on my front lower control arms are torn. Can this be the cause of the popping noise I hear when turning
Yes that is correct. Bad bushings will cause a noise in the front end and excessive rattling while hitting bumps. If you need more help, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car's location to inspect the rattling...
Car is still overheating - 2006 Acura TL
There is no bleed screw on the 2nd generation TLs. Bleed the cooling system with the nose of the car higher than the rear if possible let it heat up at an idle until the thermostat opens and allow all...
Where is the heater control valve located?
The heater control valve is located in the engine compartment, on the firewall. From the illustration, it appears to be either in the middle of the firewall, towards the top, or on the passenger side. There will be a couple...
What is the specific torque for the rod bearing of a 2001 Acura 3.2 TL?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2001 Acura TL.According to AllData, the specifications are: Connecting Rod Bolt Torque 20 N-m (2.0 kgf-cm, 14 lbf-ft) If you end up needing any help with your vehicle, consider YourMechanic, as one of...
I replaced the radiator water pump, thermostat, and timing belt. The car is acting like it doesn't want to stay on and it still gets hot.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the overheating began after you worked on the vehicle's cooling system, I would make sure that the system is properly filled and bled. If there are any air pockets anywhere in the cooling system,...
When driving and going over 55 mph the car starts shaking like it is going to cut off.
Hi there! There are several reasons why your TL can act this way. First off, if this behavior is predominantly after the car has been sitting overnight or longer, it can be the result of "flat-spotting" - the low profile...
Loosing power
There a few things that could be happening here. Number one, you could have a draw that is draining the battery. If this is the case, you will need to do a draw test that is done with an amp...
The light next to the "drive" indicator has started flashing.
The flashing light indicates a fault with the transmission, in a similar manner the check engine light indicates a faulty sensor,etc. The best thing to do before spending money, is to spend money on a proper diagnosis as to why...
Engine Light/ Maintenance Required/ TCS Light on
All these codes point to engine misfires. You should pull the spark plug wires to see if oil is on the spark plug wires causing the misfire. You would need to replace the valve cover gaskets and spark plug tube...
My car cant get over 3500 rpm for some reason
Your issue sounds like a sensor problem. You should start by trying to pull codes from the car's computer, and see if there is any issues detected by the ECU. Diagnosis on the vehicle is going to take some process...
Windshield wipers stopped working
Hi there. This can occur from a blown fuse, a failed motor or a problem with the control switch. I usually check the fuse first to see if it has blown. If it has then I replace it and see...
Stalling and overheating problem - 1996 Acura TL
It sounds like your vehicle may have having an issue with the fuel delivery. The fuel is likely not reaching the engine in an amount sufficient enough to keep it running. Possible causes of this issue would be a faulty...
Knocking when going over bumps
Hi, thanks for writing in. Most of the time, the clunking or knocking sound when hitting a bump is caused by the stabilizer bar bushings. The stabilizer bar helps to "stabilize" the steering, but also helps to shift weight on...
TCS light stays on for days, and then comes off for like a week, then comes back on for days again.
Hello, thanks for writing in. There are a lot of things that can cause this. Most of the time if the vehicle is running fine it comes on from low brake fluid or a failing wheel speed sensor. If all...
I have a 2000 acura tl 3.2 ...the spark plugs and coils are fine but after starting up as the car begins to get warm theres this r
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if I cant find where my oil leak coming from could I use blue devil oil leak treatment?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Acura TL. The safest thing to do is this: Clean any oil off the engine. Have some leak detector dye put in the engine oil. Within a short time, the dye will come...
Fixing a cradle
Hello there. Replacing the subframe in your 2003 Acura TL is a very extensive job. The subframe is not something that is normally replaced, unless it was damaged in a collision. If the subframe is damaged due to a collision,...
My car has an electrical system issue, loses power, and stalls
Hi there. These situations can be caused by a number of things and can be frustrating. From my experience with this vehicle, it is usually caused by a bad ignition switch. It can also be a bad main relay or...
How much gas do I have when running on empty for my Acura?
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Your car has a 17.2 gallon fuel tank which is broken down to 15.2 gallons of use and 2 gallons reserve. After 15.2 gallons are used, the fuel gauge should read E for...

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