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#1814 of 1965 CL Navigation System Problems
May 17, 2004 (7:31 pm)
I have an 2001 Acura CL Type-S with 62,000 miles on it. I've been having problems with my navigation system recently. The navigation system skips on and off over bumps and when I turn up the radio (I have two 10" subs in the trunk). It misreads that the door to the navigation unit is open when it isn't. I've had the sub for nearly a year and only recently began having problems in the past few weeks, so I've ruled out the sub as the cause. I took it to a Acura dealership and they noticed no lose wires and mereley replaced the dvd. The problem persists. Any ideas?
#1815 of 1965 Vent Issue's
Jun 23, 2004 (9:20 am)
My faithful '97 3.0 has 140K hard miles on it and parts are starting to wear out. The latest sign of age is shown by small disintegrating pieces of sponge like material being blown out the center dash vent when the AC is on. Something has worn out, wonder what it is - or was?
#1816 of 1965 Re: Vent Issue's [neil1 #1815]
Jun 24, 2004 (9:50 am)
It's likely your air filter for your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. It's there to catch large dust particles and other foreign objects/debris that you'd rather not inhale. A visit to your local dealer could quickly fix the problem.
#1817 of 1965 2003 CL Type S OEM rim interchangeability?
Jul 09, 2004 (7:38 pm)
I purchased a 2003 CL type S with 18" rims and want to add a second set of wheels and rims for winter use. My questions:
1. What other year OEM rims fit? 02? 04?
2. Must I stay with 17x7"--originial equipment or would 16" fit?
3. is the bolt pattern 114.3 x5 and offset 55?
Thank you for your help
Aug 13, 2004 (9:19 am)
Power window on driver's side seems to have excessive motor noise, and sometimes clunks when it reaches the bottom of the track. Dealer "lubed window track" at last oil change, which worked to get me out the door, but not long after that.
Also, is there any way to tell by VIN or build date the odds of getting a bum tranny? 2002 CL-P has 26k, no problems so far, but wary as warranty ticks away. Does one have to request the 7/100 warranty extension for the tranny?
Any other CL-P eternal blue owners out there? I have seen only two others, one in the South somewhere and one other in Seattle (but it had tan inside...2001?). The color was insisted upon by the powers that be, and had to be shipped from 300+ miles away, but a good choice, as it remains beautiful. Next week it gets the clay bar and two more coats of wax.
#1819 of 1965 2001 Acura CL
Aug 16, 2004 (6:47 am)
I have a 2001 CL in Monterey Blue Pearl. I have never seen another CL in this color. I am very happy with the car. I only have 9,500 miles on it. Only complaint is I only get about 14 mpg in city. I detail the car once a month. This color really shines.
Aug 18, 2004 (11:40 am)
I have an 01 CL with about 55k miles. In the first year I noticed the windows seemed to "jump" as they were lowered, sometimes with that clunking noise. It was most noticable at the top of the movement, and only when going down... it was like they stuck in the top door grooves, and had too much vertical play in the track. My Acura dealer replaced the window track mechanism in the doors. I believe (not sure) they called it the regulator assembly.(?)
#1821 of 1965 Re: 2001 Acura CL [zed421v]
Sep 20, 2004 (3:54 pm)
My CL-S (now traded in for an '04 TL) got about 19 mpg in pure city driving, using imperial gallons. So I think that would translate to about 15 - 15.5 mpg using US gallons. So your 14 mpg is a little low, but not too far off. Maybe you have a heavy foot.
#1822 of 1965 Re: 2002 CL windows [peterdh2000]
Sep 20, 2004 (3:57 pm)
I don't think there is any way you can tell by the VIN #, or build date, whether you may have a bad tranny. Honda offered the extended warranty on certain model years. I got it for my 2001 CL-S, but I'm not sure if the '02's were included.
#1823 of 1965 Gas MPG (and tranny)
Sep 29, 2004 (7:29 am)
'01 Type-S is getting 20-22mpg around town (and that's not pampering it either) and 29-30 consistently on the highway. Something is odd/wrong with only 14mpg, especially if you are keeping it in D5. I have noticed a big decrease if I leave the tranny in D4 or shift manually.
Speaking of tranny, 54k miles and still no problems, BUT... I'm noticing a shudder/shake occasionally when it shifts into 3rd gear. Ever heard of that being a start of tranny failure??