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Acura CL, Coupe
Sep 11, 2005 (11:44 am)
about 33,600 on my 02 CL(Base) that I bought in 2001 September. Its still on the original tranny. I know somebody at this place I used to work at and that person had an 02 TL(Base) and the tranny blew at 71K. Anyway no major problems mechanically with my car. Heard a tire blow a month ago and I had to buy a new tire. It blew up right was I was coming onto the Interstate. Thank god I was not on the interstate going 65 mph in traffic. I remember hitting a curb a week earlier. That was my fault for the tire.
Rigyt now I am having an issue with the fuses. Some of the lights are on on the dashboard. Again my fault. I work a job where I have to sit in my car for the whole time and it was 100 degrees out a couple of moths ago so I get a car fan to keep me cool. Well the car fan blew out my fuse. My Dad tried to fix the fuses because the fuses for the radio were blown out. I am ready to go for inspection but he can;t get the lights off the dash.
Finally, I got the little jet kit installed in the tranny. The guy at the Acura dealer said the tranny was fine but they also said that with the person that I knew that had the 02 TL.
#1864 of 1965 97 CL Autotransmission
Sep 21, 2005 (6:09 pm)
Im not sure what to do with my 2.2 at this point. I have 198k on the car. The transmission was rebuilt about 20k miles ago. That cost me $1500. I had the transmission pulled again about 2k miles ago because something in the differential failed. That cost me another $500.00. Now, the transmission is making a buzzing sound, sort of like a dry bad bearing. It sometimes growls when placed into reverse as well, especially when it is warmed up. I havent been to the dealership yet, only a certified Acura mechanic. Any suggestions? I like the car and would drive it anywhere except for the transmission issue. I understand that Acura has had very little problems with the 97 2.2 auto.
#1865 of 1965 Well good news:
Sep 24, 2005 (12:21 am)
I got the problem with the fuses fixed and I passed inspection. I took it to the dealer that I bought the car from and it was the last day of the warranty. Still no problems. I did take the car on a trip from New Jersey to Baltimore, Maryland and then Baltimore, Maryland to Ocean City, Maryland and then back to Jersey again about 5 months ago. The car did not beat me up in anyway and I didn't feel tired in anyway.
Oct 13, 2005 (4:30 pm)
how to replace front signal lights on my acura cl 2001? pls...... anyone help me on this?? thanks ........
#1870 of 1965 Life after 100K?
Nov 08, 2005 (11:18 pm)
Is the reason people are getting rid of their pre-100K CL's because they don't want to get saddled with a possible 4K transmission job after the extended warranty expires? I've seen an '01 CL for sale that had two unsuccessful attempts at solving the shifting problem. A "re-engineered" tranny was finally used with good results and the car is still under warranty for another 10K. Is there anyone with a similar experience who now enjoys trouble free post 100K bliss?