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#1905 of 1965 Questions from a first-timer
Aug 30, 2006 (8:49 am)
Hey Acura lovers,
I'm looking at purchasing a 1999 CL 3.0 (w/ 74K) that is in really good shape. I just had a couple of questions for things I had noticed; I'm looking for tell-tale signs that could spell trouble. The most major thing that I noticed is that when the automatic transmission is changing gears, it transitions from gear to gear a little rough; almost like it's holding on to each gear too long before shifting. It's not too rough but to me it's noticeable. Could this be a sign that the transmission is petering out? (Since from what I understand, it's not an uncommon thing).
Also, with the keyless entry system, is there not a chirp or horn beeping sound when locking the car? (minor detail; just curious).
Thanks to anyone who can provide their input--
#1906 of 1965 Questions from a first-timer
Aug 31, 2006 (6:56 pm)
We have a 99 2.3 CL, bought new. The transmission issues were with the second gen cars (2001+). The first gen did not have many issues in this area, but I can't say for sure. Our is a manual 5 speed. I highly recommend this, we have 95,500 trouble free miles on ours. (still on original battery and struts, have replaced tires, exhaust, and timing belt).
#1907 of 1965 Questions from a first-timer
Aug 31, 2006 (8:05 pm)
Forgot to answer your other question. The remote can be changed to not sound the horn. I have ours set this way. It's in the manual, some combination of button presses on the remote changes it.
#1908 of 1965 Alternator problem anyone?
Sep 05, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I purchased a 97 Acura CL yesterday with only 87K on it... The alternator just went out... Luckily the dealership had it towed and all that stuff and are fixing it for free but i havent owned the car a day yet so it worries me... anyone else have a alternator prob? or anyone know if the 97 CL was affected by the so called transmission epidemic?