Last post on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#5639 of 5648 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 27, 2012 (5:55 am)
I got a COSTCO battery for my 2000 ACURA. Works fine for going on 4 years now.
For my 2005 ACURA I went to BATTERYONE and they put in a new one for me right on the spot for under $100 and in under 30 minutes .
If you do it yourself, be sure the dimensions and post locations are an exact match, or else the battery cable and cover may not align properly.
#5640 of 5648 Permachrome rims
Oct 01, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I own a 2006 TL and want to upgrade to 18 inch rims. Acrua's eStore, wants close to $2K for a set of 4 installed (tires are extra!). Looking on eBay, I see what appears to be identical rims (Permachrome) for less than half the price which includes shipping. Other than the premium Acura charges, is the difference due to Permachrome?
I haven't been able to read much about Permachrome. If anyone has experience with, or knowledge of Permachrome and knows of any considerations or drawbacks about it, I welcome your comments.
#5641 of 5648 Engine Light On/Trans "D" Light On, rough Idle..
Oct 02, 2012 (8:15 pm)
I own a 2006 TL and tonight on the way home from Dinner out....my car started to idle very rough. The Engine Check light came on for the first time ever....then the Transmission "D" light started blinking. I just went out and started the car up in front of my house, and with the TL in park saw the VSA and Engine Light come on and it was idling really rough. Then put the car in Drive but no transmission light came on.
The car has 93,600 miles on it and has been regularly maintained by local Acura Dealer since new. This is problem seemed to come up out of no where...it sounds to me like a computer module has failed. Guess I'll know better when the car gets towed to Acura..since it's a very rough idle with little power. Interested to see what the error code is.
Anyone seen this type of problem before?
#5642 of 5648 Re: Engine Light On/Trans "D" Light On, rough Idle.. [boiko]
Oct 02, 2012 (8:22 pm)
check your battery. SOunds a lot like what just happened to my son's TL. ended up dying on him and a new battery put in. That was a temporary fix, since it died out again 2 days later. Turned out to be a defective alternator. So, new one of those on top of the new battery (Probably was time for one of them anyway), and all is well.
but when it was running short on amps, the dash all lit up, ran ragged, etc.
#5643 of 5648 Re: Engine Light On/Trans "D" Light On, rough Idle.. [boiko]
Oct 03, 2012 (7:21 am)
Yes. This just happened to my 2005TL with 89,000 miles on it. Out of nowhere the engine check light came on and the VSA light with the transmission acting funny. The accelerator pedal felt like it it wasn't giving the engine gas. I shut down re-started and the engine check light came on but not the VSA light.
I had it towed to the dealer and it was the "APP SENSOR" (accelerator pedal position sensor) that went bad. The total cost to fix was $390 at the dealer. It was on a Saturday so I don't know if I was charged overtime labor, but I had to get it fixed then & there since I was in the middle of a trip.
Appearantly a failing APP Sensor is common on the TL with this mileage. If this is what you have, we all need to contact ACURA. This expensive repair should not occur with this little mileage.
#5644 of 5648 Yet another A/C Drain/PCM/Water Victim..!
Oct 04, 2012 (6:17 am)
OK I now know what the problem is.....
Count me as yet another PCM/AC Drain Tube/Coil Pack...etc.. victim. I have a 2006 TL w/93,600 Miles on it. Never had even close, to a serious problem with the car before...at least till last night.
Many of you guy's know the drill, I've since Goggled enough threads on the subject - most of which I've managed to read though over the last few hours.
All of a sudden car starts to run rough, engine light comes on. Have it towed via flatbed to Acura. Call me later in the day...possible replacement of PCM, Wiring Harness, Coil Pack, etc...
This is an obvious design flaw. A/C Drain Tube blockage should not lead to water exposure of the PCM...and then cause additional electrical components to fail..leading to an expensive repair bill.
What is Acura's current stance on this issue/problem...what happens to those who have exceeded the warranty period?
Any thoughts on this subject would be very helpful.
#5645 of 5648 Re: Yet another A/C Drain/PCM/Water Victim..! [boiko]
Oct 04, 2012 (7:10 am)
That's interesting! A friend of mine has a Honda Accord. Don't know the exact year but somewhere around the same year as your TL. Same thing happened. The A/C drained water onto the onboard main computer and zapped it. $1000 to fix. I don't think he has an extended since he paid.
I would imagine that if you have an extended warranty that it will be covered. I have an '09 TL with extended warranty and if it happened to me I would definitely ask for coverage. From what I heard the Acura extended warranty is a bumper to bumper coverage.
#5646 of 5648 Re: Yet another A/C Drain/PCM/Water Victim..! [mkacura]
Oct 04, 2012 (7:20 am)
Unfortunately, at 6+ years and 93K miles I think I fall into your friends category..and will also have to pay...and for a TL that could run $2-3K depending on the water damage.
Not a good situation...trying to get a call into Corporate Acura right now since so many people have had this same problem.
#5647 of 5648 Intermitten ABS warning light
Dec 19, 2012 (2:35 pm)
My 1997 TL just turned 130,000 miles. Typically, when the car starts, I think it goes through a ABS self-check (could hear a little noise from the front). Lately, the ABS warning light has been exhibiting intermittent behavior (may stay on from the beginning and may or may not go off later; or come on after it has been off, etc.) Car is fine otherwise with no braking issue. Dealer wants to charge $200 for diagnostic. I'd appreciate if someone has encountered this similar issue and can share what was done to resolve the problem. Thanks.
#5648 of 5648 Re: Intermitten ABS warning light [civic2001]
Dec 19, 2012 (2:45 pm)
Go to Pep Boys or AutoZone, they will do the diagnostic check for free.