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#1060 of 5648 1996 Acura cooling fan query
Aug 11, 2004 (7:29 am)
We purchased a 1996 Acura TL for a few thousand dollars from a Chevy dealer for our daughter to use going to school. It has 144,000 miles and we have the vin history. It was made in Japan and used as a dealer or show car until it was at 44,000 miles. It was then purchased and owned by one man until he traded it in May. We had to have an Acura dealer redo the fluid lines due to air bubbles and this was the cause of overheating the first week. Now all is fine and engine was not damaged by brief overheating. Acura dealer did dignostic and said that the car should easily last, with maintenace, another 50,000 miles plus. My question, the cooling fan runs for about three minutes when the engine is shut off, every time our daughter drives it, be it 5 miles or 15, etc. Is this normal for age and milage. Have we missed something. I have been told that Honda engines often do this. I just need reasurance or a tip if we are missing something that needs to be fixed before winter.
#1061 of 5648 horrible vibration
Aug 13, 2004 (6:19 pm)
I've been to acura 5 times regarding vibration. They eventually changed tires and rims , but to no avail. They insist that nothing is wrong and that it is common for the 04 TL's. But they do a great job making me feel like I'm the only one who feels it.
Anyone with conclusive information?
#1062 of 5648 Re: horrible vibration [paras]
Aug 13, 2004 (8:48 pm)
What causes your TL to vibrate? Certain speeds? What vibrates, the wheel, dash?
Aug 14, 2004 (3:19 am)
There hasn't been much said here lately about the TL tire problem. I wonder if anyone has heard anything new as to what if anything Acura is going to do about it. Great car - terrible tires.
#1064 of 5648 Re: horrible vibration [carnaught]
Aug 14, 2004 (6:24 am)
1. a rumbling vibration at low rev RPM's. 2.During hard accelerations.
3. Speeds above 40mph, regardless of whether the clutch is engaged or not. Worse above 75mph.
Aug 18, 2004 (10:17 am)
recently found out that low profile tires do little to protect alloy rim from curb scrapes! is anyone aware of a product to help polish minor scrapes on alloy rims?
#1066 of 5648 Re: scraped rim [spitfiremike]
Aug 18, 2004 (11:05 am)
Unfortunately not. 3 of my rims has scrapes now. The worst culprit? Drivethroughs.
#1067 of 5648 Re: scraped rim [mdhauke]
Aug 18, 2004 (12:02 pm)
It doesn't help that the TL is now a fairly wide car. And the wheels pushed way out to the corners looks great, and helps handling, but adds to the problem. When I park curb-side, I go sloooooow!
#1068 of 5648 Re: torontotl [bodble2]
Aug 20, 2004 (7:08 am)
I have the exact same problem, it is a vibration that occurs on acceleration and then again primarily in the 1500 to 1800 RPm range, I feel it in the steering wheel, gas pedel and seat. I didn't notice it in the beginning I have about 4000 miles on my car now. It kind feels like when you need to clear your throat.
#1069 of 5648 Re: scraped rim [mdhauke]
Aug 20, 2004 (8:50 am)
Sorry to hear that but I have the same problem! Two rims on right side was scraped. Is there anything I could repolish the surface?