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#2122 of 5656 Re: exhaust gas recirculation problem [firstfaz]
Apr 12, 2005 (8:02 am)
has anyone out there had this experience - I am having my 1999 TL in for 90,000 service and they told me that the exhaust gas recirculation is a problem. They have to remove the intake cover and drill a hole to make it larger for the air flow so carbon build-up will not be as great. The car is at an Acura dealer. Why do they have to do this and why wasn't it done originally on the car. I only use supreme gas. The cost for this is $449. Help anyone.
#2123 of 5656 05 Vibration Problem?
Apr 12, 2005 (8:16 am)
Just purchased 05 Tl with Navi. The built date is March 2005. The car has 600 miles on it. The car has developed an annoying vibration that can be felt through the steering wheel and gas pedal. The vibration does not cause the steering wheel to shimmy. However, I have notice over the past week that the vibration has gotten worse. The vibration noticeable at most speeds. Does this sound like the vibration problems that some people have experienced? If so I thought this was supposed to be fixed with the 05ís. Is there any fix for this?
#2124 of 5656 Re: exhaust gas recirculation problem [firstfaz]
Apr 12, 2005 (8:42 am)
This sounds extremely odd. My take on it is, if they need to change the design of the vehicle (in this case, drilling for something that was not in the original design of the car), then this needs to be treated as a recall and, therefore, costs you nothing. personally, i'd be on the phone with acura corporate, first to find out if this is for real, and, if it is, insisting it be done for free since it is obviously a design defect.
#2125 of 5656 2005 TL Rotors
Apr 12, 2005 (12:44 pm)
Just purchased a new 2005 TL (16 miles on the speedometer). I drove the car home from the dealer, about 70 miles, and didn't notice anything wrong. The next day while driving around town, I noticed a rumbling sound when braking from 35-40 mph. Returned to the dealer and the service advisor said it was probably caused by rust on the rotors. The car spent several months on the lot after initial prep work. Winter in Ohio ....aaaaggghh!
The fix was to be re-surfacing the rotors, which they did. However, the rear rotors were warped beyond re-surfacing. New rotors are on order.
My question is should the brake pads be replaced on the re-surfaced rotors as well as on the new rotors? Or with less than 300 miles, does it make any difference?
#2126 of 5656 Re: 2005 TL Rotors [old_guy]
Apr 12, 2005 (3:53 pm)
Hello, the brake pads do not need to be replaced with so few miles on them. I think that the bigger question is why are the rear rotors warped so badly. You should ask them to check the traction control to make sure it is working properly. Usually rotors get warped from being over heated and it is unusual for the rear rotors to suffer from that with so few miles on them.
#2127 of 5656 Hard starts/ Gear shifting delay
Apr 12, 2005 (7:34 pm)
For the last two or three weeks I've been noticing Hard Starts on my 05' TL/ Navi / automatic (1300K miles) I usually feel it after the car has been off for more than three hours. Maybe, I'm being too cautious or sensitive but, its painful to feel the car rattle when I start the engine. I wonder if the cool temps are too blame or what.
My second observation is the delay I've noticed when shifting gears. I can count 'one mississipi, two mississipi' before the gear shifts. In addition, when I shift gears its also hard. Specifically when I shift into drive, the gear seems to fall "hard" and makes a "thunk" sound. Should I be worried about any of this? Should I go into the dealership?
#2128 of 5656 Re: Hard starts/ Gear shifting delay [rambo303]
Apr 12, 2005 (11:05 pm)
I think the "thunk" or a "clunk" sound when shifting into P or into Drive, is normal.
#2129 of 5656 Re: Outside Temperature/Preset Radio Stations [rufust]
Apr 13, 2005 (4:59 am)
I've had this problem on my 2005 for the past several months. At this point in time, your removing the negative cable seems to be the only way to cure, at least temporarily, the problem. I have read that one can also remove and then replace fuse number 7. The fuse is found on the inside of the car near the left foot rest. I have found it easier to remove the battery cable. Actually, I don't even remove the cable anymore, just loosening the cable seems to fix the problem at least temporarily and doing this doesn't lose your radio and heater settings.
I have discussed this problem with my dealer. They ran tests and got strange error codes. They have replaced the Outdoor Temperature Sensor, but that didn't help.
One thing I have found is that if you just leave the reading not showing any temperature and don't drive the car; eventually it will run your battery down. Rumor has it that the computer that controls most of the display functions has gone into an error loop that continues to run even if the ignition is off. Some people have suggested that a bad battery is the culprit, other conversations have suggested the Navigation Unit is bad and needed replacement, but I am reading that th same problem is showing up on cars without Navigation installed. The most popular theory is that there exists a software error and until an update is issued by Accura, we'll just have to live with it.
#2130 of 5656 Re: Outside Temperature/Preset Radio Stations [pack14]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:19 am)
Thanks for the information. I dont have a navi system and it hasnt happend since she used her cell phone. If I do nothing and the battery runs down thats Acuras problem. I didnt notice if the outside temp was working at the time. The A/C temp readout inside the car was what I was referring to...
#2131 of 5656 Re: Tire Advice [cafpaf]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:20 am)
I do believe with the Automatic you will get the Michelin Pilots. Great Tire! Much better than the Bridgestones, although I found that I did get some "flatspotting," if the car sat too long - like overnight. But the flatspotting was much worse with the Bridgestones.