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#5064 of 5656 Acura 2004 TL A/C Problems
Jun 18, 2008 (8:21 pm)
I have a 2004 Acura TL that has been working great and cooling very well. Last week I was idling for about 1/2 hour with the A/C on and I turned off the car and later that day when I went to start, the A/C appeared to start but didn't cool. Here is what I checked:
1. When I turn on the system, the condensor fan kicks on and adjustment in the engine rpm is heard.
2. Checking the pressure on the low when the A/C is on high/cool shows way into the red.
3. The clutch is not turning the compressor or doesn't appear to be.
4. none of the hoses are cool.
5. There is no engaging or disengaging of any kind.
Thanks in advance for any help.
#5065 of 5656 Re: Acura 2004 TL A/C Problems [boloughlin]
Jun 19, 2008 (7:36 am)
I'd check the condenser fuse to see if it has blown.
#5066 of 5656 Re: Annoying Rattle [bodble2]
Jun 19, 2008 (1:38 pm)
You're right about the American cars being rattle-free. My 2006 Chevy Impala SS, which I bought in place of a TL, is entirely so. And the power of those 303 HP and 323 lb.-ft. of torque, oh, the power . . . it is exhilarating!
#5067 of 5656 Re: Acura 2004 TL A/C Problems [camon]
Jun 21, 2008 (7:27 am)
Thanks for the info. I checked all the fuses in the under the hood box and under the dash, is there somewhere else it could be or an area where it could be the relay? I just also noticed that the Subwoofer doesn't work and when I try to turn it on via the NAVI, it stays in the "off" position.
Any additional help will be most appreciated. Thanks.
#5068 of 5656 Factory Subwoofer will not turn on
Jun 21, 2008 (7:38 am)
I have an 04 TL with NAVI. I noticed that the subwoofer was not working so when I went to the touchscreen, it was in the "off" position. When I went to turn it on/increase the volume, it doesn't move out of the off position. Is there a fuse or relay set up directly for this? If so where is it? I checked under the dash and under the hood fuse boxes and everything appears to be "ok"
#5069 of 5656 Re: Factory Subwoofer will not turn on [boloughlin]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2008 (8:15 am)
Does this apply to your car?
The audio unit has a speaker self-diagnostic function. To run the self-diagnostic function, do the following:
Entering the Self-diagnostic Function
1. Turn the ignition switch ACC (I).
2. Press and hold the" Preset 1, Preset 3 and Power" buttons at the same time. NOTE:
o If the audio unit enters the self-diagnostic mode, the following will occur.
o Radio tunes to FM 97.9 MHz
o DIAGNOSTIC (DIAG) is displayed.
o FM 97.9 MHz is broadcast through the selected speaker.
o The buttons that operate are Volume Up/Down, Seek +1-, and radio remote switch input for CH +1- and Volume Up/Down.
o If the audio unit does not enter the self-diagnostic function, turn the ignition switch OFF and repeat step 1 and step 2.
3. Cycle up or down with the radio remote switch "CH +1-" button or the radio unit "Seek +1-" button and check each speaker.
o Driver's door speaker and left tweeter
o Front center speaker
o Front passenger's door speaker and right tweeter
o Right rear speaker
o Left rear speaker
o All speakers
4. If any speaker does not sound, check for an open in the wire between the audio unit and its speaker. If the wire harness is OK, replace its speaker.
Exiting the Self-diagnostic Function
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
#5070 of 5656 Re: Acura 2004 TL A/C Problems [boloughlin]
Jun 21, 2008 (11:10 am)
I meant to type "compressor" fuse, not "condenser" fuse.
In any event, since you checked all your fuses, that exhausts the ideas I have.
I had a compressor fuse blow on one of my earlier Acura's by accidentally cycling on and off the AC a bit too fast, multiple times . It resulted in simptoms similar to what you described.
#5071 of 5656 Re: Annoying Rattle [trailhiker]
Jul 14, 2008 (7:07 am)
I have a 2008 TL, starting from 500 miles, rattles come from all part you described (one afer another) -rear, 2 doors, and front center. I sent my car to the dealer a few times and they fixed the rear one (but after 4 months, it seems to me comes back again). They could not get the one from front door fixed.
I call the Acura co. One person kept saying that the car is designed like this because it is a sport car (what a jok from Acura).
These rattles make it feel a very cheap car.
My Leuxs (made in JP) car has no such kind of problem at all. I will not consider Acura in the future.
#5072 of 5656 Re: Annoying Rattle [charles12]
Jul 14, 2008 (9:25 am)
I empathize with what you're saying, especially about the car feeling cheap with all the rattles. Unfortunately, many of the rattles are temperature sensitive, so they tend to come and go with the weather changes. I've never trusted the dealer to be able to fix rattles. Your best bet may be to try to pinpoint the source of the rattle yourself. The good thing (if you can call it good) is, after awhile you learn to tune out the noise!
#5073 of 5656 Just wondering if....
Jul 14, 2008 (7:04 pm)
any owner of a 2004 - 08 TL has installed an after-market alarm system to his TL, on top of the factory system? And if so, which brand, how was the install done, and how well is it working? Thanks in advance.