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#5512 of 5656 2003 Acura TL-S transmission
Sep 26, 2010 (11:33 am)
2003 Acura TL 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 180000 miles
I have a 2003 Acura TL-S the car runs great with a perfect engine
Last april i took the car to Acura for servicing and i was told that there was a recall on transmission, something has to to with the 2nd gear and they put some kind of inject on it.
Anyway, last night while i was trying to park i did a reverse and than a D5 and the car wont move, it did eventually move, but it took its time, when ever i turned the car on and off, the transmission works perfectly.
In other words, when i start the car , the car works perfectly, but if i drive it for a mile or two and try to park, do a reverse and a d5, i start giving me problems other than that no problems.
NB: note that , if i turn the car off and on, the issue is gone
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#5513 of 5656 Re: 2003 Acura TL-S transmission [dzmouloudiamco]
Sep 27, 2010 (5:08 am)
Had a similar 2nd gear recall service done on my 2000 TL with 93,000 miles (had no problems previously). Within a few months the whole transmission failed completely. Had to have it towed and the transmission replaced.
Your symptoms sound a bit different, however, since it fixes the problem itself when you restart. Can only suggest you return it to the servicing dealer to check for an electrical switching/ solenoid problem . Maybe they will be able to squeeze the fix under the previous recall work order if it's a simple one.
Would definitely recommend you not put it off however
#5514 of 5656 2006 Acura TL Bluetooth
Oct 02, 2010 (9:21 am)
My 2006 Acura Bluetooth started failing after 4 years. I tried cycling the unit by pulling fuses, but it did not fix the problem. A new Bluetooth module costs $650. My fix was to buy a $65 complete overhead console used on Ebay for a 2004 TL. I then removed the Bluetooth module from the used part. I then removed the center section of the overhead console on my car by levering it out with some thin screwdrivers. This exposes the screws that attach the overhead console, which I removed. I then replaced the Bluetooth unit with the used Ebay unit. I then reversed the process and re-installed the overhead console. Problem solved.
#5515 of 5656 Re: 2006 Acura TL Bluetooth [whittonm]
Oct 02, 2010 (5:47 pm)
That is using your head. Great job. I will keep it in mind.
#5516 of 5656 Re: 2008 TL Passenger side mirror [elvis4prez]
Oct 05, 2010 (10:48 am)
Did you ever figure out what happened with the "ratchety" mirror? I am having the same problem.
#5517 of 5656 Burning Smell in TL
Oct 21, 2010 (4:56 am)
I have a 2006 TL with 47K miles. On Sunday when I was trying to park the car navigating through the tailgaters at Redskins game, there was an intense burning smell in the car. I parked the car and drove home after the game when the smell was not as intense. Since then I have driven the car about 100 miles and there is a slight smell. Everything seems normal other than the slight smell around my right tire. Clutch pedal feels fine and I have normal acceleration.
I took it to the dealer on Monday AM and they said that the clutch needs to be replaced and it is $1900 for the clutch and $2600 if I also need the flywheel. Called Acura customer service who was very helpful and suggested that I need to authorize tear down (at my expense) to diagnose the problem and then suggest corrective action which seems reasonable if clutch is the problem.
Question: Understand that clutch is not a warranty item, does the diagnosis seem correct? Are there other things that I need to be aware of.
FYI.. I had a Mustang prior to this car and it had 115K on original clutch when I sold it. I learned to drive in a stick shift car.
Appreciate any insight you can provide. Thank you.
#5518 of 5656 Re: Burning Smell in TL [vveerara]
Oct 21, 2010 (7:57 am)
A few thoughts even though I'm not expert about clutches.
Dealers are making their money these days on repairs, not on car sales. So keep that in mind. I've heard more than one story where dealers have told people they've needed an expensive repair that was not needed at all.
Since your clutch isn't under warranty, check out a few reliable (if you can find them) auto repair shops to see whether they come up with the same diagnosis.
If it were me, I'd wait a while before I did anything. I've had horrible burning smells from a piece of plastic that's gotten lodged some place. The fact that smell has almost disappeared would make me want to wait.
Oct 21, 2010 (8:17 am)
ditto here. If it was so shot that is was burning like that, I think you would notice it from feel, and certainly juddering starting up in 1st.
I once had a plastic bag wrap around the cat converter, and man, did that smell horrible!
I would also check with an independant shop or 2 for opinions. And prices, since that seems really, really high, but I have not paid to replace a clutch since 1979 (and I have driven stick exclusively since then).
keep in mind tht if you pay for a tear down, you are kind of stuck with them and what they find, unless I guess you want to pay to have them put it all back together, so you can go elsewhere?
also, you mentioned the smell coming from around the rear tire, which seems odd if it was the clutch. Might want to have the brakes checked 1st (tire stores do that for free). Maybe pads are shot, or something was dragging?
#5520 of 5656 Re: Burning Smell in TL [vveerara]
Oct 22, 2010 (11:15 am)
Clutch might actually be a warranty problem, depending on what's wrong with the car (assuming anything is wrong). Agree with others: get other opinions before commiting to a very high cost.
#5521 of 5656 Re: 2010 TL BURNED 3 QUARTS OIL IN 5000 MILES [scottshredder]
Oct 25, 2010 (1:10 pm)
had similar thing happen and was told by the dealer that the car will use 1 qt of oil for every 1000 miles have it in writing from dealer. who would buy such a car if told this in advance and if it is true should not all acura tl owners be warned.