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Acura TL, Electrical, Engine, Sedan
#5596 of 5656 Start up problems, engine stutters when key is turned in ignition
Dec 14, 2011 (6:31 pm)
This problem has been noticed since purchase, I've asked dealer and they suggest Its the key turning too far thats making the start up lag/drag instead of starting right up.
The engine feels like it chokes before it starts up.
I have used some fuel injector but that didnt change much. Id like to resolve this problem shortly. Everyone I show it to has a different opinion. Car runs great, been driving it for about 8,000 miles now wit this problem, so it seems to only be at ignition
I drive 2007 Acura TL with only 30,000 miles on it
Any help would be nice!
#5597 of 5656 Re: Start up problems, engine stutters when key is turned in ignition [ready2learn]
Dec 14, 2011 (6:37 pm)
any chance the battery is weak, and it doesn't have enough oomph to kick it right over?
#5598 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [exb0]
Jan 09, 2012 (8:57 pm)
I'm driving an Acura TL 3.2, 1999, which I bought new. I just got my Timining belt changed and tune-up for about 1300 upon my request at 99500 miles. Nothing was rotting, I was about 5000 miles early on the change. I did it to protectect from any maintance issues pertaing to those componets while on the road.
I wouldn't think that you would need to change yours so early, unless your car is exposed to harsher climate conditions that may cause early rotting on your timing belt. You need to inspect the belt yourself to determin if it is rotting.
#5599 of 5656 Re: Timing Belt question [dwdraw2]
Jan 10, 2012 (6:24 am)
Thanks for the timing belt info. I have a 2000 TL and was curious about the wear due to age alone.
#5600 of 5656 1996 Acura 3.2TL Engine
Mar 04, 2012 (9:01 am)
#5601 of 5656 1996 Acura 3.2TL Engine
Mar 04, 2012 (9:00 am)
Does anyone have experience with the engine repair? My daughter just bought one and her boyfriend decided to try to fix it, and, well he ended up destroying it. I don't know if he cracked a head or just blew a head gasket. There is a bleeder port on the engine cooling system and I am wondering if the pressure is supposed to be bled out of the cooling system prior to driving. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
#5602 of 5656 Re: 1996 Acura 3.2TL Engine [appellof]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 05, 2012 (11:22 am)
The bleeder is to let out air while the coolant is being poured in, for the initial fill.
If there is air blockage, yes, the engine could overheat.
#5604 of 5656 extended warranty necessary for 07 TL base?
Mar 18, 2012 (5:01 pm)
I bought this car yesterday, it has 87000 miles. The previous owner seems to have taken good care of it but he did have a power steering fluid leakage recently (fixed). Is it wise to spend ~$2000 for an extended warranty? I only drive ~5000 miles a year. My gut feeling is to have faith in the Acura brand but the fear of being stuck with an expensive lemon is hard to overcome.
#5605 of 5656 Re: extended warranty necessary for 07 TL base? [rosle9708]
Mar 18, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Well, how many years and miles does it add?
In any case, I would say no on a TL. Put the 2K in an account, and add a little each month. Odds are you aren't going to ever get enough out of the warranty while it it still in place, and the Acura isn't likely to have a hugely expensive failure that would be covered.