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#5634 of 5656 2010 Acura TL transmission fluid change
Aug 14, 2012 (6:57 pm)
I am going with the drain and fill approach. I located both the drain plug and the fill plug, and both are easy access on this car, however I want to know if I can refill the fluid using a spout tube connected to where the level checking dipstick goes, instead of removing the bolt for the fill hole. The dipstick hole is so small no regular funnel would fit in it like normal cars. So I was thinking of using the spout style transmission filler funnel where dipstick housing would fit inside the spout and form a seal and hopefully no fluid drips. Just wondering if anyone has tried this approach.
#5635 of 5656 2004 TL Replacement Battery
Sep 26, 2012 (8:11 am)
Does anyone have any recommendations for a specific replacement battery for an 04 TL without spending $150 at the dealer? Any thoughts on Costco's Kirkland brand?
#5636 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 26, 2012 (8:50 am)
Go to the bernardi website they sell genuwine acura parts, probably about 30% less than the dealer. I buy most of my stuff from them, if its not on the website just call with the part number and they will direct you from there.
#5637 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 26, 2012 (9:52 am)
My 2008 TL needed a battery at 4 years and I went to Honda that does all my Maintenance. I have always been very satisfied with everything they do.
#5638 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 26, 2012 (4:27 pm)
Walmart actually has very good batteries (everlast) and quite reasonable price, installed and everything.
I just got a new one in my son's 2000TL, but that came from the dealer, since he is away at college and it died on him so we had it towed to the local Honda dealer. 2 days later it got towed back, since the real culprit was a bad alternator.
all seems good now, and as a side benefit, he said the power windows go up much quicker!
#5639 of 5656 Re: 2004 TL Replacement Battery [cusports]
Sep 27, 2012 (4:55 am)
I got a COSTCO battery for my 2000 ACURA. Works fine for going on 4 years now.
For my 2005 ACURA I went to BATTERYONE and they put in a new one for me right on the spot for under $100 and in under 30 minutes .
If you do it yourself, be sure the dimensions and post locations are an exact match, or else the battery cable and cover may not align properly.
#5640 of 5656 Permachrome rims
Oct 01, 2012 (12:36 pm)
I own a 2006 TL and want to upgrade to 18 inch rims. Acrua's eStore, wants close to $2K for a set of 4 installed (tires are extra!). Looking on eBay, I see what appears to be identical rims (Permachrome) for less than half the price which includes shipping. Other than the premium Acura charges, is the difference due to Permachrome?
I haven't been able to read much about Permachrome. If anyone has experience with, or knowledge of Permachrome and knows of any considerations or drawbacks about it, I welcome your comments.
#5641 of 5656 Engine Light On/Trans "D" Light On, rough Idle..
Oct 02, 2012 (7:15 pm)
I own a 2006 TL and tonight on the way home from Dinner out....my car started to idle very rough. The Engine Check light came on for the first time ever....then the Transmission "D" light started blinking. I just went out and started the car up in front of my house, and with the TL in park saw the VSA and Engine Light come on and it was idling really rough. Then put the car in Drive but no transmission light came on.
The car has 93,600 miles on it and has been regularly maintained by local Acura Dealer since new. This is problem seemed to come up out of no where...it sounds to me like a computer module has failed. Guess I'll know better when the car gets towed to Acura..since it's a very rough idle with little power. Interested to see what the error code is.
Anyone seen this type of problem before?
#5642 of 5656 Re: Engine Light On/Trans "D" Light On, rough Idle.. [boiko]
Oct 02, 2012 (7:22 pm)
check your battery. SOunds a lot like what just happened to my son's TL. ended up dying on him and a new battery put in. That was a temporary fix, since it died out again 2 days later. Turned out to be a defective alternator. So, new one of those on top of the new battery (Probably was time for one of them anyway), and all is well.
but when it was running short on amps, the dash all lit up, ran ragged, etc.
#5643 of 5656 Re: Engine Light On/Trans "D" Light On, rough Idle.. [boiko]
Oct 03, 2012 (6:21 am)
Yes. This just happened to my 2005TL with 89,000 miles on it. Out of nowhere the engine check light came on and the VSA light with the transmission acting funny. The accelerator pedal felt like it it wasn't giving the engine gas. I shut down re-started and the engine check light came on but not the VSA light.
I had it towed to the dealer and it was the "APP SENSOR" (accelerator pedal position sensor) that went bad. The total cost to fix was $390 at the dealer. It was on a Saturday so I don't know if I was charged overtime labor, but I had to get it fixed then & there since I was in the middle of a trip.
Appearantly a failing APP Sensor is common on the TL with this mileage. If this is what you have, we all need to contact ACURA. This expensive repair should not occur with this little mileage.