Last post on Jul 12, 2013 at 4:53 AM
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Acura RL, Sedan
Apr 10, 2012 (9:22 am)
My son has a 2005 RL he bought used in January 2010 with 28K on it. Now has about 45K - is there an age issue with timing belt replacement? It is over 7 years old but nowhere near the 90K mark.
Apr 10, 2012 (9:24 am)
The radio in our 2008 has gone a little nuts - cannot scan or seek XM and change stations from what we have preset. Is there an easy fix? Hate to tear apart the center console just for that.
#890 of 897 Re: update on RL troubles [badbuy]
Jun 01, 2012 (8:35 pm)
this just happened to me! What did you find out was wrong with your car?
#891 of 897 Re: 2006 RL dangerous transmission? computer? cat converter? Avoid like plague [sad06rlowner1]
Jun 01, 2012 (9:29 pm)
any help would be much appreciated I cant even drive mine one everything perfect next gone.
Did you ever find out what the problem was?
#892 of 897 Battery replacement causing window issue
Jul 23, 2012 (4:23 pm)
I had to replace the battery on my 2005 RL. It was the original so I guess it was due. I re-entered the radio and navi codes and both are working fine.
I am unable to open the rear windows from the driver's door though and the auto up/down on the rear windows no longer works. Rear windows open when using the local switch but you must hold the button to open or close. Front windows are fine.
Are there other resets I must perform after battery change?
#893 of 897 Re: Battery replacement causing window issue [lensman6]
Jul 23, 2012 (4:32 pm)
I resolved this on my own. Followed the window reset procedure I found and that fixed it. Roll window all the way down, hold switch for 5 seconds then roll all the way up and hold for 5 seconds. Resolved the auto up/down problem and re-enabled control from driver-door switch panel.
#894 of 897 unable to trace rain water leak
Oct 20, 2012 (7:27 pm)
04 rl, nav
have had this car for several years without any water (from outside) leak in. in the last couple of months when the car was in moderate rain, i noticed water under the glove cmp.
took the glove comp out, found water underside of the blower.
took a/c pollen filter out and the filter was wet.
so it appear rain water is getting into the air intake for the heat-ac system..
cannot find any obvious breaches of gaskets. the plastic shroud at the lower edge of the windshield and associated rubber parts are intact.
#895 of 897 Re: transmission oil change [hwmovado]
Jan 05, 2013 (8:45 am)
Conservative Maintenance Schedule
Rear and Front Differential 30K,
Brake Fluid Every 3 year,
Power Steeting Fluid 5 years
Coolant Every 5 Yrs (Part of Timing Belt Change 105K)
#896 of 897 07 catalytic converter heat shield cost
Jul 03, 2013 (12:36 pm)
I took my 07 RL to the dealer to diagnose a persistent rattle which occurs during low speed stop and go driving. The technician said it was a rusted catalytic converter heat shield and the replacement cost would be $600 for parts and labor. This seems very high to me. Any thoughts on this pricing?
#897 of 897 Re: 07 catalytic converter heat shield cost [vikingsin2010]
Jul 12, 2013 (4:53 am)
You actaully dont need the heat shield- you can rip the plates off and you will be fine. My wife's Accord had the same problem- they rusted out and the dealer was looking for a large sum to replace, my mechanic told me to just rip them off.