Last post on Jul 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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Acura CL, Coupe
#139 of 141 Re: Check engine light [madchen20]
Mar 16, 2013 (7:57 am)
The ERG valve itself usually isn't the problem its just carbon buildup from the valve into the intake manifold. A dumb or crooked mechanic will replace the EGR valve. You have to remove the intake manifold and clean the passage way with carb cleaner. It's a real easy job and can be done with out replacing any parts just a couple cans of carb cleaner.
#140 of 141 Re: Good luck w/Acura Reimbursements .. NOT [mp_sweeney]
Mar 16, 2013 (8:14 am)
The Honda transmissions were not strong enough for the V 6 engines but the engines are rock solid.
#141 of 141 Re: Transmission gone at 47000 miles [roadtripgirl]
Jul 13, 2013 (2:21 pm)
I have a 99CL 3.0. Yep the drivers window dropped, replaced cheap with better mechanism.
Now the tranny problem, IT IS THE PCM/ECU/PGM! Few people know this, you will not find anything about it - dirty little secret!!
I think the 98 and surely the 99s that came from the OH plant had a computer with a bad software program and over time it will destroy the transmission, torque converter et al.
My problem began at 37,500miles, and after a year of being told "It is a normal function", their light bulb went on and I got the already redesigned ECU, but now at 50,800miles and listening to years of whiring and shift clunks (not normal) I may be looking at the torque converter going and that means a tranny rebuilt, too.
This car has been amazing, the fools at Sunnyside Acura did something you NEVER do to a front wheel drive (pre-new ECU), called "shifting the beam" so the poor car has been trying to manage til I can afford to fix their 2nd BIG screw up. They did more, but the 2 issues are on Acura/Honda and greed and the stupid dealership!
The car deserves fixing! In the snow with descent snows on in 3rd gear, I've driven by 4 wheelers (SUVs, etc.) slid off the side of the road in blizzard conditions - I Love My Car!