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Acura CL, Coupe
#11 of 25 Acura may fix throttle body for free
Jan 08, 2007 (10:40 pm)
My engine light went on (1997, CL 2.2, 67,000 miles) and car's book indicated it would be an emissions problem. While Acura dealer service rep was waiting for authorization from extended warranty company, he instead found that the problem (THROTTLE BODY part) was covered under a bulletin/(recall?) from Acura for 1995-97 models. That covered the $770 part/labor. I got the feeling that had rep not been waiting for extended warranty authorization (it was taking awhile, since company was located near CO blizzards and employees could not get to their office) and I was just a self-paying customer, he would have never thought to look this up and he may have charged me (although perhaps there is something in their computer to alert them before charging a customer). In few days since then, someone did a rearend bump on me with a bit of a scratch. I felt it was extremely easy and inexpensive to order the touch-up paint, clearcoat and primer at Car
Touch Up Paint and, having never touched up before, there were also very easy online instructions that made me confident I can easily do it.
#12 of 25 cl radio problem
Jan 25, 2007 (6:51 am)
I have a 97 Acura CL 3.0. On two occasions, the radio went blank. The 30 amp fuse under the hood was blown twice. The Acura service rep said he would charge $200. to look at the problem. Any ideas as to what could cause the problem. Should I buy an after market radio instead or will the same problem exist?
Feb 28, 2008 (2:51 am)
my wife's cl is overheating when the A/C is turned on. Don't the the a clue to what it could be. Its a 98 cl 2.3 automatic with a crappy transmission that lags in what seems to be third gear, an exhaust leak, and the check engine is on. i know that this is more of a troubleshooting question....but shouldn't there be a troubleshooting topic also? Doesn't feel like it belongs here in care and maintenance. thanx for reading and any ideas besides buying a new car is appreciated.
#14 of 25 Re: air conditioning [cencalspyder]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 28, 2008 (3:37 am)
Overheating with the AC on suggests a somewhat marginal cooling system. Most cars either have a secondary fan that kicks in when the AC in on, or forces the regular cooling fan on whenever AC is on and a certain engine temperature is met.
It is possible (sorry don't know your exact car's configuration) that this secondary fan (if you have one) is not kicking in with the AC on (easy for you to check), or that the regular fan isn't working with the AC on---also easy for you to check.
Given that overheating can be caused by a myriad of complex issues, this is the first place to start looking.
If that checks out, come back and we'll go from there.
#15 of 25 Re: air conditioning [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 11, 2008 (5:05 pm)
Thanx mr_shiftright. i will check that out. one more question for anyone out there. when reversing my wife's car, the driver rear wheel makes a clicking noise. sounds like a ratchet clicking. only in reverse. when moving forward it is quiet. what i was thinnking is that the noise is an indicator to tell the owner to buy new brake shoes. if anyone has encountered this problem let me know. i guess i should get ready to get my hands dirty and take the drum apart. thanx everyone!
#16 of 25 Re: air conditioning [cencalspyder]
Mar 18, 2008 (1:26 pm)
well..all i have to say is...imma dork. at closer look, the back of the cl doesn't have drums, my wife's car is jes really rusted. her's is from MI. so, i guess i better do a brake pad replacement and let u all know wut that clicking noise is. like i said before, clicking only in reverse. drive is ok.
#17 of 25 Re: air conditioning [cencalspyder]
Mar 21, 2008 (12:54 am)
clicking is indicator to let u know that u need to change brake pads. i changed the rear and the clicking stopped. woo-ha!
#19 of 25 Rust on the rear wheel well arche on Acura 3.0 CL
Jun 19, 2008 (1:39 pm)
I have AN Acura 3.0 Cl 1997. Two years ago, I had a very tiny rust came fron the inside rear wheel well. I spent $400 to fix it. The body garage tech. told me to remove the rubber protection strips on both rear wheel wells and put in the protection clear tape on the rea wheel well lips instead to prvent from the rust comes back. He said that all Honda, Acura 3.0 CL had the rust problem on the rear wheel well s.
Now 2 years later, I have 2 more tiny rust spots on the same rear wheel well . I broughr my car back to the body shop, they said that I'd rather buy another car b/c Acura 3.0 CL has very known rust problem on the rear wheel wells. Do not waste money to fiz them since the rust come back. it is very sad to hear this.
My car is 11 years old now. almost 86K miles. The car looks so new. I had no trouble with my car b/c I maintained it very well. It goes so smoothly. It is broken my heart to get another car and not guarantee that the other car has the rusty problem or not.
CAN ANY ONE GIVE M,E AN ADVICE ON HOW TO PRVENT RUST FROM COMING BACK ON THE REAR WHEEL WELLS?.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU GUYS' ANSWERS.
THANKS A LOT
#20 of 25 Re: Rust on the rear wheel well arche on Acura 3.0 CL [mycl30]
Jul 17, 2008 (9:04 am)
I'm sorry, I dont really have an answer for you...but I may have a problem that is related. The brake light on my car keeps coming on and off..It seems to be that is comes on when the car is cold but once I have been driving for a little while it goes off. But now that it is pretty warm out..it doesnt come on ALL the time when i start the car, but may come on for a few minutes whiles I am driving ..then turn back off. My brakes work fine. Oh I have a 98 Acura CL and I have about 107k miles on it..previously I owned another 98 CL and noticed that the brake light on that one would come on occasionally as well. That car got wrecked in a car accident and a ended up getting another one, which is the one I have now. any ideas anyone? I realize it is time for a service on my car...i usually take it to the dealer but sometimes I wonder if its worth the extra money.