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#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.
#21 of 25 Re: Rust on the rear wheel well arche on Acura 3.0 CL [cinderella1]
Jul 18, 2008 (3:40 am)
The body shop guy told me that all Honda/Acura cars that were built before year 2000 have the same rust problem as my car. All I have to do is to remove the parts above the rear wheel wells and replace them with the new parts made specially for this kind of problem. If i knew the rust on the rear wheel well, I wont buy my car. I bought my car when it was new,
You should take your car to a trusted auto repair shop. It saves you a lot of money. Do not go to the dealer. You should buy certified used car and have a auto. tech. to check the car before buying it. This is the reason why I will spend money to fix the rust than buy a used car.
#22 of 25 CL brake warning light
Aug 14, 2008 (6:31 am)
I have a 2001 3.2 CL with around 135,000 miles on it. A few months ago I had my brakes checked. At the time, the dealer told me that I needed to have my rotors reshaped, but told me my brake pads were fine. (I thought at the time this was odd since the rotors really shouldn't warp unless my brake pads were worn). A couple months later, my brake warning light would very very sporadically come on for the first few minutes after I drove my car every morning. Now, it is coming on almost every morning, but only stays on for a about a mile and never comes on when I restart the car through out the day.
Has anyone else had a similar problem and if so, was it a major repair? Clearly, I don't want to but a lot of money into my car as I planned to buy a new TL this fall.
FYI: This is really the only issue I have had with my car after my transmission was replaced by Acura at around 30,000 miles. It is still driving and riding fine.
#23 of 25 motor mounts
May 18, 2009 (6:05 pm)
I just got my son an acura cl 2001 and i need to replace the front left hand side motor mount , any advise or book i can get to help me with this repair ?
#24 of 25 acura 2.2 water pump change
Jan 30, 2010 (10:59 am)
hey i hav a acura 2.2 CL and the water pump needs to be change does anyone have any info how to go about doing this i? maybe even where its located? i would like to save as much money as possible and stay away from the mechanics as much as i can. thanks for your help
#25 of 25 air conditioning
Feb 16, 2011 (4:09 pm)
Sorry if this was ask already. I am new to these forms.
I have a 02 Acura CL. When the air conditioning is put to cold i get this clicking sound. I have located the motor that is causing the problem. It is under the right hand side of the dash. Any help would be great. Thanks