2005 Acura RL check charging system... - AcuraZine Community

Go Back   AcuraZine Community > AcuraZine RLX Community > Second Generation RL (2005-2012)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
New Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Points: 19, Level: 1
Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1
Activity: 0.4%
Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4%
2005 Acura RL check charging system...

Can someone tell me what might be wrong...all of a sudden my check charging system light comes on and steering is almost impossible. Thankfully this just happened while I was across the street from my home so I was able to get it back home. Check charging system in the owner's book says battery issue, but just replaced my battery in december at the dealership. i'm thinking its something with the power steering because it took all of my muscle to turn the wheel to get home. thanks in advance.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Acurazine!
lareacap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
steve807's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 117
Thanks: 14
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Points: 9,242, Level: 64
Points: 9,242, Level: 64 Points: 9,242, Level: 64 Points: 9,242, Level: 64
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
eyes on the serpentine belt will tell the story
__________________
2006 RL
steve807 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
Carbon Legend's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Age: 30
Posts: 743
Thanks: 41
Thanked 183 Times in 114 Posts
Points: 5,724, Level: 48
Points: 5,724, Level: 48 Points: 5,724, Level: 48 Points: 5,724, Level: 48
Activity: 3.6%
Activity: 3.6% Activity: 3.6% Activity: 3.6%
Check the Serp belt and tensioner.
Carbon Legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Columbia, SC
Age: 42
Posts: 238
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Shahraminator Shahraminator
Points: 2,577, Level: 30
Points: 2,577, Level: 30 Points: 2,577, Level: 30 Points: 2,577, Level: 30
Activity: 0.4%
Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4%
I thought at first from this post that this car might have electrically assisted steering, but from your posts, we have hydraulic?
shahram72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
Registered Member
 
HEAVY_RL's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (1)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: RVa
Age: 34
Posts: 6,527
Thanks: 1,272
Thanked 829 Times in 688 Posts
Points: 13,325, Level: 75
Points: 13,325, Level: 75 Points: 13,325, Level: 75 Points: 13,325, Level: 75
Activity: 17.9%
Activity: 17.9% Activity: 17.9% Activity: 17.9%
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carbon Legend View Post
Check the Serp belt and tensioner.
__________________
'05 CGP RL ☆

Quote:
Originally Posted by connork53 View Post
Just wondering why you said you were going to call paypal?.......
Quote:
Originally Posted by ichi d View Post
I bet the bigger wood would feel more better in your hands and better to look at.
HEAVY_RL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
New Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Threadstarter
Points: 19, Level: 1
Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1
Activity: 0.4%
Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4%
After doing more research, i think it's the serp belt...all the symptoms point that that. Thanks guys!
lareacap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Carbon Legend's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Age: 30
Posts: 743
Thanks: 41
Thanked 183 Times in 114 Posts
Points: 5,724, Level: 48
Points: 5,724, Level: 48 Points: 5,724, Level: 48 Points: 5,724, Level: 48
Activity: 3.6%
Activity: 3.6% Activity: 3.6% Activity: 3.6%
check the tensioner/idle pulley. if that is seized it will just destroy another belt
Carbon Legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 4:37 PM   #8
Electrical expert
 
yungone501's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (4)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,770
Thanks: 36
Thanked 436 Times in 334 Posts
Points: 8,294, Level: 61
Points: 8,294, Level: 61 Points: 8,294, Level: 61 Points: 8,294, Level: 61
Activity: 9.9%
Activity: 9.9% Activity: 9.9% Activity: 9.9%
Actually, this could be strictly a charging system issue by itself. The RL does have a ECPS feature that assists in allowing power steering function to be a minimal effort. If you experienced a brief, increased effort of power steering operation, chances are the adaptive electrical priority system (not an actual module/computer but a system of modules) were deactivating certain features of the vehicle that would allow either the vehicles operating voltage to increase or allow the possibility of "limping" the vehicle to a destination in which in could be safely parked or repaired. Don't expect the problem to disappear or be a one time thing, take it to an electrical capable repair facility that has both the knowledge and experience of determining what your intermittent issue could be before it becomes a hard fault and leaves you stranded somewhere. Never ignore precursers or you will be sorry you did. Trust me, most of my customers do just that: wait until its too late.
yungone501 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 6:11 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Illinois
Age: 61
Posts: 72
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Points: 5,227, Level: 46
Points: 5,227, Level: 46 Points: 5,227, Level: 46 Points: 5,227, Level: 46
Activity: 0.7%
Activity: 0.7% Activity: 0.7% Activity: 0.7%
This post caught my attention because I have a 2005 RL and have always had a very tight (difficult to turn) steering wheel, I wrote it off to the AWD system. I have had my Acura service department look at the steering and they said it was normal however when I have a loaner car or rental car the steering wheel is much easier to turn, anyone else have a a similar steering experience.
gogogoldrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 9:39 PM   #10
New Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Threadstarter
Points: 19, Level: 1
Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1
Activity: 0.4%
Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4% Activity: 0.4%
I'm having the car towed in to the shop. It's impossible for me to drive without proper power steering. The A/C also stopped working...it's just blowing out hot air. So from what I can see, the "check charging system" light is on, i have no power steering, and the A/C is blowing hot air. I'm just hoping the repair isn't too costly
lareacap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012, 9:39 PM
AcuraZine
Acura Integra




Paid Advertisement


 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
05, 19, 2005, acura, charging, check, drive, indicator, light, malfunction, rl, system, tsx, turns, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Acurazine.com content, comments, or advertising. Acurazine.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Acurazine.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Passwords Backup