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Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 03-23-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By Sperry
I *think* the plugs were $9 each at Auto-Zone....

I *think* the plugs were $9 each at Auto-Zone. Seven years ago. When I sold the car in '13, the engine sounded like a sewing machine. Far FAR smoother than the new truck I was buying, in fact. Which...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-01-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Sperry
Swapping out the links is a fun job. Jack stands,...

Swapping out the links is a fun job. Jack stands, Sawzall, four Moogs ...

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Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By Sperry
Offer $7,000 if the leather is cherry and soft....

Offer $7,000 if the leather is cherry and soft. Bet the passenger seat leather has hardened with the AC blowing on it.

After $3,000 in upgrades, you're back to ten grand for a decent ride.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 02-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,903
Posted By Sperry
Sticky or not, the #1 google search result for...

Sticky or not, the #1 google search result for banging clattering wipers tl (https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=banging+clattering+wiper+TL&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) brings up this thread.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-04-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,859
Posted By Sperry
It was such a pain in the ass I changed only the...

It was such a pain in the ass I changed only the side that had burned out.
Memory is failing, but it might have been 18 months ago . . .

Give me wrenching any day. Not these plastic parts wedged...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sperry
Let us know if there are any serious chunks of...

Let us know if there are any serious chunks of metal on the drain plug magnet.

Mine was a fine sludge 1st and 2nd D/F. The first time I did it, at 105,000 miles, I went 4x.

Last year, a 3x3....
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sperry
Tell the Honda dealer you'll be buying all you...

Tell the Honda dealer you'll be buying all you stuff from him, and you want him to "place you in the system". Name and phone number, and you want a discount, like 25%. Mention you can get 25% off...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-08-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sperry
2nd on checking the mounts. Look for the simple...

2nd on checking the mounts. Look for the simple things before you jump to conclusions.

And you know? Ignore the frivolous posts from people who have no desire to help.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-03-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Sperry
You will have to learn how to look up this stuff....

You will have to learn how to look up this stuff. I PM'd you a link to a page of the Delray Acura web page. You enter your VIN, and it takes you to the proper schematics page. I found it thru the...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-02-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,104
Posted By Sperry
1. Park on level ground. Shut off the engine.

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Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-01-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,104
Posted By Sperry
I just checked the manual, and it does indeed...

I just checked the manual, and it does indeed state the car must be at "operating temperature".

The level is at 6/10ths between the dots on a 95˚ day.
I'll get back to you as to how much it...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 06-25-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,104
Posted By Sperry
It is the only plug under the car that has a...

It is the only plug under the car that has a square inletted recess, that I've seen, on the side of the transmission. When the ratchet head is inserted, the ratchet handle will dangle straight down...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-17-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,843
Posted By Sperry
Sweet ride! Look at those minty rims. Someone...

Sweet ride! Look at those minty rims. Someone babied that car.
I have the same wear on my steering wheel. MBD.
Your seats are in way better shape. How many miles in the saddle?

First thing I...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-12-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By Sperry
My 2000 TL-P, according to acuraoemparts, uses...

My 2000 TL-P, according to acuraoemparts, uses the 11200-P8A-A00.
The same website lists the oil pan on a '99 KA4AT engine as a 11200-P8A-A00. Same number.

acurapartswarehouse lists the...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Sperry
I did not add water with the plug in place. ...

I did not add water with the plug in place.

1] Pulled both the plastic radiator draincock and the brass plug and drained completely.

2] Started up the hose into the radiator. At first, tainted...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-10-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,722
Posted By Sperry
Wow, who would have thought all you have to do is...

Wow, who would have thought all you have to do is remove the right front wheel!
The 12mm plug is brass, in a steel bushing. It was not tight at all.
I got all the coolant out, flushed with tap...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-02-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,598
Posted By Sperry
Hpow's that front engine mount looking? ...

Hpow's that front engine mount looking?

Search for "fluttering"

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=775581&highlight=fluttering
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,353
Posted By Sperry
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-02-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,998
Posted By Sperry
I'm at 162K+, first trans. 2000TL. Got "The...

I'm at 162K+, first trans. 2000TL. Got "The codes" early September 2011.

I ordered the 3rd and 4th gear switches but cleaned the existing ones while waiting.
It has been 5 months and 10K miles...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-14-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 40,910
Posted By Sperry
157,000. 3rd owner, first transmission. 1st...

157,000. 3rd owner, first transmission.

1st owner - 0 - 40,000 miles. No major service history.
40,000 - 103,000. My brother. No services. Maybe the oil on a nice day.
103,000 - current. Me. Did...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 10-31-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,903
Posted By Sperry
Correct. One of the plastic sockets on #11, the...

Correct. One of the plastic sockets on #11, the upper arm, cracks apart where it connects to the drive linkage.
As far as the splines on the wiper arms go, they may look chewed up, but if they...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,536
Posted By Sperry
I second the motion. Do a three-quart ATF...

I second the motion.

Do a three-quart ATF drain, clean the drain plug magnet, and fill.
If it is nasty, do at least a second after a short drive.

Pull the front left wheel after properly...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-11-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,638
Posted By Sperry
3rd gear pressure switch behind X heat shield ...

3rd gear pressure switch behind X heat shield

52087

52088

A fault on the pressure switch pictured below can evidently cause the P1740 code.
52089
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,638
Posted By Sperry
4th gear pressure switch

I took out both the 3rd and 4th gear pressure switches, hit'em with brake fluid, and reinstalled them.
Didn't see any screens. The switches have metal rings, like the transmission plug uses.
The...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,638
Posted By Sperry
REad this: ...

REad this:

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=729149

A-110: DIY Guide to replacing 3rd & 4th gear pressure switch for 3G TL (2004-2006)
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,638
Posted By Sperry
The link to the codes is not working for me!...

The link to the codes is not working for me! Anyone else?

P1740 is popular on this forum.

4th gear pressure switch fault.

There is a thread floating about of a guy who cleaned his, and the...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-04-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 65,910
Posted By Sperry
Yes and no. Yes, we know whether it can be...

Yes and no.

Yes, we know whether it can be done, and the answer is no, it cannot.

I'd love to switch cushions and covers between the seats.

But consider, it makes too much sense.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 08-27-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,903
Posted By Sperry
I placed my order thru acuraoemparts, online, and...

I placed my order thru acuraoemparts, online, and had the parts within a few days.
Checking my TL work diary, I've found reference of control arms, boots, and oem blades.
Didn't replace the wiper...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 05-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,903
Posted By Sperry
DIY: Fix banging, clattering wipers. Acura TL

The G2 TL my brother gave me had horrendously loud wipers.
After checking everything out, I was able to piece together the fix.
Some of the information, however,was vague to the uninitiated, and...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-10-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 83,635
Posted By Sperry
DIY: Replace side engine mount Acura TL

My front and side engine mounts were original, 10 years old with 105,000 miles on them and had failed. The side rubber was cracked right through, and the front had lost it's hydraulic fluid. Besides...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 05-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,279
Posted By Sperry
Wiper schematic and parts list

I bought the blades, but realized the issue was not so much the existing crappy blades, but the mechanism.
And jumping to conclusions, I assumed it was the motor. Glad I used the search function!...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 04-21-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sperry
I've been informed that "left" on a car is...

I've been informed that "left" on a car is relative. :ugh:

I might have said "upper passenger side" mount. Is that what you learned fellows can the upper right mount?

When one takes weight off...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 04-19-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 25,680
Posted By Sperry
The front mount, 34, is 50800-S0K-A82, and the...

The front mount, 34, is 50800-S0K-A82, and the left upper mount, 7, is 50820-S0K-A81.

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