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Forum: 4G TL Problems & Fixes 08-18-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,806
Posted By TLer trash
Get a second opinion. Your symptom sounds like a...

Get a second opinion. Your symptom sounds like a tire with a ply separation or shifted belt. I've never seen a wheel bearing with the symptoms you describe. Typically they make a roaring or whirring...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 08-04-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By TLer trash
Pull the coils out and look for water in the plug...

Pull the coils out and look for water in the plug tubes. Sometimes it takes a while for water to migrate to an area where it can cause problems.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 05-25-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By TLer trash
T.S.B. 01-043 addresses this problem. The...

T.S.B. 01-043 addresses this problem. The improved 83407-SOK-A01 is a couple mm longer to cure the problem.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-14-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By TLer trash
That's usually caused by the spark plug being...

That's usually caused by the spark plug being loose, allowing hot combustion gasses to push past the threads. I'd check the rest of the plugs just to be safe. You're lucky; I've seen this destroy a...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-08-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By TLer trash
You can center the steering wheel by moving each...

You can center the steering wheel by moving each tie rod end the same amount, 1 in, the other out. If he was careful, you're probably spot on. I've had to do this a few times, and it always turned...
Forum: 3G TL Problems & Fixes 12-30-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By TLer trash
Alignment won't cause a shake. I agree with...

Alignment won't cause a shake. I agree with csmeance about having your tires checked for excessive road force. I think you've got a ply separation, or a shifted belt that won't show up unless the...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 685
Posted By TLer trash
One note of caution. With any aftermarket motor,...

One note of caution. With any aftermarket motor, check the rotation before you install it. There have been a couple people here that have gotten motors that spin backwards.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 10-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By TLer trash
Look down at the latch, and you should see the...

Look down at the latch, and you should see the wire portion of the hood cable, with a little ball on the end. There's probably a 1" area of cable from the end to an arm on the latch. Use a...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-14-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,267
Posted By TLer trash
If you're blowing the 125A main fuse, I'd suspect...

If you're blowing the 125A main fuse, I'd suspect the alternator. Try this. With the battery disconnected, remove the big wire from the alternator. (the one with that's held on by a nut) Make sure...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-31-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,794
Views: 113,086
Posted By TLer trash
As usual, outstanding work, Kris. Really looks...

As usual, outstanding work, Kris. Really looks nice.
Forum: Acura ILX Discussion 08-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By TLer trash
My guess is something was left on, draining the...

My guess is something was left on, draining the battery, or battery is bad. However, a 2-3 year old battery is not as likely to be bad. Jump attempt blew a fuse, which the wrecker guy bypassed with...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 07-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,070
Posted By TLer trash
^^You'd think it would work, but I've run into...

^^You'd think it would work, but I've run into bent valves that didn't give any indication clearance wise. I'd put a belt on it, and try it.
Forum: Second Generation CL Discussion (2000-2003) 07-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By TLer trash
If there is any difference between platinum and...

If there is any difference between platinum and iridium, it is tiny. Supposedly, the iridium is better, but either will go 100,000 miles and show absolutely no wear. If the iridium is listed for your...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-07-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,016
Posted By TLer trash
Even "professional" mechanics can be aware of...

Even "professional" mechanics can be aware of pattern failures on a particular car. In our case, after coil(s), plugs, valve adjustment, egr ports, etc., fuel injectors would be high on my list to...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 07-07-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,052
Posted By TLer trash
Your new pictures of the switch make it clear...

Your new pictures of the switch make it clear that the factory diagram is, in fact wrong. It didn't make sense to me before, so I chose to ignore it. You should too. Focus on the one thing that is...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 06-30-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,052
Posted By TLer trash
^That's what I'm guessing. I suspect the 3 volts...

^That's what I'm guessing. I suspect the 3 volts he was talking about is on the ground leg (one of the multiplexes) giving at best, 9 volts across the bulb.
It's been a long time since I've had to...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 06-17-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By TLer trash
Especially since the oil wasn't there before, you...

Especially since the oil wasn't there before, you should pull the valve cover and really inspect that seal.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 06-15-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By TLer trash
I'd do two things before I replaced all the front...

I'd do two things before I replaced all the front end stuff. First, run it without the spacers. Second, have a professional do a thorough inspection of the front and rear suspension. I suspect your...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 05-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,133
Posted By TLer trash
I've never seen a wheel speed sensor interfere...

I've never seen a wheel speed sensor interfere with cruise control on a honda / acura.
Check brake shops as 01tl suggested, or independent repair shops. The full feature scanners from Snap-on, Mac,...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 04-23-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By TLer trash
Has anyone actually looked at or diagnosed the...

Has anyone actually looked at or diagnosed the car? Based on your description, it sounds to me like you might have broken an axle.
Forum: Third Generation TL (2004-2008) 04-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By TLer trash
I haven't seen a honda product burn a valve in a...

I haven't seen a honda product burn a valve in a very long time. I've seen quite a few with a subtle intermittent misfire around 150,000 miles or so, that a valve adjustment cured. I agree with...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 04-14-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,667
Posted By TLer trash
For what it's worth, I replaced the fp regulator...

For what it's worth, I replaced the fp regulator on my daughter's 00 tl with the higher pressure one that is listed for an 03 tl for instance. I think her problem is solved. I did not do the ecm. One...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 04-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,697
Posted By TLer trash
I agree with fsttyms. I've done head gaskets on...

I agree with fsttyms. I've done head gaskets on engines that didn't use oil only to have them burn oil on completion. Whether it's caused by having the upper end sealed better, damage from...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 03-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By TLer trash
Skirmich, you might be having a hard time finding...

Skirmich, you might be having a hard time finding the vtec oil sender because honda calls it a "Switch assy., valve timing oilpressure". It's located on the oil filter housing, right under the vtec...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 03-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By TLer trash
If it's doing it at really slow speed, like 5mph,...

If it's doing it at really slow speed, like 5mph, it's probably a tire with a shifted belt or ply separation. If it only vibrates on acceleration, under load, it could be a cv axle or motor mount.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 03-17-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By TLer trash
Have the shop remove the drive belts, then start...

Have the shop remove the drive belts, then start the engine to see if the noise is still present. If it is still present, have them pull the front upper timing belt cover and check the timing belt...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 03-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By TLer trash
I'm going to go out on a limb and translate....

I'm going to go out on a limb and translate. Pulsate in customer-speak often translates as misfire. He didn't mention a cel, though.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 03-05-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By TLer trash
Personally, I've never seen a wheel come loose...

Personally, I've never seen a wheel come loose for any reason other than installer error. I've never even heard of it happening for any other reason. And it wasn't always my fault either! That said,...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 03-03-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By TLer trash
I mis-spoke, it's a bolt, not a stud. Follow the...

I mis-spoke, it's a bolt, not a stud. Follow the smaller wire off the battery positive terminal. It leads to the underhood fuse/relay block, where it terminates at a 120A fuse. This fuse is held in...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 02-09-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By TLer trash
It's probably spinning backwards. Try reversing...

It's probably spinning backwards. Try reversing the wire connections, even if the colors match up. I've been down this path before, and I think someone else on this forum ran into this recently.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 02-06-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 847
Posted By TLer trash
A plugged catalytic converter could also cause...

A plugged catalytic converter could also cause symptoms like yours without setting a code. Don't just replace it, have a shop check it out. Any decent independent garage or exhaust shop should be...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-23-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By TLer trash
I'm betting the rear o2 wiring got stretched to...

I'm betting the rear o2 wiring got stretched to the breaking point when the resonator delete was done. If the code is for the rear o2 sensor, they should man up and cover it.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 01-16-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By TLer trash
Being in Canada, his sense of urgency may be...

Being in Canada, his sense of urgency may be different from yours. If his trans were to fail he might be eaten by wolves; if your trans fails, you might have to wait at a winery or something, and...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-09-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By TLer trash
The best advice I've ever gotten in a situation...

The best advice I've ever gotten in a situation like this is: If you like the car, fix it. If you're getting a little tired of it, get rid of it. Your description of the car's condition makes me...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-08-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By TLer trash
Because of the age and mileage, I would suggest...

Because of the age and mileage, I would suggest changing the seal between the oil pump and the block. Even if it's not leaking now, it will, before you need to do the belt again. It will add a little...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 01-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,030
Posted By TLer trash
What brand of fuel pump are you using? Fuel pump...

What brand of fuel pump are you using? Fuel pump failures on any honda are rare. There are aftermarket fuel pump brands that are ok, but some are pure CRAP. I'm not referring to no name, internet...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 12-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By TLer trash
^^It is, but it's on the inside (glove box side)...

^^It is, but it's on the inside (glove box side) of the panel. I'd bet money that your converter piece caused the short. It's pretty common with coins, especially in the front one. You probably won't...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 12-15-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,463
Posted By TLer trash
The last time I checked, at least one aftermarket...

The last time I checked, at least one aftermarket supplier listed the same pcv valve for our cars as well as some F-150s. Calibration is critical to fuel mixture, as well as walking the fine line...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,821
Posted By TLer trash
Here's a good idea. Make sure you mount the...

Here's a good idea. Make sure you mount the ballasts with the connections pointing down. The connectors look waterproof, but they are not. I keep forgetting to tell this to HIDxtra. They were nice...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,485
Posted By TLer trash
I believe lubegard is the only transmission...

I believe lubegard is the only transmission additive that has actually been recommended by any O.E. manufacturers. It's definitely not snake oil.
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