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Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By acutee
OP, you are absolutely not over-thinking. It is...

OP, you are absolutely not over-thinking. It is the weakness of this gen. In cold morning start, you must take time to warm up and don't rev over 2.2 rpm to get a smooth shift, every car will...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 11-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By acutee
J-B Weld is your friend. It works really well....

J-B Weld is your friend. It works really well. Take out your muffler, use a tin sheet for patching, then mix up the jbweld and patch it up. I prefer not to use the Quick Dry. it is cheap and easy...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-06-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,609
Posted By acutee
Your drawing is close, but it needs to be on the...

Your drawing is close, but it needs to be on the top where you see the middle line is. Make sure you don't raise it too high too close to the bumper.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 11-06-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By acutee
Don't use the catalog. Just buy the one that...

Don't use the catalog. Just buy the one that fits. All it is about cca and the right facing side of terminals. that is all. Series are just for references to make life easy.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,647
Posted By acutee
Stay with your current m1 synthetic if you don't...

Stay with your current m1 synthetic if you don't have any leak problem or oil burnt. If you have leaks or oil burnt then it is worthwhile to go with high mileage oil. high mileage oil does come...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,996
Posted By acutee
Nice writeup

Very nice DIY.. Thank you for sharing. :thumbsup:
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 07-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By acutee
I have done it. through the wheel well, remove...

I have done it. through the wheel well, remove plastic cover, you will need to remove 3 bolts on the unit, 2 on the sides and one in the middle. That is all it is. space is limited, so all it is...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 05-15-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By acutee
I assume you already got the belt to the area...

I assume you already got the belt to the area through the side engine mount. I can't remember exactly either 2 or 3 bolts you have to work with, but if you can't slip the belt over then first you...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 04-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,153
Posted By acutee
Power Steering O-ring replacement

At the bottom of the reservoir there is a thicker tube that connects back up to the ps pump on the right side. There is a little screw underneath holding the connector onto the pump. Take the screw...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 03-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,979
Posted By acutee
Well said. Perfect tool is the perfect method...

Well said. Perfect tool is the perfect method for any task. If you can't pour it in in less than 30 secs for a quart, then you don't have the right tool; but whatever method that suits you, that...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By acutee
Use 2 short antenna extensions so you can...

Use 2 short antenna extensions so you can disconnect next time in a breeze.

This is how you do it.
- disconnect antenna cable
- turn the key to " II" ("I" (on) most of the time does not work.)...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-05-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By acutee
1. Drain, refill, drive around 2. Drain,...

1. Drain, refill, drive around
2. Drain, refill, drive around
3. Drain, refill.

each 'drive around' is up to you how long you want to drive; just enough to mix the fluid up. Or, drive a day or...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 01-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By acutee
I don't think you are fixing the problem...

I don't think you are fixing the problem correctly. You don't need to re-seal the housing. The problem is the RING SEAL between the ballast and the headlight housing. Replace the ring seal with a...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 12-17-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By acutee
Don't forget the impact could have caused the...

Don't forget the impact could have caused the engine mounts to crack, Alignment problem, and many other related items.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 12-06-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By acutee
Replacing Serp belt is not that hard. You need...

Replacing Serp belt is not that hard. You need two wrenches total. One offset 15Deg 14mm wrench, one end closed, one end open - this is important. The open end is for leveraging. You need another...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 09-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,791
Posted By acutee
Here you go, hope it helps. ...

Here you go, hope it helps.

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862700&highlight=engine+mount+diy
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 09-11-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,231
Posted By acutee
I applause the people that came back taking the...

I applause the people that came back taking the time to update the issues. Not only you are getting help here, but you are helping others too; and it makes the forum more interesting.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 06-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By acutee
Good thing you are okay. That is sad to see a TL...

Good thing you are okay. That is sad to see a TL down.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 06-11-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By acutee
Don't replace the oilpan, it could be a bigger...

Don't replace the oilpan, it could be a bigger job than you think. Just get the bigger size bolt from napa and it should fix the problem. Here it is:
...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-28-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By acutee
There are two seal rings: 1 is for the bulb...

There are two seal rings: 1 is for the bulb housing, 1 is for the ballast. I wouldn't worry about the headlight housing rubber seal as it is rubber or unless it is bad. The seal ring that is used...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 02-18-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By acutee
I thought the cap screw from the top is for...

I thought the cap screw from the top is for Vertical adjustments. Before removing the grill plastic cover, you should look carefully on the plastic and find the imprinted directions of how to adjust...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 02-07-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,375
Posted By acutee
PCV valve is only 5 bucks, very easy to replace;...

PCV valve is only 5 bucks, very easy to replace; do it, no question there. O2 sensor, 50 bucks. at 140k, just do it, the green wire one. As o2 sensor gets older every day, it surely will consume...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 02-07-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By acutee
Stay Away from their lifetime warranty,...

Stay Away from their lifetime warranty, especially them, they will find every dirt execuse to reject warranty work; plus yearly inspection cost with them, and they will come up with something and if...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 12-19-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,856
Posted By acutee
Ease on the gas when the gears shift is a perfect...

Ease on the gas when the gears shift is a perfect technique to avoid hard engagement. Avoid sudden brake with an immediate acceleration, as it will jam the gears hard. Drain and fill fluid every...
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 11-23-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By acutee
18mm for TL and 19mm for TL-S

18mm for TL and 19mm for TL-S
Forum: 2G TL Performance Parts & Modifications 10-22-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By acutee
Set it at 3 and see how you like it. 2 is more...

Set it at 3 and see how you like it. 2 is more like stock feel. 4 and 5 is very firm.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 10-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 40,822
Posted By acutee
Do we get a new car from Acura for trade-in if it...

Do we get a new car from Acura for trade-in if it runs over 500k miles?
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-20-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By acutee
That seems to be the axle seal. Replace the axle...

That seems to be the axle seal. Replace the axle seal.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 08-17-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,220
Posted By acutee
You should inspect it and while you are there,...

You should inspect it and while you are there, bleed it. if moisture got into that caliper, it could cause caliper to expand unexpectedly depending on the heat.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-17-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,131
Posted By acutee
Not because they are Dealer, they wont make...

Not because they are Dealer, they wont make mistakes. They all make mistakes big time. They could be getting paid by the job, so they do lousy jobs just to get it done quickly. They could break...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-15-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,690
Posted By acutee
The diagram is indeed for 99. It is more like #9...

The diagram is indeed for 99. It is more like #9 in 2000+. Just follow my steps and you cant miss it.
- Remove engine cover
- Put your hand on the top (cold) engine and move your hand toward the...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-10-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By acutee
That is Factory OEM installed Filter, not add-on....

That is Factory OEM installed Filter, not add-on. Follow the thread below with step by step instructions and pictures. The OEM filter and the aftermarket, to me, is almost identical. I bought both...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 08-10-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By acutee
That is the one.

That is the one.
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-17-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By acutee
Maybe check your battery cables and or any loose...

Maybe check your battery cables and or any loose ground cable.
Forum: 2G TL Problems & Fixes 02-07-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By acutee
You need to replace the atf filter too. that atf...

You need to replace the atf filter too. that atf filter is a lot smaller than the engine oil filter and it gets tons of sludge from the gear packs, but it is being ignored comparing to the engine...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 12-29-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,642
Posted By acutee
That is a lot of leaking covering under the car. ...

That is a lot of leaking covering under the car. Try to wipe it all clean and start tracing it. It seems to me it could be oil pump leak. On the third picture, the big arrow pointed to the top...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 12-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,460
Posted By acutee
PS Power Steering DIY

Here you go for 2nd gen. Pics and Text included.

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802991&highlight=power+steering+diy
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 12-14-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By acutee
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10176969&posted=1#post10176969
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-15-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 39,249
Posted By acutee
Note that you dont need to remove the oiljet kit....

Note that you dont need to remove the oiljet kit. You can see on the picture, the black line attached to the filter, that line just slides in and out, jiggle it a bit and you can pull it straight...
Forum: Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 07-15-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,670
Posted By acutee
This is what you need to replace: ...

This is what you need to replace:

https://acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706003&highlight=tranny+filter

This is the screen solenoid, but 03 does not have it:...
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