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03-05-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By 01tl4tl

SOME plugs? please tell me you purchased the...

SOME plugs? please tell me you purchased the CORRECT NGK in plain or Iridium or iridium IX, ~8-10 dollars EACH
and nothing less is acceptable- no kidding
2 buck chuck spark plugs are not ok with...
03-05-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By 01tl4tl

everything in the 105kmiles service, and if it...

everything in the 105kmiles service, and if it says `as needed`- like the valve adjustment - its needed
Look at 60k service too, brake fluid, ps fluid flush etc
03-05-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By 01tl4tl

With the engine OFF, you have to put the car in...

With the engine OFF, you have to put the car in Drive to make room for hand- to remove the cover on the OBDI port
02-28-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By 01tl4tl

Ck driver side radiator fan operation at correct...

Ck driver side radiator fan operation at correct time, and does not run more than 1 minute after shutdown
Sounds like you have a rad fan sensor A problem (common) or water pump, or thermostat is NOT...
02-28-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,520
Posted By 01tl4tl

roadside assistance comes out to change a flat...

roadside assistance comes out to change a flat tire or jump a battery or tow the car home for you, that is about all they do
02-28-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,520
Posted By 01tl4tl

There was never a recall to replace trans- it was...

There was never a recall to replace trans- it was to install a part that is not related to the typical failure- there never was a all cars transmission replacement recall, who started that rumor-
it...
02-28-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By 01tl4tl

more likely the connector failed and took out the...

more likely the connector failed and took out the wiring and motor
replace or competely remove the connector (solder in new wire segments) under glovebox- the power for cabin fan motor
02-28-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By 01tl4tl

215 when you have been here a while you will...

215 when you have been here a while you will learn its not the fuse. This problem has been found and solved years ago
Once you get moisture in and a bulb out, or sometime one side out... then the...
02-28-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By 01tl4tl

I wonder what a spark plug will reveal- pull one...

I wonder what a spark plug will reveal- pull one of the fronts for us and take a pic
02-28-2017, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By 01tl4tl

So you ran crud gas thru that should have had...

So you ran crud gas thru that should have had Seafoam added to get that nastiness out, then repeat seafoam thru a tank at 2 oz per gal of fuel.
Now you have to clear ECU system memory by removing...
02-28-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By 01tl4tl

I go away for a year and this is what you are up...

I go away for a year and this is what you are up to!!!
02-28-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By 01tl4tl

Does it feel like its slipping when going uphill...

Does it feel like its slipping when going uphill under load, like a clutch does when worn out?
Why are you at 5000 rpm, is that doing it by itself- are you full throttle, half throttle, or its just...
02-27-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By 01tl4tl

many shared parts and problems among the brand ...

many shared parts and problems among the brand
Make sure you are cking the trans fluid level correctly per owner book-
Some are done cold and others a specific warm- and then its `between the...
02-27-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By 01tl4tl

Look at the valve cover bolts- leaking- bolt...

Look at the valve cover bolts- leaking- bolt seals known weak point-and with them loose the valve cover gasket lets some oil seep out just like pic!
Give a gentle 10 foot pounds torque on the v/c...
02-27-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By 01tl4tl

Spend the 100 dollars on a decent portable GPS,...

Spend the 100 dollars on a decent portable GPS, any of them far exceed the abilities of the stock Acura unit, especially from a 99

Do smart phones in Canada get GPS? or is that a data usage issue...
02-27-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 159,318
Posted By 01tl4tl

You dont use the old TC because its loaded up...

You dont use the old TC because its loaded up with crud from your failed clutches, the reason you had to change trans!

Its better to get a new or rebuilt one than chance ruining your swap. There...
02-26-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By 01tl4tl

If you have a mechanic buddy that can - if...

If you have a mechanic buddy that can - if needed- do a trans swap from certain Odesseys or Accord years-
then its safe to get a TL
Paying someone to do the swap is ~$800 and the same cost for a...
02-26-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,780
Posted By 01tl4tl

Inspect the calipers- and guide pins lubrication...

Inspect the calipers- and guide pins lubrication and movement as noted above.
All pads need bedding, just not all tell you that!
Bedding is the transfer of pad material to rotor, that gives you...
02-18-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By 01tl4tl

Yes better rotors with matched pads, I like...

Yes better rotors with matched pads, I like Racing Brake brand. EBC is great too. SS lines give a tighter feel,
ck vendors Excelerate and MrHeelToe
5.1 brake fluid gives firmer pedal, not 5.0...
02-18-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By 01tl4tl

ck upper and lower control arm bushings, common...

ck upper and lower control arm bushings, common wearout part. Makes thunks and squeaks over speed-bumps
02-18-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 268,288
Posted By 01tl4tl

o ahhh be more of a realist? It helps to...

o ahhh be more of a realist?

It helps to know exactly which year and model you are doing this to.
in the rear 225 fits, 235 requires cutting a bit off some plastic- fender-bumper attachment area...
02-17-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By 01tl4tl

sidenote: If your drive side fan is not running...

sidenote: If your drive side fan is not running when it should, THEN runs for 10 minutes after engine shutdown
= you have a bad Fan Sensor A located on radiator
02-17-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By 01tl4tl

your problem is the power connector under front...

your problem is the power connector under front edge of glove box
You can replace it or simply cut it out- to splice in new segments to the motor.
As noted by others, the resistor failure- located...
02-17-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By 01tl4tl

omg you cant see clogged egr passage and ports...

omg you cant see clogged egr passage and ports from outside, and the valve itself has little to do with the problem of carbon buildup-blockage

I see 2 hours of diy time in your near future
remove...
02-17-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By 01tl4tl

Ask him WHY the wrong plugs are in your car! ...

Ask him WHY the wrong plugs are in your car!
Mechanics should know to match plug numbers, and order the right parts of course
02-17-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By 01tl4tl

in the diy section are a few on egr cleaning...

in the diy section are a few on egr cleaning including an 03.
Its not a bad valve, its clogged passages
02-17-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By 01tl4tl

hey 02 have you looked under your hood recently?...

hey 02 have you looked under your hood recently? we dont have spark plug wires! not since the 90s

The diy for 99 egr cleaning works for all gen2TL, there are now 6 ports- one per cylinder to...
02-17-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By 01tl4tl

Look for the thin wire you tore loose when doing...

Look for the thin wire you tore loose when doing the brakes
Have to be careful about setting brake caliper on the line... see those splines on the end of the CV, the sensor reads those metal ridges...
02-17-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By 01tl4tl

go back and use search, several years ago the...

go back and use search, several years ago the water path was found, and the fix is aftermarket HID kit- new ballast, ignitors and bulbs
Found from 50-300$ Dont get the cheapest!

That water in the...
02-16-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 89,995
Posted By 01tl4tl

a machine shop or auto repair shop has the big...

a machine shop or auto repair shop has the big press and will happily do the job for far less than buying a press just for this
Knowing how and having experience makes bearing jobs better~
05-10-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By 01tl4tl

whatever brand dot4 you like is fine, plain or...

whatever brand dot4 you like is fine, plain or synthetic, name brand or plain brand
Buy 2 qts- will take 1.5 for a good job on the TL, only new sealed containers are ok to use!

Have you looked at...
05-10-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By 01tl4tl

hft 25$ vac bleeder. You dont apply vac until...

hft 25$ vac bleeder. You dont apply vac until bleeder nipple- 10mm- is open 1/4 turn.

Its good to apply some bearing grease on the bleeder nipple threads for better seal during open period under...
05-10-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,570
Posted By 01tl4tl

use anti-seize in a limited amount- not going to...

use anti-seize in a limited amount- not going to mess up the torque, and will make them easy to install.... and remove again in several years
05-10-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,101
Posted By 01tl4tl

yes but why, and please limit your repeated...

yes but why, and please limit your repeated question in numerous threads
05-10-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By 01tl4tl

why do you need one? the TL has HID lights with...

why do you need one? the TL has HID lights with relays = all we are doing is replacing them with modern components..despite the parts being called a conversion kit - that only means they can upgrade...
05-10-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By 01tl4tl

was this car crashed and reborn? Very rare is...

was this car crashed and reborn? Very rare is the ABS pump or other part a fail point
More likely a wheel speed sensor has bad wire- those corrode often
A brake specialty shop will have an ABS...
05-10-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 60,051
Posted By 01tl4tl

what did you set them to?. I would loosen and...

what did you set them to?. I would loosen and retorque to acura spec
05-10-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By 01tl4tl

read the thread near top of the list regarding...

read the thread near top of the list regarding which trans--you have been mis-informed about several of those listed
05-10-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By 01tl4tl

failure of the timing belt = MASSIVE damage to...

failure of the timing belt = MASSIVE damage to the pistons and valves as they run into each other!
End result- you have to go buy a used engine and start over~ no kidding

carfax only knows what...
05-10-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By 01tl4tl

I agree with Kris- ck the compression 1st, dry...

I agree with Kris- ck the compression 1st, dry then wet (a squirt of oil into cyl then crank engine a few revolutions to spread-then TEST.
If compression is better on 2nd test it has bad...
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