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Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,479
Posted By sparc

don't EVs generally have less service though? No...

don't EVs generally have less service though? No oil changes, fewer components, etc. Especially a much simpler car like the Model 3. For tire service, i would just go to a local tire shop anyways and...
Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,479
Posted By sparc

At $55k, couldn't you get a Tesla Model 3...

At $55k, couldn't you get a Tesla Model 3 Performance? Not sure how comparable they are, but just from a dollar cost. Plus states like CA have incentives. Even NJ waves taxes on EVs which can...
07-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By sparc

sometimes you'll see parts catalogs get confused...

sometimes you'll see parts catalogs get confused and 04-06 parts pull up for 07-08 TLs. As others stated, 07-08 transmissions require disassembly for the filter so it's not recommended on just a...
07-09-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,539
Posted By sparc

On my 2007 TL, I did a whatever axle that the...

On my 2007 TL, I did a whatever axle that the shop provided for the passenger side. Definitely aftermarket. No issues after a few thousand miles and 9 months.

A few weeks ago I installed the...
07-08-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,539
Posted By sparc

it's a no brainer to replace both axles if your...

it's a no brainer to replace both axles if your car is constantly exposed to road salt and they are the original axles that have those axle dampers.

My passenger side snapped on my 07 TL while on...
06-25-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,762
Posted By sparc

glad you replied back. Paul's text message...

glad you replied back.

Paul's text message information is located in the following topic. Click Here for Post #194:...
06-24-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,762
Posted By sparc

sounds like this may be the way to go if the...

sounds like this may be the way to go if the author is near Clifton, NJ

Sadly this may be one of those posts where they only make one and we never hear from them again. Hope they sort it out.
06-21-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By sparc

bad knock sensor?

bad knock sensor?
06-10-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,821
Posted By sparc

I just gambled and bought a Surtrack/trakmotive...

I just gambled and bought a Surtrack/trakmotive drivers side axle on Rockauto. Will let you guys know how it goes.

Wanted to order APWI, but for some reason shipping was cheaper to order surtrack...
06-03-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,821
Posted By sparc

are you seeing corrosion on the shaft that didn't...

are you seeing corrosion on the shaft that didn't break? Just trying to see if this is something we can visibly check for.

Also, which side snapped? passenger or driver side?

I still have one...
05-28-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By sparc

I get that you're saying that it's essentially...

I get that you're saying that it's essentially "safer" from your perspective. I question whether it's any better. Our vehicles weren't even rated for DW-1 when they came out of the factory either.
...
05-28-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By sparc

Valvoline Maxlife Multi Vehicle ATF shows it's...

Valvoline Maxlife Multi Vehicle ATF shows it's compatible with DW-1: https://sharena21.springcm.com/Public/Document/18452/9e447451-fe75-e711-9c10-ac162d889bd3/3fa3136a-09bd-e711-9c12-ac162d889bd1
...
04-14-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By sparc

these symptoms? ...

these symptoms?

https://acurazine.com/forums/third-generation-tl-2004-2008-93/downhill-automatic-downshifting-627610/
or...
04-06-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By sparc

Change the fluid at least once immediately. Then...

Change the fluid at least once immediately. Then go for a drive and see if there is any improvement.

You can always space out the other two changes after some driving sessions.
03-07-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By sparc

Hopefully it works. I did see this thread: ...

Hopefully it works. I did see this thread:

https://acurazine.com/forums/3g-tl-problems-fixes-114/2007-tl-check-engine-light-p145c-error-code-next-steps-970176/
Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor circuit...
02-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By sparc

You don't even have to remove it. Just unplug the...

You don't even have to remove it. Just unplug the connector to the HFL module. Just try it for a while. Better than having a dead battery.

I don't even notice any message. Nothing pops up for me.
02-22-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sparc

spray some battery terminal protector on the...

spray some battery terminal protector on the connections after you are done cleaning them.
08-15-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By sparc

HFL is the most common source of a battery that...

HFL is the most common source of a battery that goes dead regularly on this gen Acura TL. Worth at least investigating first since it's so easy to unplug and rule out as a cause.

If it's something...
08-15-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By sparc

search for HFL on the forums

search for HFL on the forums
06-13-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,421
Posted By sparc

If it is at a mechanic, talk to him and report...

If it is at a mechanic, talk to him and report back what he says. The extra info you post here will give you better overall advice.
05-30-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By sparc

I would check both on either side of the pump. if...

I would check both on either side of the pump. if the shop didn't replace one, they may not have replaced the other. on mine there was caked on oil all around those connections that indicated that...
05-29-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By sparc

dmox_tl didn't post a video. No way to determine...

dmox_tl didn't post a video. No way to determine if they are hearing a power steering pump whine or some sort of bearing noise without some evidence.

dmox_tl didn't even know that they were...
05-29-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 595
Posted By sparc

did you visually inspect the power steering pump...

did you visually inspect the power steering pump for leaks? is their fluid everywhere? what is the fluid level in the power steering reservoir? Is the fluid foaming in that reservoir?

read this...
05-19-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By sparc

What maintenance have you done on the vehicle...

What maintenance have you done on the vehicle since you've owned it. Has everything been checked and serviced per Honda/Acura? Fluids? Filters?

You may also want to consider taking it to a good...
05-16-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 114,163
Posted By sparc

2007 Acura TL Base with Nav My alternator...

2007 Acura TL Base with Nav

My alternator died recently and in the process my car was jump started repeatedly. At one point the good samaritan accidentally swapped terminals on the jumper cables...
05-02-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By sparc

Just as a final follow up since i couldn't...

Just as a final follow up since i couldn't properly test drive this the other day since i had that upper control arm issue.

Power steering is many times better than it was. It feels like a...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,020
Posted By sparc

check this thread, Post #9: ...

check this thread, Post #9: https://acurazine.com/forums/3g-tl-problems-fixes-114/battery-drain-not-hfl-c-clutch-relay-966213/

He found out his Homelink was part of the battery drain. Not just...
04-29-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By sparc

the steering part of your comments sounds like a...

the steering part of your comments sounds like a milder version of my issues. Basically the power steering pump on it's way out. The pump whine is also a nice clue too.

Doesn't sound like you're...
04-28-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,112
Posted By sparc

Just as an update. Looks like Mevotech finally...

Just as an update. Looks like Mevotech finally corrected their parts compatibility and removed the 07-08 LCA information. Now it correctly lists them as being compatible with only 2004-2006.
...
04-25-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By sparc

Also, in hindsight there seemed like fresh fluid...

Also, in hindsight there seemed like fresh fluid on the back side near the bottom of the pump. There was a lot of caked on oil and grime in that area that I originally thought was from the power...
04-25-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,002
Posted By sparc

Best advice in this thread. Kind of put this off...

Best advice in this thread. Kind of put this off and kept driving it as is for the last six months, but finally got around to doing the pump. You could tell right away something was fixed as the...
03-29-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 764
Posted By sparc

how did they determine coolant was mixing with...

how did they determine coolant was mixing with oil? what did they actually check/see? the codes so far aren't enough.

write it down word for word and post back.
03-29-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By sparc

you should contact the company and ask them why...

you should contact the company and ask them why they listed the 07-08 as compatible. Ask them if it's ok to drill out that hole since they are the one's who designed and engineered the product.

I...
03-23-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By sparc

You're goal should be to diagnose what is wrong....

You're goal should be to diagnose what is wrong. Have you checked for leaks like oil drain plug, oil filter, oil pan gasket, or oil pump seal?

Here's a link to what seems like a similar thread:...
03-22-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,571
Posted By sparc

I messaged the original poster (Robert Paulson)...

I messaged the original poster (Robert Paulson) as to what his final solution was. He messaged back:
03-16-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By sparc

just a heads up regarding LCAs for third gen...

just a heads up regarding LCAs for third gen acura tls.... there is a slight difference between the LCAs for 04-06 and 07-08 as noted on the second page of the thread i'm linking below.:
...
03-04-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 64,755
Posted By sparc

not saying it's a bad part or inferior since I...

not saying it's a bad part or inferior since I haven't had an issue in a long time. I definitely got my money's worth since it was priced so low. Worth the risk.

More of a heads up that they may...
03-02-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 64,755
Posted By sparc

just for full transparency on those ebay parts so...

just for full transparency on those ebay parts so people have an idea what they are buying. I posted this in the other thread:
03-02-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,560
Posted By sparc

I bought a similar part and it's been working...

I bought a similar part and it's been working fine for me for about 7 months.

Only word of caution is that I wouldn't necessarily believe anything listed about the quality like OEM and Japan....
02-26-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By sparc

which brand/model of bulbs are you guys...

which brand/model of bulbs are you guys installing?
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