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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
TCS is Traction Control System,and all TCS's are controlled though the Anti Lock Braking (ABS) system.Here's how it works:Each wheel,or in some cases,only the drive wheels have a speed sensor mounted near the hub or axle,and sends a speed signal to the PCM (Powertrain Control Module).The PCM monitors wheel speed continuously,and if it sees a speed out of the ordinary,say for example the right rear tire is spinning and traveling at a much higher speed than the left rear,the PCM will pulse the brakes through the ABS system on the right rear to slow down the right rear so that the left and right wheel speeds match up,this is how the traction control works.So,if you have a TCS problem,the PCM will see this and set a Dignostic Trouble Code (DTC).You need to pull the DTC's out of the system with a scan tool,diagnose and repair the DTC's.It could likely be something as simple as a malfunctioning wheel speed sensor,but you won't know until the codes are pulled out,as this will point in the general direction.Good luck.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
I bet it also feels like it wants to stall as well. I think my car was at around 65k and it did the same. It is the spark plugs and the coil. My mistake was going to the dealership where they charge you too much. Any experienced mechanic can do it. Changing the coil is also in the manual.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Use an OBDII scanner, some auto parts stores will do this for you free of charge.
Codes P0300 through P0306 indicate mis-fire and you may also get codes reflecting Cat damage from running that way.
I know of one TL from this series (2000 3.2 TL) which had a warranty REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION!!! free of charge and this very problem was solved. I still do not know why they were related. Talk to Acura customer relations about this.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
i dont see any such code 1118, BUT, 1526/1540 is classic. 1526 is the vent solenoid circuit, and 1540 is the abv. these solenoids live on the back of the motor, right next to the egr valve. there is a row of 4, you are concerned with 2 and 4, going from right to left. i would first replace both, since they tend to go out around the same time. they control the abv, which controls boost. if this valve/circuit is not operating correctly, the pcm puts the car in "limp home" mode; will not rev over 3k, and tcs off/tcs lites come on. if you want to, ohm the solenoids when hot. normal is about 26, above 30 or 0, and they are bad. but from your description, i know they are bad.
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
Hello there, As far as the check engine light I would think since you mentioned it shacking that your light will probably be on for a misfire, Meaning most likely you have a spark plug wire going bad. I would stop by somewhere such as Autozone for a free check to tell you why your light is on just to double check.
Your fan issue could be several different things such as the fan motor going bad or the blades could be rubbing something, that one is a little tricky without hearing it.
Good Luck and I hope this does help you some. Allen
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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