1996 Acura 2.5TL consumes too much fuel. if any one can help
There is a belt idler on the front of the engine. When it goes bad, it makes an odd low deep howling sound.
You can buy a new one from Acura for $50 or go to Carquest and buy a 203 bearing. Commonly used in car alternators. Drive it out with a hammer and a small socket. Drive in the new one with a hammer and a larger socket. About $12.
Record the number of turns that it takes to remove the tension on the belt. Use a wrench to take out the bolt holding in the idler. Exchange the bearing, Tighten the bolt to hold on the idler, then reverse the tension on the belt. Remember the number of turns it took to remove the tension. I use a socket and ratchet. I count the number of 1/4 turns it takes.
Or, have your mechanic do it.
Also, I have had the harmonic balancer/pulley assembly go bad on my 2.5 TL. About $300 at the Acura deadler. Lost the charging of the battery and halted the car. This is why the tension is critical on that belt.
Gas mileage issue: Use brass distributor cap, Borg Warner low resistance wires, and NGK iridium plugs for a tune up.
Also, check for sticking brakes, wheel bearings, front end alignment, change trans fluid, air filter, fuel filter. Change differential fluid.
Berryman B-12 fuel injector cleaner.
I have a 3.2 and my wife has a 2.5.
Has the timing belt/water pump service been performed?
Hope this helps.
Feb 23, 2010 |
1996 Acura TL Series