One cylinder piston has seized. can it be repaired?
2006 Acura TL (manual) V6
Was driving and the oil pressure light came on, then engine stopped. Mechanic had a look and said the piston had seized.
A while back one of his guys had done an oil change on the car but had left the oil cap off of the top of the engine and it wasn't discovered until the check engine light came on because moisture entered the engine.
This was months ago, but I wonder if it is the fault of the mechanic who changed the oil? The engine seized yesterday.
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Oil light is rather important it goes out if oil pressure is good comes on if oil pressure is low when it comes on damage is expected with continued operation like wearing of main bearings and pistons and cylinders can lead to a engine rebuild
If your oil pressure light was on, but the oil level is OK on the dipstick, it seems that the engine lost oil pressure due to a failed pump (a rare thing to happen) or a blocked filter, or sludging in the engine.
The first thing to do is replace the oil pressure sender unit with a pressure gauge, and idle the engine for a few seconds to get a reading. If it reads zero, the engine may already be damaged. That loss of power sounds like the engine was beginning to seize.
Just as the code indicates, there is excessive engine oil in one of more cylinders. This is caused by bad piston rings or valve seats. You should have a mechanic perform both compression and leakdown tests on all cylinders to diagnose the problem. It is likely that the engine will need to be rebuilt to correct the issue.
Crankshaft position sensor located on Right side of the engine.
1.remove the crankshaft pulley
2. remove the drive belt auto- tension
3. remove the upper cover and front covers from the engine
4. remove the crankshaft position sensor from the oil pump
5. Install tbe sensor in the reverse order of removal.
Hope this can help .
9 times out of 10 it is a faulty sensor. if you have the 4 cylinder engine, v-tech? it will be located on the back of the block next to the oil filter. if you have the V6 it will be under the intake manifold.you can test the knock sensor with a dvm. set your mter on continuity, hook your leeds to the single pin conector and the side of the sensor, you should have a resistance reading.now lightly tap on the side of the sensor with a small screw driver. if the resistance changes the sensor is good
To change cabin air filter on Acura TL firs time you need to open the glove box and then remove the arm that holds the glovebox. Press the 2 sides of the glovebox to take this out like in picture bellow. Acura TL 2004-2010 cabin air filter location After do this you can see and locate the cabin air filter housing cover. Acura TL 2004-2010 cabin air filter housing cover Push the 2 tabs from the filter frame to unhooking from the housing cover. Take the frame out and replace the old cabin air filter with the new one with the air flow indicating arrow pointing down.