Question about 1998 Acura TL

Open Question

Acura tl 3.2 head gasket replacement. How to remove the electrical harness - best way

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 8 Answers

SOURCE: 2005 Acura tl brake replacement

The Brembos that come on Type S/Manual models wear fast. I've changed them at 20,000 miles. They are expensive also.

Non-Type S/Manual models I have seen go 80,000 miles. The biggest factor on brake wear is how the vehicle is driven.

At 50,000 miles I would have them inspected. Depending on where you go, make sure you get an accurate measurement of both pads (inboard and outboard). 2mm is the service limit and about that time the indicators start making noise, but not always. Most indepent shops are going to sell you brake pads at 4mm. That's another 10,000 miles at least you could have driven on them.

Never replace just the brake pads, resurface or replace the rotors. The uneven surfaces of the rotor will cause your new pads to wear incorrectly and possibly cause brake noise. Most aftermarket pads will cause a squeel.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Ad
  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: trying to replace a front headlight bulb on 2001 acura 3.2 TL

Look for the end of the wire retainer clip. Unhook it and lift it up. Remember not to touch the bulb. But if you do, just clean it with a bit of alcohol.

btw - Here's a bit of info from a previous post of mine...
The low beams consist of three parts. The bulb, inverter/ballast and the ignitor. The bulbs usually start to loose their color long before they burn out. The inverters/ballasts either go out after a while or take a while to start up.

Before you spend money on a new bulb, try swapping it with the one on the other side. You'll need a security torx screwdriver to get the covers off of the back of the lights. Don't touch the glass bulbs. If you do, just clean them with a bit of alcohol.

If the problem stays on that side, try swapping the ignitors. They're mounted inside the black covers.

If the problem is still on that side you've got a bad inverter. They're mounted on the bottom of the headlight assembly. You'll need to remove the front bumper and remove the headlight assembly to get to it. (I recommend you take pictures as you remove things so can put them back together correctly.)

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

masterraphie
  • 41 Answers

SOURCE: starter replacement on acura 2000 TL 3.2

This starter can be changed without disassembling the top of the engine on the 2.5 with automatic transmission. You will need a 10mm, 14 mm, 17mm, and a 9mm wrench. First with any electrical repair disconnect the battery at the negative terminal. The starter is on the driver's side close to the firewall below the intake manifold. Remove the transmission dip stick so you don't ruin it, then look and study the starter itself. You will notice the starter drive housing with a top and bottom bolt. The top bolt is a 14mm and the bottom a 17mm, loosen both a half turn. Remove the top 14mm bolt first, then the bottom 17mm, this will allow you to pull the starter out of the bell housing. With some angling and no brackets holding the back of the starter you should be able to pull it out enough to disconnect the positive wire and 9mm nut from the soleniod. Disconnect the starter ignition small wire by pulling it off it's connector. Now just pull it out of the engine and fender void and you've got it, saving about a hundred and fifty dollars of labor. Take it to the parts house and match it up with a well made remanufactured or new starter. Reverse the proceedure, hook up the battery.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • 383 Answers

SOURCE: Where is the starter on a 1996 Acura 3.2 TL? On a

grantgga2: I don't think this is one you are going to want to try to change out.
It entails having to remove the left axle and part of the exhaust pipe to gain access to the starter. At that point, you have one bolt which goes in at the bottom from the starter side and bolts to the engine. The other bolt passes through the trans axle housing and bolts into the starter, pulling it up to the engine.
SCARED YA HUH? I'D SAY FROM A 1-10 FOR A WEEK END WARRIOR, IT WOULD BE ABOUT A 6.
Was I helpful?

Posted on May 03, 2009

juggernautxt
  • 145 Answers

SOURCE: blown head gasket .... ran the car hot

sealers usually end up costing you more in the long term than the short term. these sealers react to heat and air. so you end up doing nothing more than plugging up you radiator, water passage ports, water pumps get damaged. causing more over heating problems than they solve. no i would go for what the shop gave you as a quote. that seems a pretty reasonable quote for the position you are in.

Posted on May 07, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change headlight bulb in 2003 Acura 3.2 CL


Nick, To see how headlight bulb is changed, check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
Replacement How to replace install fix change hid head light ballast...
Headlight Change 1999 2003 Acura TL 1999 Acura TL 3 2L V6
Acura TL Headlight Replacement WITHOUT removing the bumper

Aug 06, 2016 | 2003 Acura 3.2CL

1 Answer

What do you torhce valve cover to on a 1997 acura 2.5 tl


First off, make sure you use a new valve cover gasket and replace and dogged bolts. Tighten them just enough to squeeze the gasket. The purpose is only to keep oil inside the engine and not leak out the valve covers... you aren't bolting down a head gasket here! Use an opposite pattern across the valve cover(s) to tighten them evenly.

Apr 17, 2015 | 1997 Acura TL 2.5

1 Answer

HOW DO I CHANGE OIL PAN GASKET IN A 1997 ACURA TL


Drain the oil, Remove the bolts/screws holding the pan onto the bottom of the engine. Remove all traces of old gasket. Clean the mating surfaces. Use bearing grease to stick the gasket onto the engine. Replace the pan and all bolts.

Nov 14, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Replace the head gasket on a ACURA TL 3.2


Take many pictures as you disassemble the motor to get the head off. Be certain that you tighten the head to proper torque specs and you must get a head gasket set to do the job. Also it is best to take the head to a machine shop to see if it is warped, if so must be surfaced and they can repair the plug hole for you while it's there. Depending on the mileage you may need a valve job as well. At the very minimum have the head checked for warpage. Good luck to you and it is a process that requires some specialty tools.

Jun 25, 2017 | Acura TL Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 98 acura tl with 230,000 miles, sometimes the car temp needle heads towards the overheat range, then will suddenly go back down to normal, but sometimes the car will blow cold air until the car...


It sounds like low coolant to me if it is not leaking out anywhere it is possible that you have a head gasket problem. I would suggest pressure testing the system to see if you have a leak or if it holds pressure. if you do this yourself be sure not to exceed 15 psi.

Nov 30, 2010 | 1998 Acura TL

1 Answer

Trying to find timing specs and engine torque specs for a 1998 Acura TL 3.2. Replacing the head gasket and knock sensors, please help...


Autozone and oreilly and basically all of the parts stores have free online specs and settings to look up.

Nov 02, 2010 | 1998 Acura TL

1 Answer

1996 acura 3.2tl replaced hose on back of engine replaced thermostat,replaced radiator,still running hot might run fine for week then run hot brown gunk in radiator.need help.thanks


Brown gunk is either oil from a blown head gasket or 'stop-leak'. The head gasket is expensive to fix.

If you have over 150,000 miles probably cheaper to replace the car if the head gasket is bad.

GL,
Td

Jul 06, 2010 | 1996 Acura TL Series

1 Answer

Replace headlamp acura tl 2000 3.2


If you do not have a sealed beam assembly, then remove the four screws on top...when the headlight assembly comes out unclip the harness from the bulb assembly. Pull the bulb out and replace...don't touch the halogen bulb with your fingers...just the plastic base.

Mar 29, 2009 | 2000 Acura TL

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Acura TL Logo

Related Topics:

417 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acura Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8518 Answers

Are you an Acura Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...