The car will sometimes not start because of a problem with the ignition switch. Some models may have been recalled by Acura for this issue, please check with your dealer to be sure.
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1997 Acura CL
1997 Acura CL Problems
The fuel pump electrical relay sometimes stops working.
1997 Acura CL Recalls (Recent)
1997 Acura CL Questions and Answers
Turns over, won't start. Changed coil, main relay, checked fuel pump. Has 12 volts from distributor to blk/ylw wire???????23455
How hard is it to replace the mounts, and should all the mounts be done at the same time.
We bought this car used & don't have a manual; my husband replaced the battery and now the radio/ cd player won't work. Any help is greatly appreciated.
My car has 92k miles on it. Should I replace timing belt? No problems yet.
1997 Acura CL Reviews
I bought my 1997 Acura CL in 2000 with less than 30,000 miles. I love this car. I had to have the air conditioner compressor replaced last year and the clutch replaced this year (with over 265,000 miles on the original clutch). Other than that, it's been routine wear and tear stuff - brakes, tires ,etc.
My biggest problem is with the exhaust system. I've had to have 4 new exhausts in 6 or 7 years - not sure why.
Love, love, love this car - I hope it goes for another 250,000 miles!
Bought used 1997 Acura CL in 2002. In 2013 she's still rolling strong with 271,000+ miles. Replaced transmission once, starter, some suspension items, usual expected wear-and-tear issues, and interior is worn from time and use. All things considered, this car has been a blessing from God for me and was well worth what I paid for it. Plus I've driven it for 6 additional years after I paid it off. No car payment is a great and wonderful thing. :)
trans is slipping starts to drive once it warms up hestitates and then slips. just bought it too off of Craigs list got to drive it not even a day =(. Can I have the recall cover it? If not where can I get a new transmission. Everything else other than the gages on the dash is perfect. It is a nice car just wish to get it fixed. Insurance is exspensive. Motor is very very strong
1997 Acura CL 3.0
Love this car even though it now has 147,000 miles on it. It still looks great (black always does as far as I'm concerned)
I bought my 3.0CL with 25K from a dealer in 1997. I always had the routine maintenance done, and she still flys smoothly down the road. I qualified for a rebuilt transmission in 2004 under warranty, so it's working much better. I decided I wanted it quieter inside, so I bought 4 tires that were softer. The ABS is out as of late 2009, and I need a new switch to move my passenger seat back (forth works) on the tract. She's got 88K miles and would love to doll her up a bit with a new side mirror and front bumber that my sister broke while backing into me full speed, but that's about it. 3/9/10