1997 Acura CL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Acura CL

1997 Acura CL Problems

Fuel pump relay failure
The fuel pump electrical relay sometimes stops working.
"No start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

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.

Automatic Transmission Issues

The automatic transmission tends to malfunction more often than in similar models. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

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1997 Acura CL Questions

Why does my front end shake after 45 mlh (1 answer)

Can this be sure to no grease in ball joint boot the tire has quit a lot of play when car is stopped and I shake it with my hands

My tires move when I grab them and shake (1 answer)

Also I have a real bad shake in front end after I hit 45mph

can I still take action on a recall for my car? (1 answer)

my acura started stalling while driving down the road a couple days ago, also when starting the motor it will also start then stall a couple of times before it stays running. So I started looking for ideas of the problem and found this site which also informed me of the recall possibility. I was ...

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1997 Acura CL Recalls

The Ignition Switch May Fail

The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

Premature Ball Joint Wear

The ball joints in the front suspension may prematurely wear out. The ball joints could break in severe circumstances, which may cause an accident. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints. This recall is expected to begin by May 17, 1999.

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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 o...
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...
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

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