1996 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Acura RL
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1996 Acura RL ProblemsElectrical Relay to Fuel Pump May Fail
The relay that supplies electrical power to the fuel pump may fail, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.
1996 Acura RL QuestionsWhat happened to car power, key turns yet cars dead? (1 answer)
Only the horn works,no other power?
Why want car start?
1996 Acura RL RecallsAcura Recalls 1996–1998 TL and 1996–1999 RL Models Due to a Loose Transmission Case Bolt
Acura is recalling certain 1996–1998 TL and 1996–1999 RL models because an automatic transmission case bolt may loosen and fall out, allowing the transmission to disengage from the differential. This may cause a loss of power to the drive wheels without warning. Also, a parked vehicle could move unexpectedly if the parking brake is not set. Dealers will install a redesigned transmission case bolt to correct this issue.
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.