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1997 Acura RL

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1997 Acura RL Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to failure of the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, or restricted passages in the engine related to the EGR system.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The relay that supplies electrical power to the fuel pump may fail, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.

Electrical & Lights -- nicholasmax and 5 others

I smelled and saw smoke coming from underneath the stearing column and the gauge needle lights don't work anymore. All the inside fuses are good and going to check under the hood now.

Car runs fine the only thing that I can see wrong is the normaly lighted neddle for rpm, mph, fuel are not lit.

1997 Acura RL Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, August 30, 1999

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, May 17, 1999

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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 RL Questions and Answers

tinprapha, 1997 Acura RL, Kent, OH

ABS light comes on for awhile and off for awhile. When the ABS light is off, when the blake is applied,there seem to be a grinding noise before the car is coming to a stop.

chelmick, 1997 Acura RL, San Diego, CA

When I started my car the check engine light was blinking then went away. After going only about a block, it smelled like something was burning. Then smoke started coming from the base of the steer...

hruehl, 1997 Acura RL, 3.5L V6, Jacksonville, FL

I had some transmission work done over a year ago on my car (replacing some of the seals). When I got my car back, the navigation is not working properly. (see subject line). Any idea how this can ...

MWO, 1997 Acura RL, 3.5L V6, Hacienda Heights, CA

I have 'Check Engine Light' on (OBD Code P0740) about a year, my car is running OK, except slightly low fuel economy (19 Miles/Gallon). My questions are: 1)Could it be just Solenoid prob...

save, 1997 Acura RL, 3.5L V6, Kansas City, KS

why is acur rl 97 rl Floor Shift stuck in drive won't move.

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1997 Acura RL Reviews

my 1997 acura tcs and abs lights are on I would like to know why my car stalls to accelerate when the tcs system is engaged but when its off it runs fine

I bought my car with 68k miles and it now has 163k miles. Very solid and dependable car, but not completely without it's issues. This year I have replaced an O2 sensor, brake master cylinder and a brake caliper. I have a strut that has gone bad, a crack in radiator and the ABS has quit working, but the car is 13 years old. Only really bad thing was a relay that went bad and wouldn't let me start the car. That is one time it let me down. Has an electrical Gremlin, if you lock doors they keep trying to lock over and over and the interior lights sometimes flicker. Overall, I still like the car and it was a good purchase that I would do over again.

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