1997 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Acura RL
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1997 Acura RL ProblemsCheck Engine Light due to failed EGR valve or restricted passages
The relay that supplies electrical power to the fuel pump may fail, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.
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 Questionslocation of engine cooling temperature sensor (po 118) (1 answer)
po code po 118 related-rough idle when first started cold/fast idle at 1300-to 1500. passenger side cooling fan not coming on while left side fan is on,new thermostat and coolant flush and new fan sensor and new pcm sensor but not sure location of correct sensor involved
ac not working.no blower nothing
1997 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.