1998 Acura RL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Acura RL

1998 Acura RL Problems

The Airbag (SRS) warning light may illuminate due to one or more failed sensors. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses of any stored fault codes because these sensors can be very expensive to replace.

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.

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

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1998 Acura RL Questions

I cleaned the EGR valve and now I notice smoke coming out from that side. I also replaced the spark plugs and the NEC module still I have the check engine light & SRS staying on. What could be the problem?

I would like to try do it myself for the first time replacing the timing belt and water pump on an acura 3.5Rl 1998 and I would like to know the tools needed to carry this task. I tried searching for a video on You Tube and I didn't find one. Also I was hoping for a PDF file step by step inst...

the miles meter on the speedometer is blank along with the outside air temperature reading. are they related somehow and how would i fix this?

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1998 Acura RL Recalls

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.

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1998 Acura RL Reviews

I have a 1998 3.5 RL with 294,000 miles on it. Original everything and have replaced one oxygen sensor. What a car but showing it's age now.

Ok, My 1998 RL only has 72,000 miles and I'm the only owner. Really no problems except minor ones but I do have a question for other owners. Every time I go to the dealer for oil change they keep telling me I need to have the timing belt changed. Have all of you with many miles on their RLs changed the belt? Last year I had a problem when the car would not start and had it towed but it was a s...

I,am a 57 year old male who loves cars and owned 20 or more. I have worked in a auto parts store for 34 years. If we had to depend on acura rl's to stay open we would be closed years ago. This 1998 that I own is the best car by far I have ever owned. It now has 180,000 miles on it and other then recomended maintenace I have done nothing. SUPER!!!!

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