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.
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1998 Acura RL
1998 Acura RL Problems
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.
1998 Acura RL Recalls (Recent)
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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.
1998 Acura RL Questions and Answers
Yesterday my car wouldn't start, thought it was just the battery, today went and got a new battery, car still wouldn't start it would just make a clicking noise. The car will start if you...
i had a core pack replaced..it was damanaged along with the spark plug. car ran find after replacement..then it just stopped. will not turn over
When I start the car I get a distinct oder of raw gasoline. I pulled the plastic Acura cover off the engine and don't see any leaks. It's only when i start it. Affraid to drive..
where is fuse box located? car didnot have a driver manual
1998 Acura RL Reviews
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 switch that starts the ignition which is under the dash and was told the older RLs have a problem with this. Today I also had a problem as I started the car and it stopped. Tried to start it but no good. As I was told if it's the timing belt don't keep trying as you would destroy the engine so of course I had it towed again. They jumped it and charged the battery . Still confused because the battery is only about 18mo.old. Anyway would like a reply regarding the timing belt.
My car shift's really hard sometimes doe's anyone know what I need to do to fix it? I like my Car a lot
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!!!!
Great car. Beautiful inside & out - very minor repairs and im up to 205,000
1998 rl , we purchased 5 years ago. Thee worst car I have had Terrible to work on . Parts bare hard to find unless you go to the dealer and then watch out, you are going to pay!!!! 170,000 miles onthis car and many problems .The final one was a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. Mechanics I spock to do not like to work on this car, say its a pain. Pain , thats what this car has given me plenty of!!!!!!!!