1998 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Acura TL Problems

Green "Drive" Light on Dashboard May Burn Out

The green "Drive" light on the dashboard tends to burn out, requiring replacement of the burned out bulb.

Exhaust Leak From Manifold When Engine Cold

The exhaust manifold commonly fails on the 5 cylinder engine and may develop an exhaust leak that is especially noticeable when the car is cold.

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1998 Acura TL Questions

Why would antifreeze leak out of the back of the motor by the firewall. (1 answer)

What's in the back of the motor by the fire wall that could be leaking antifreeze

Car cranks but won't start (1 answer)

Just drove it home and parked it just a couple hours after I moved it into some shade so I could go and take out my after market radio and speakers (keep in mind it's only been a couple mins since I started it) once I got done' taking everything out and putting stock radio in I try to tur...

Tail lights stopped working...brake light are working when peddle is prest. (1 answer)

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1998 Acura TL Recalls

Acura 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.

Premature Ball Joint Wear

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 TL Reviews

vehicle is excellent, I am planning to have this car for another 10 years.

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