1999 Acura TL Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Acura TL

The automatic transmission tends to malfunction more often than in similar models. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

I found out that at only 83000 miles my TL had to have the engine mounts replaced already at a cost of almost $800.00

No need to replace the EGR Valve when this code appears; the valve itself is still good. The code appears because the flow is insufficient. Clean out intake manifold as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOnoJFiwDKw

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Replaced the battery twice first time in January 2015, died again in March 2015. Changed the battery under warranty in March 2015, again in May 2015 car wont start. Ran about 500 miles with both the batteries. Car would start with the jump. What diagnotics I should perform before taking it to...

The interior fan is blowing, only one of the engine fans are on. No cold air

in the morning upon the 1st start up the power steering makes loud noise which subsides to some degree once vehicle warms up.

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Honda has recalled 1997-2001 Prelude, 1999-2002 Accord, and 1999-2000 Acura TL models because the ignition switch interlock may fail. If this happens, the key will be removable before the engine is in the "Park" position, which could cause the vehicle to roll and crash. Dealers will confirm interlock function and vehicles will receive an updated interlock lever free of charge.

Honda has recalled 1998-1999 Accord and Acura CL, and 1999 Odyssey and Acura TL vehicles because the ignition cylinder body may be worn, which can cause the shift interlock not to function properly. If the vehicle does not securely lock in "Park" due to a worn ignition cylinder, the vehicle may roll, which can cause a safety issue. Dealers will inspect the cylinder body for wear and replace the cylinder body, collar, and latch plate if necessary. If there are no signs of wear and all is operating as designed, dealers will replace the latch plate.

The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.

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I drive my Acura 1999 tl still running great!the nly problem is,increase the less miles per gallon from 25 t0 20 miles now

230K miles and I just had the Trans overhauled for the first time. Aside from normal wear and tear items (Brakes, Timing Belt, and Tune Ups, this car has performed great and has been super reliable its entire time with my family. I would definitely consider another Acura,,,maybe @ 300k : )

Body has some paint discoloring. Needs tranny rebuild/replace again, check engine is repeatedly coming back on after corrections made, car gives good heat in winter and excellent a/c in summer, exhaust and emissions are ok so far, it has a serious right pull in the suspension. Getting ready to pull tranny for a trip to Georgia so my brother can do a complete rebuild.

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