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There is an "S1" that periodically appears on the right side of the gear indicator lights. What does it mean?

I can't find any info in the owner's manual and the dealer has never heard of it! Can anyone tell me what this "S1" means? Thanks!

For about a month every time I turned the key on my 2004 Acura TL it would intermittently start upon turning the key. I would turn the key and I could hear the throttle plate open and the fuel pump engage. Everything would come on but I would have to turn the key like 10 times to get it to crank maybe once or twice and I had to put my foot on the gas to help it when it did finally crank(even though it's fuel injected)I would be turning the key another hundred times. Over the course of a month it just got worse and worse having to turn the key over a hundred times plus before it would start or strand me...driving me nuts. So I had to obviously replace the battery. I had the starter checked and it was fine, so after some digging I decided maybe I wore down the ignition contacts..yep I did, so took out the electrical part of the ignition switch and replaced it. That was me being a stubborn procrastinating poor man...so eventually no more intermittent starts every thousand turns of the key. But after I installed the switch, she would finally crank really well, but still no start. After installing electrical part of switch (I do get spark) I noticed that the fuel pump was not engaging anymore. I cannot remember if this was already happening before the switch or after. So of course I Took out the pump and dry tested and it worked just fine but once I put it back into tank no sound no nothing so I figured either it was freezing up for some reason, or it was not getting enough voltage to engage, but I have a new battery, so why not? I then replaced the fuel pump relay and even a new pump just in case, even though I know Honda fuel pumps hardly ever go out. Can't hear the new pump engage either. Someone Please have mercy and help!! Was it because I only changed the electrical part of the Ignition switch? Do I need to replace the entire "steering lock" as acura calls it? Is it a sensor like the Crank Positon Sensor, the camshaft sensor, both? Neither? So to summarize New battery, electrical part of steering lock switch, new fuel pump, new fuel pump relay, immobilizer is reading key, starter is fine, she cranks and their is spark, All other relays test good, no other blown fuses. I think that's where I am at and still no start. I'm not convinced it is the fuel/exhaust system, maybe the ignition switch needs the rest of the steering lock assembly and a new key to go with it, I don't know any more than the next average Joe about Honda acuras. Need help, need to have my car running so I can go feed my the stray cats I've fed every night for the last 2 years, they might be starving, I know they can hunt, but they look forwar,d to me being there every night for an easy meal. Please help me figure this out. I'm going mental over here. TIA!

i have replaced my starter, battery, and i have replaced my starter relay fuse. I checked the ground wires on my car, what is wrong with my car?? any help would be nice

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The car starts u drive n it overheats then it won't starts after that n I have to wait a few minutes it will go on.

My check engine light and tcs are on when I start driving after2 minutes.

Why won't my 06 Acura TL start? My low oil pressure indicator and batterie light both stay on. It was running fine last night. I just bought this car pls help?? It won't attempt to start just can here the starter click once?

Hi i just bought my Acura from a used dealer love the car but the dash to show the mileage and the maintenance stuff does not turn on i dont know if its a fuse or what i should do to it to fix?

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 dealer and spend hundreds of dollars.

Model - 1999 Acura 3.2 TL
Single owner
Mileage 222,000

When you first start the car the heat is fine at 69-70 degrees. After about 20-25 min. of run time the air is cool. Have to turn up the heat 5 or 6 degrees to get any heat. Does anybody know why?

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

crack up and run when you cut it off try to restart it wont crank just turn over like its out of gas

My check engine light just turned on and I dont know why. Also my car sometimes has trouble starting and the vsa light is on. And when I am driving it sort of stumbles to go a little faster...Any advice? Thanks.

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

Or should the dealership that I purchased it for that says they cover bumper to bumper on the vehicle responsible?

I accidentally turned my car off while it was in drive. I then came back out later to start it up again after it was put in park and sitting for awhile, but it won't turn over at all. Radio turns on, all of the power options work, but it won't let me even get a sound when I try to start the engine. Thought maybe it was an issue with the anti theft, but the spare key won't even start it. What can I do to get my car started?

On cold starts vehicle will run a while but eventually shut off. May I have some suggestions on what else may be causing this problem?

I want to buy this 100,00-mile car from an individual. How complete an inspection should I get? Could I get a good deal on inspection if I was willing to bring car to shop for work as needed.

My power steering (PS) has been tight @ certain RPM as depending on which hear I am in since my 05 TL is a manual. I was told I need a whole new PS pump since it has a slow lead as well. I was also warned that is the liquid gets on the timing belt that could cause my timing belt to snap. Is this true? It has had this issue for 20,000 miles and I am just tired of dealing with it. Besides a new O-ring does anything link I really need a whole new PS pump? Thank you in advance!

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