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Acura CL Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Acura CL

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for an Acura CL is between $330 and $403 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Acura Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1997 Acura CL
Timing Belt Replacement
$31 - $178
1997 Acura CL
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$194 - $246
1997 Acura CL
Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement
$287 - $339
1997 Acura CL Engine: 4 Cylinder
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$69 - $115
1997 Acura CL Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$99 - $121

Acura CL Problems

Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing

The Acura 3.2CL may develop issues with the automatic transmission.

Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin to blink. The check engine light will also illuminate, and OBD trouble codes P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.

If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty transmission fluid may be the case.

In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.

The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF replacement intervals and procedure.

"No start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

The car will sometimes not start because of a problem with the ignition switch. Some models may have been recalled by Acura for this issue, please check with your dealer to be sure.

Automatic Transmission May Fail

The Acura 3.2CL may develop issues with the automatic transmission.

Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin to blink. The check engine light will also illuminate, and OBD trouble codes P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.

If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty transmission fluid may be the case.

In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.

The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF replacement intervals and procedure.

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Acura CL Questions

We just replaced the clutch and now the reverse lights stay on, what to do? (1 answer)

Reverse light stay on while driving. We just replaced the clutch and this was not an issue prior to the clutch replacement. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Is my transmission a complete loss? (1 answer)

The other day I got on the freeway and it began reving to really high rpms and not engaging in drive. I pulled over and started it again. It went into drive long enough for me to exit on the next exit and some homeless people kindly pushed it into the closest parking lot. We checked the transmi...

Fuel issues with cold start. Sputters cuts out if try to accelerate. (1 answer)

Fuel pressure problem after car sits overnight or during day at work. Try to accelerate sometimes cuts off have to wait for it to warm up some. Replaced fuel filter recently helped with no starting after running but still seems to have a fuel pressure problem. All sensors new, all. Fuel pump is w...

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Acura CL Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

Replacement Airbag Inflator Could Be Defective

Honda is recalling 2,430 vehicles because a driver's airbag inflator, installed as a replacement part, may be defective. In the event of deployment, these inflators could produce excess internal pressure and rupture, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's airbag inflator as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by June 27, 2011. 

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Acura CL Reviews

I bought my 1997 Acura CL in 2000 with less than 30,000 miles. I love this car. I had to have the air conditioner compressor replaced last year and the clutch replaced this year (with over 265,000 miles on the original clutch). Other than that, it's been routine wear and tear stuff - brakes, tires ,etc. My biggest problem is with the exhaust system. I've had to have 4 new exhausts in 6 o...
411K and still rolling strong.Rear main seal leaks but 1 quart a week maybe if I drive it alot. Had mormal maintenance done changed the oil every 7k used Full synthetic after 100k and still use it. Never changed the transmission fluid or any service. There are several recalls that I will take advatage of and didnt even know about until I came to this site today. Some are money saver like Ball J...
I bought a used 1998 accura cl. I hate this damn thing in a way that I cannot even put into words. The previous owner had to replace the engine at 70000 miles, said that he couldn't afford to own this car. At the time I I couldn't believe him but After a few months of owning it I needed a new clutch and transmission. Plastic radiator replaced twice. It seems that I have to recharge the ac e...

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