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Monroe
1997 Acura SLX Shock Absorber - Front Monroe - Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber

P311-3667662    RS5214  New

5611088G26 , 8944336922 , 8971079011 , 8943631310 , 8970865400 , 5621088G25 , 8970225540 , 8970123180 , 8944336872 , 8944731870 , 8970448631 , 8944463731 , 5621045G25 , 5611046G25 , 8943630480 , 8943168161 , 8943631300 , 8970225560 , 8971079012 , 8970865410 , 5611045G25 , 8970452871 , 8972125340 , 8970865440 , 8943746362 , 8970865420 , 8971079001 , 8944731860 , 8972125330 , 8970865450 , 5621046G25 , 8970865470 , 8970865430 , 8944336942 , 8970123171 , 8943744492 , 8970865460 , 8944386522 , 5611043G25 , 8970452862 , 8970448621 , 8971079003 , 5621043G25 , 8943630490

Qty:
54.48
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • ; with 0" Front Raised Height
  • Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Max Year Covered: 2002
    • Min Year Covered: 1987
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Isuzu Trooper
    • Most Popular Year: 1995
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 160669
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Acura SLX Front
Monroe
1999 Acura SLX Shock Absorber - Front Monroe - Rancho RS9000XL Shock Absorber

P311-0C93673    RS999214  New

5621045G25 , 8944336922 , 8943630490 , 8970225560 , 5611088G26 , 5611046G25 , 8943168161 , 8970123171 , 8970452862 , 8970865430 , 8970448631 , 8971079003 , 8944731860 , 5621046G25 , 8943744492 , 8970123180 , 8970865470 , 8971079001 , 8944731870 , 8944336872 , 8970865450 , 8943630480 , 8971079011 , 8943631300 , 8971079012 , 8944336942 , 8943631310 , 8970865400 , 8944386522 , 8970452871 , 5611043G25 , 8943746362 , 8970225540 , 8972125330 , 8970865460 , 5621043G25 , 8944463731 , 5611045G25 , 5621088G25 , 8970865440 , 8970865410 , 8970448621 , 8970865420 , 8972125340

Qty:
105.16
Monroe Shock Absorber  Front
  • ; with 0" Front Raised Height
  • Rancho RS9000XL Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Max Year Covered: 2002
    • Min Year Covered: 1987
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Isuzu Trooper
    • Most Popular Year: 1995
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 160669
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1999 - Acura SLX Front
Monroe
1997 Acura SLX Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber

P311-11BDF50    RS5215  New

8971079011 , 8971079001 , 8972125330 , 8970452862 , 8971079003 , 8970452871 , 8943744492 , 8943746362 , 8971079012 , 8972125340

Qty:
63.91
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • ; with 0" Rear Raised Height
  • Rancho RS5000 Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Max Year Covered: 2002
    • Min Year Covered: 1992
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Isuzu Trooper
    • Most Popular Year: 1999
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 53133
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1997 - Acura SLX Rear
Monroe
1998 Acura SLX Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Rancho RS9000XL Shock Absorber

P311-4C4BA3B    RS999215  New

8972125330 , 8970452862 , 8971079012 , 8972125340 , 8943744492 , 8970452871 , 8971079003 , 8971079001 , 8943746362 , 8971079011

Qty:
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • ; with 0" Rear Raised Height
  • Rancho RS9000XL Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Max Year Covered: 2002
    • Min Year Covered: 1992
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Isuzu Trooper
    • Most Popular Year: 1999
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 53133
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Acura SLX Rear
Monroe
2011 Acura CSX Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber

P311-4392DC1    33185  New

52610SVAA04 , 52610SNEA02 , 51605SVAA03 , 51606SNFA01 , 52610SVAA03 , 343460 , 51606SNCA02 , 51606SNAA03 , 52610SNAA03 , 51605SNFA01 , 52610SNEA03 , 51606SVAA04 , 51605SVBA04 , 51605SNCA02 , 51605SNAA03 , 51606SVBA03 , 51605SVAA04 , 51606SNAA13 , 52610SVBA03 , 51606SVBA04 , 51605SVBA03 , 51606SVAA03 , 51605SNAA13 , 52610SNCA02 , 52610SVBA05 , 52610SNFA01 , 52610SVBA04

Qty:
28.61
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01744
    • Compressed Length: 18.300
    • Extended Length: 22.050
    • Max Year Covered: 2011
    • Min Year Covered: 2006
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Honda Civic
    • Most Popular Year: 2008
    • Parts Pack(s): P01744
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Total Part VIO: 1387571
    • Travel Length: 3.750
    • Viaje: 3.750
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2011 - Acura CSX Rear
Monroe
2005 Acura MDX Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber

P311-2862693    33192  New

51605S3VA11 , 51606S9VA02 , 51606S9VA06 , 52610S3VA05 , 51605S9VA05 , 51602S9VA03 , G64003 , 52610STWA01 , 51606S3VA09 , 51605S9VA02 , 52610S3VA01 , 51605STWA02 , 51606STWA04 , 51605S9VA03 , 51605S3VA09 , 51606STWA03 , 51606S3VA11 , 51605S3VA04 , 52610S9VA02 , 51606S9VA09 , 51606S9VA05 , 52610S9VA01 , 51606S3VA04 , 51601S9VA03 , 51606S9VA03 , 51601S9VA02 , 51602S9VA02 , 51605S9VA07

Qty:
30.52
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Monroe Monro-Matic Plus Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): None
    • Compressed Length: 11.260
    • Diámetro del Tubo de Reserva: 1.988
    • Extended Length: 16.780
    • Max Year Covered: 2008
    • Min Year Covered: 2001
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Honda Pilot
    • Most Popular Year: 2006
    • Parts Pack(s): None
    • Product Grade: Economy
    • Reserve Tube Diameter: 1.988
    • Total Part VIO: 960093
    • Travel Length: 5.520
    • Viaje: 5.520
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2005 - Acura MDX Rear
KYB
2014 Acura ILX Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-5073AE8    5530000  New

Qty:
60.45
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Compressed Length: 16.22
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • Extended Length: 21.02
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: The Correct, Monotube-designed Oem Replacement Shock
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Your Acura Ilx
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12.4x40)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 4.8
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2014 - Acura ILX Rear
KYB
2010 Acura RL Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Excel-G

P311-49BD8F1    349195  New

52611SJAA12 , 52611SJAA52 , 52612SJAA52 , 52611SJAA01 , 52612SJAA01

Qty:
83.98
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Excel-G
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: N
    • Compressed Length: 19.01
    • Dust Cover Included: N
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: #1 Recommended Original Equipment Replacement Choice For Asian Cars
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of Your Acura Rl
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: Uses A Seamless Working Cylinder Matched With A Teflon? Coated Piston Band For A Positive Seal And Longer Life
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Triple Chrome Plated Piston Rod And Multi-lip Oil Seals That Reduce Wear
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Solid Seamless Mounting Eye Rings And Bolt Bushings To Eliminate Rattles
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 7: To Reduce The Chance Of Noise And Vibration Kyb Recommends Installing New Strut Mounts, Part Number: Sm5613
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 8: Protect Your New Struts From Dirt, Debris And Salt With A Kyb Strut Boot, Part Number: Sb108
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(17x36)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 7.05
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • Ride Comfort may be important, but restoring a vehicles Ride Control; stability, stopping, lane change responsiveness and handling is critical. KYB Excel-G Shocks and Struts are designed for the most important performance purpose: Restoring the vehicles original capabilities. KYB is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to new vehicle manufacturers and the Excel-G is made on the very same KYB OE assembly lines, uses the same OE quality components and is calibrated to restore original, designed performance, not change it. That has earned Excel-G the classification: OEA (Original Equipment for the Aftermarket). The KYB Excel-G is a nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design that includes every quality component that our global OEM products include and it is the preferred choice for Asian vehicles.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2010 - Acura RL Rear
KYB
2018 Acura RDX Shock Absorber - Rear KYB - Gas-a-just

P311-0B3B4FB    554406  New

52610TX5A02 , 52610TX4A02

Qty:
74.80
KYB Shock Absorber  Rear
  • HIGH PRESSURE MONOTUBE GAS SHOCK
  • ; Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Gas-a-just
  • Product Attributes:
    • COMPRESSED BUMP STOP: Y
    • Compressed Length: 14.8
    • Dust Cover Included: Y
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 1: The Correct, Monotube-designed Oem Replacement Shock
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 2: Specifically Calibrated To Help Restore The Original Handling And Control Characteristics Of The Acura Rdx
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 3: High Gas Pressure Design Provides Instant, Extra Control
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 4: Monotube Design Outperforms All Other Standard Shock Absorbers
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 5: Unique, Air-free, Hydraulic Unit Eliminates Performance Fade
    • FEATURE AND BENEFIT 6: Engineered To Help Vehicles With Electronic Safety Systems (esc, Abs, Etc.)
    • INTERNAL REBOUND SPRING: Internal Rebound Spring
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12x49.5)
    • REBOUND STOP: Y
    • Stroke Length: 5.16
    • Upper Mount Type: S1
  • The KYB Gas-a-just monotube shock absorber has additional performance advantages over the traditional twin-tube design: It can instantly, automatically adjust to your performance needs and never experiences fade due to aeration. The Gas-a-just is available as an OE monotube replacement and as an OE twin-tube performance upgrade. The KYB Gas-a-just has two separate working chambers: An air-free hydraulic piston and valve area for responsiveness and control, and a second high-pressure nitrogen gas area with a floating piston that provides a comfortable ride during normal driving and adds instant performance on demand.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: KYB
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Acura RDX Rear
Monroe
2011 Acura RDX Shock Absorber - Rear Monroe - Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber

P311-2DD398E    37326  New

52610STKA02 , 52610STKA03 , 51606STKA03 , 51605STKA02 , 51605STKA01 , 51606STKA01 , 349095 , 51605STKA03

Qty:
74.82
Monroe Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Recommended OE Application -Specific Replacement
  • Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01136
    • Compressed Length: 17.720
    • Extended Length: 21.810
    • Max Year Covered: 2012
    • Min Year Covered: 2007
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Acura Rdx
    • Most Popular Year: 2007
    • Parts Pack(s): P01136
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Total Part VIO: 105510
    • Travel Length: 4.090
    • Viaje: 4.090
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Monroe
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2011 - Acura RDX Rear
FCS Struts
2009 Acura MDX Shock Absorber - Rear FCS Struts - FCS

P311-53F3559    342539  New

Qty:
38.81
  • SHOCK ABSORBER
  • ; (Excludes Electronic Adjustable Supension)
  • FCS
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: FCS Struts
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2009 - Acura MDX Rear
FCS Struts
2004 Acura MDX Shock Absorber - Rear FCS Struts - FCS

P311-0EF0CEF    342540  New

Qty:
24.05
FCS Struts Shock Absorber  Rear
  • SHOCK ABSORBER
  • FCS
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: FCS Struts
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Acura MDX Rear
FCS Struts
2001 Acura MDX Shock Absorber - Rear FCS Struts - FCS

P311-18793FA    342465  New

Qty:
15.28
FCS Struts Shock Absorber  Rear
  • SHOCK ABSORBER
  • FCS
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: FCS Struts
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Acura MDX Rear
FCS Struts
2007 Acura RDX Shock Absorber - Rear FCS Struts - FCS

P311-4C1F0BE    346057  New

Qty:
37.55
FCS Struts Shock Absorber  Rear
  • SHOCK ABSORBER
  • FCS
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: FCS Struts
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2007 - Acura RDX Rear
FCS Struts
2007 Acura CSX Shock Absorber - Rear FCS Struts - FCS

P311-4C92978    341523  New

Qty:
19.60
FCS Struts Shock Absorber  Rear
  • SHOCK ABSORBER
  • FCS
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: FCS Struts
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position
2007 - Acura CSX Premium Rear
FCS Struts
2010 Acura ZDX Shock Absorber - Rear FCS Struts - FCS

P311-53F3559    342539  New

Qty:
38.81
  • SHOCK ABSORBER
  • ; (Excludes Electronic Supension)
  • FCS
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: FCS Struts
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2010 - Acura ZDX Rear
One Stop Solutions
2011 Acura CSX Shock Absorber - Rear 4 Cyl 2.0L One Stop Solutions

P311-334AABA    S343460  New

343460

Qty:
33.58
One Stop Solutions Shock Absorber  Rear
  • Product Attributes:
    • ASIN: B01fkh7qls
    • Bump Stops Included: No
    • Compressed Length:
      • 15.67
      • 398
    • Cover Included: No
    • Extended Length:
      • 21.93
      • 557
    • Lower Mount Type: Ring
    • Rebound Stop Included: Yes
    • Stroke Length:
      • 159
      • 6.26
    • Upper Mount Type: Bolt
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: One Stop Solutions
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Position Block Engine CID CC
2011 - Acura CSX iTech Rear L 4 Cyl 2.0L 122 1998
Genuine
1997 Acura RL Shock Absorber Genuine

P311-3D0E2D4    W0133-1710188  New

Qty:
274.54
Genuine Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • ; Bushings are not included with the OE Service version of this shock absorber; order separately as needed.
  • Rear
Brand: Genuine
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
1997 - Acura RL
Genuine
2005 Acura RSX Shock Absorber Genuine

P311-2A96D5F    W0133-1806215  New

Qty:
245.16
Genuine Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • Rear
Brand: Genuine
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
2005 - Acura RSX Type-S
Genuine
2005 Acura RSX Shock Absorber Genuine

P311-28D1883    W0133-1806216  New

Qty:
245.16
Genuine Shock Absorber
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • OE Replacement
  • Rear
Brand: Genuine
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel
2005 - Acura RSX Base

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2004 Acura MDX - Air Filter

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Question From richbopp on 2004 Acura MDX - Air Filter

Where is the air filter on my 2004 Acura MDX V6? How do I get at it to change the filter?

Thanks

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I can't know every car ever made but it's basic. Follow any snorkling from intake and there should be a square or maybe round item that will come apart and house the filter. Some need to have something else moved to get at it but most are straight forward.

I will suggest to really try to not unplug electrical stuff if at all possible, You'll find it, T

Response From richbopp

This is driving me nuts. I've been working on cars for my whole life. Have a vintage Vette in my shop and was raised by my auto mechanic Dad. So I'm not new to the under the hood stuff..... but this thing is no where to be found. Off to the dealer tomorrow to see where they hid it.

Tom, thanks for the info. I'll post the location when I find it.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Thanks for posting what you find. We are all in this together and some cars like to hide things.

I was shocked to find a car's battery under its back seat once!! -- and nothing other than a Rolls put it in the trunk?? It could go on forever, spare tires put in the engine compartment by Fiat, and things like that. T

Response From Guest

I just remembered that a neighbor works for Acura dealer and drove over to his house. He gave me that look, like I was crazy and lifted the hood, opened the filter compartment and went....."Holly sxxx..... there's no air cleaner in there.:

I was sure that the box with the screws on it as part of the in line air intake was supposed to be where it was found, but guess what. This car has no air filter in it. We bought it new, have had dealer service from day one. Looks like a factory slip up....

I was first to open the box becasue it has a factory seal (kind of a sticker) at the seam that I had to break to get ito the box earlier today.

Oh well, at least I know it's "supposed" to be.

Thanks.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Thanks for the report. I've never seen a car without an air filter. Silly lawn mowers even have them. Boats do NOT but use spark arrestors that would still stop a leaf or large item.

If somehow a car can be made without one on purpose I'm confused. Good grief a car may live in Shangri La but many still have to deal with dusty roads and the makers all know that.

I'm shocked about this and Acura is NOT some no name car. Please let us and the world know what happens with this, T

94 Acura wont start

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Question From 94Acura on 94 Acura wont start

I have a 1994 Acura Integra, not sure of the engine size, maybe 1.6, with 125,000 miles on it. While driving last night, I downshifted too soon, thinking I was at a lower speed (shifted into 2nd going about 45), the car jolted a bit then died immediately. The car will not start at all now. It cranks, but will not turn over. I have tried jump starting it, jumper cables, and the spark plugs have just been replaced. Any suggestions of what this could be and what caused it to happen? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

My first suggestion is to check for spark. Then depending on the shock to the engine which would have moved in reaction just may have pulled on some or one critical wire or even unplugged? Not worried about plugs on this.

Another and check owner's manual as the shock if enough may have shut down engine as if in an accident which you would want if that really did happen and may have a reset and I simply don't know how this car does that critical safety function which most commonly would shut down fuel pump so it wouldn't be a ball of flames in a collision if a fuel line ruptured cars shouldn't keep pumping fuel,

T

Response From 94Acura

Someone suggested that the timing belt may have slipped or broken. Do you think that is a possibility, it was just checked and in good condition? Was this caused by the downshift at too high of a speed? I have done this several times before and never had this reaction. The RPMs usually just jump and the car drastically reduces speed.

Response From Hammer Time

You forced the engine to over rev. You could have all kinds of damage now. Might be a good idea to do a compression test first to see if you bent any valves or anything like that.

Re: 1997 Acura CL 3.0 Transmission Problem

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Question From sohayb on Re: 1997 Acura CL 3.0 Transmission Problem

i have the exact same car with the exact same problem did you manage to fix yours or would i need to replace or rebuild my transmision

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Please don't "pig pile" your issue onto another thread no matter how similar it may seem. Post your own with your own specifics. Moved this to a new thread now so as it isn't annoying anyone on watch from a year ago!

T

1999 Acura TL Compression

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Question From kenscar on 1999 Acura TL Compression

I have a 1999 Acura 3.2 TL with 130,000 miles that I have kept meticulous care of and now want to sell it. I was showing it to a perspective buyer when the radiator hose came off during our test drive.
Yeah, during the test drive!!! Has this not happened, it would have been sold and gone. Anyway, it was the temp gage that gave the warning...no idiot light came on. I cannot be certain exactly how long it was running since the hose became disconnected, perhaps a mile or two, but it was not until we were pulling over that the engine started to knock. I reconnected the hose, got it filled with water, and it ran fine as I drove back to the house. I had the cooling system flushed and refilled with coolant the next day. The cooling system tested good with no leaks. The buyer was still interested but wanted to have their (dealer) mechanic inspect the car. Their mechanic ran a hydrocarbon test on the cooling system. This came back positive and they said it has a blown head gasket. There is no water in the oil, the coolant level remains full, and there is no loss of power. I ran a compression test this morning and got 230, 210, 230, 205, 225, & 230. While this appears consistent I am not sure what spec is for compression.
I still want to sell the vehicle but do not want to screw anybody. I can have the head gaskets replaced and recoup my money in the sale but I do not want to expend any more effort than is really necessary...and I am leary of dealers; they tend to be go overboard with repairs to maintain their integrity.
So the first question i have is: What is spec for compression on a 1999 Acura 3.2 TL?
The big question: Is it necessary to have the head gaskets replaced? Also, what is the risk of not replacing them? How long can it run like this?

Thanks for your help
~Ken

Response From Sidom

Well 1st off Ken I would like to commend you on the way you are going about this..... Most people wouldn't give it a second thought & just move on to the next unsuspecting buyer.... You're a decent person....

I don't have a maxium spec but minimun is 135 lbs with a 28lb max variation. Those readings actually seem a bit high but the cylinders could be carboned up & that would account for high readings...... The reading don't look too bad but that 205 is right on the edge..... I would hate to see you spend unnecessary money but a leakdown test on the suspected cylinders would confirm a bad head gasket. Also a pressure transducer & labscope would confirm that & be easier to run.

Is the car using any coolant? HCs are measured in "parts per million", did they say how many ppms there was?

You said you ran the compression test, if you have an air compressor you could run a leakdown test (sort of) youself. I would bring the low cylinder up on the compresson stroke & run air in there with the rad cap off (you may need someone to hold the crank pulley with a breaker bar to keep the engine from turning over), if you get bubbles or the level rises, then you are probably looking at a bad head gasket....

As far as the risks go, you really can't calculate it...... If the alledged leak stay the same as it is right now, not getting any worse, then there wouldn't be too much of a problem. (not likely if there is a leak) If the leak got big quickly & overheated the engine severly, you could risk ruining the whole motor............

Hope this helps some........

Response From kenscar

Thanks for the response.
It does not appear to be using any coolant but then again I really have not driven it much since their mechanic inspected it.
They did not report a ppm on the hydrocarbons. He said it was a "lithmus" test; the tab turns cooler in the presence of hydrocarbons. From what I gather this test can also be done with SMOG test equipment?
Since I do not have an air compressore or the proper fittings, I probably need to have another shop diagnose it.

Thanks again

Response From Sidom Top Rated Answer

That is one of 2 tests I place no value in..... The other is a block test..... A tube with blue liquid that will turn yellow when air from the cooling system is passed into it with exhaust gases in it....... The only time I've see those tests being accurate was when it was such an obvious blown head gasket you didn't need those test to confirm it. In cases like yours (early on) I've seen those tests pass cars & just the opposite, when there was no gasket problem get a false positive.

Exhaust gas analyzer, pressure transducer or leakdown test are the only sure ways I go by to detect a leaking head gasket in the early stages...........

Response From kenscar

Hmmm.Thanks, Sidom. I will start with the exhaust gas analyzer. Is there a particular ppm reading above which I should be concerned or is anything above 0 ppm bad?

Response From Sidom

HCs are raw/unburned fuel so the reading should be zero..............

Response From Hammer Time

A compression test isn't what you need here. Have an independent shop check it out for you. They can pressure test the cooling system or they can use an exhaust analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons in the radiator.