It's difficult for me to fathom that this transmission was verified to manufacturer specs in 2011 and now a complete failure at 132800. The most common weak point in the automatic transmission of late model Acura's is actually the torque converter. When I took it to Acura it had 95k now it has 139k on it and it constantly jumps, jerks, rev's and stalls on a regular basis especially when it gets hot. Based on my review of Acura blogs on the internet, it seems that the problem is extremely prevalent amongst other Acura Tl owners and might be related to the torque converter. It is located just below and to the left of the fuse box. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Prayerfully, this doesn't occur on the highway in which I drive to work daily! In lower speed car jerks.
Install new transmission fluid to factory specification. Failing torque converters in these cases have also led to failures in the transmission itself, a much costlier repair. Based upon the history of this particular Acura, I believe the dealer in 2004 should have replaced the transmission instead of installing an oil jet kit. The transmission fluid pressure sensors are exactly what they sound like, they control how much line pressure is sent through the transmission to aid with gear changes. More often than not, this is going to be the issue.
This is the second failure and only 12k miles from a recheck up by Acura on the transmission saying the metal flakes in the case are normal. I am growing more and more concerned that this stalling could place me in imminent danger but unexpectedly causing an accident in which my vehicle is rear-ended. On slow speed from 0 -40. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stopped accelerating. When I bought the car it had 80k miles on it, this was last may. I bought this car new in 2003.
The vehicle was towed to an independent transmission shop and the contact was informed that the torque converter failed and the transmission needed to be replaced. I've taken my vehicle into the dealer multiple times for the same concern but they have not been able to fix the problem. Step 3 — Swap out your transmission pressure sensor switches When they go bad, your shifting will start to feel really rough, especially around 3rd and 4th gears. I can be pulling out from a traffic light, pulling off after pausing at a stop sign, changing gears from drive to reverse, or just simply driving on the highway or a city street. My car can have a full tank of gas or less than half of a tank of gas, it can be cold or hot outside, it can be the first time I move my car for the day or the tenth time, etc. Based on only cursory searching of owner forums, this is also becoming commonplace on the 2012 models. It is also evident at 75-80.
Unfortunately, there is no other way around that truth. If you do go the independent route, make sure that you find a pro who is very familiar with the Acura brand and these specific transmissions. I pulled over and noticed tranmission fluid at the side of the car behind the car and underneath the car. I got his name and hung up. As I stepped on the accelerator, the car had no motion. On 11 March 2011, I had the transmission fluid flush service performed.
If your fluid is burnt, smells burnt, looks black and there are a lot of chunks of debris in it. When he opened the bolt on the transmission it smelled like something burning and smoke came out. I believe the tire story gives the Honda corporate offices some relief of liability by leveraging off of firestone for defects. The manufacturer was contacted to seek reimbursement, however they stated that they were not liable for the failure or repairs made at the owner's expense because the previous owner already had recall repairs performed on the vehicle. This is standard for any vehicle made in or after the 1996 model year. They did find and repair a leak on the drive shaft that they said might have been the cause of my complaints.
My car has more than 120k miles on it. I took it in again and Acura stated the computer needs to be updated. Should the torque converter be openly pursued as the culprit and johnq. The dealer also replaced the torque converter, control module tcm, and fuel pressure regulator. I am the second owner of the car, which I purchased at 25,000 miles, and when this problem occurred, it happened at 75,000, where I was driving for approximately for about one hour on the highway. Once they updated the computer it still did not fix the problem.
Just remove the air intake tube, then pop off the electrical connector and put a socket on it. Step 5 — Consider replacing the torque converter If your sensors were not replaced in time, this could have caused your torque converter to overheat and become damaged. Therefore, I am respectfully asking your organization to investigate if there are other complaints similar to mine. In many situations the repair bills could be hundreds of dollars just to diagnose the issue, let alone, fix it. You might even be able to take care of some of these on your own with just a little bit of time and some basic tools. If you decide to have the transmission replaced, be prepared to spend a hefty amount of bills; however, using an independent transmission specialist will be about half the cost of having a dealership do the work.