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Misfire in Cylinder 1,2,3,5,6 of my 2000 Acura Tl

While driving my car on freeway it started to misfire. I bought a OBD reader and it comes up with code P0301, P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306, P0300, and P1399. I checked coil packs and they appear ok. Not sure 5 would go out at once either. Front side of motor plugs seem to be white and no gas odor. Back 3 have gas residue. Sprayed soapy water on vacuum hoses to detect vaccum leak and no luck. Put fuel injection cleaner in gas tank and as of now no better results. TCS light also comes on? Any suggestions or ideas be greatly appreciated.

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you may have a faulty crankshaft position sensor this is what controls the firing of the plugs. you may also have corrosion on the plug for the coil pack causing multiple misfires

Posted on May 17, 2009

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where is the thermostat in my 2000 acura

where is the thermostat in my 2000 acura

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Okay...here ya go:


Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
  3. Locate the thermostat housing by following the upper radiator hose to the engine.
  4. Loosen the hose clamps then carefully detach the hose from the fitting.
If the hose is stuck, carefully use a pick to break the seal between the radiator hose and the housing. If the hose is deteriorated, replace it with a new one.
  1. Disconnect any sensors or switches that may interfere with the removal of the thermostat from the housing.


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Remove the thermostat housing bolts


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Pull the water outlet neck away from the housing


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Note the installed position of the thermostat, then remove it

  1. Unfasten the retainers, then remove the thermostat housing.
Some coolant may leak out of the housing as the seal is broken.
  1. Remove the thermostat carefully noting how it's installed.
  2. Clean the mating surfaces of the thermostat housing.
Many thermostat housing's are made out of aluminum alloy. A plastic scraper is very effective and will not harm such metals.
To install:


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A new gasket must be installed before installation


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Install the thermostat with the air bleed valve at the top

  1. Install the new thermostat and gasket.
Install the thermostat with the jiggle pin facing up. This acts as an air bleed and must be at the top of the thermostat to operate properly.
  1. Install the thermostat housing, then tighten the bolts securely.
  2. Connect the radiator hose and tighten the hose clamps securely.
  3. Install any remaining components, then refill the cooling system.
  4. Start and run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperature while checking for leaks.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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trying to replace a front headlight bulb on 2001 acura 3.2 TL

Ive remove everything it's just a silver metal piece that confuses me it hold the headlight retainer in place How do I replace the low beam bulb in a 2000 Acura TL headlamp?

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Look for the end of the wire retainer clip. Unhook it and lift it up. Remember not to touch the bulb. But if you do, just clean it with a bit of alcohol.

btw - Here's a bit of info from a previous post of mine...
The low beams consist of three parts. The bulb, inverter/ballast and the ignitor. The bulbs usually start to loose their color long before they burn out. The inverters/ballasts either go out after a while or take a while to start up.

Before you spend money on a new bulb, try swapping it with the one on the other side. You'll need a security torx screwdriver to get the covers off of the back of the lights. Don't touch the glass bulbs. If you do, just clean them with a bit of alcohol.

If the problem stays on that side, try swapping the ignitors. They're mounted inside the black covers.

If the problem is still on that side you've got a bad inverter. They're mounted on the bottom of the headlight assembly. You'll need to remove the front bumper and remove the headlight assembly to get to it. (I recommend you take pictures as you remove things so can put them back together correctly.)

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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2003 Acura TL TypeS - heat and air not working

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it's a wire from under the dash it usually burns out after awhile,i had the same problem email me at veron@sprint.blackberry.net for more info on the wire i forgot the name for it.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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I need to replace my front wheel bearings on my Acura 3.2 TL.

I need to replace my front wheel bearings and have to take them to a shop to be pressed in but have no clue what he needs or how to get it off. I need to know what to take to the mechanic at the shop and how to put it together once I have it pressed. Please help! I'm broke and can't afford a mechanic!

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You need to take them the knuckle. This is what the brake calliper, the wheel studs, the upper and lower ball joints, and the axle half shaft all connect to. Start with the axle nut. It's pretty big and might have a cotter pin through it. I say that because it's the tightest bolt and you can use the brakes to hold it from just spinning the wheel. There is one castle nut per ball joint, should have a cotter pin through them, take them off and beat the ball joint out with a hammer, don't hit the stud or you'll never get the nut back on. Two bolts on the brake calliper. once you have all that off give the end of the axle a few whacks until it's free. Don't go pulling on it or you'll separate the CV joint in the half shaft.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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I have a 2001 Acura 3.2 TL headlight goes on and off

I have a 2001 Acura 3.2 TL. My passenger headlight randomly works, it turns off for no reason when I am driving. Sometimes when it is not working I turn my lights on and off and it sometimes will come back on. It is not the bulb and I was told that the whole system would need to be replaced...$$$$. Any suggestions without spending over $1000 to fix it....is this a common problem???

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As with Laurenson 538, I have the same problem with my 2001 CL.

Should this problem with the 2001 Acuras be a recall issue? I, too, have replaced the headlight assembly ($1,000 plus). The old one (sealed[?]) had moisture in it... the reported cause of the light burning out. Within a short period, the $1000 replacement had moisture in it and has just burned out again.

Now, at a different Acura agency, I'm told that the bulb needs another $1,000 replacement. When I asked about the warranty, I was advised 90 days was the warranty. When I asked if I was expected to spend $1,000 every 90 days to be able to drive the car, the rep got defensive.
Writing Acura resulted in a big Zero. Before buying a new Acura, one might inquire about the headlights. Since one can't drive without headlights, maybe Acuras should be reserved for daylight driving only! Have a backup car for night driving!

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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2000 acura 3.2tl radio code

hi i was wondering if someone can get me a code for my 2000 acura 3.2tl

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I had the same problem recently with a 2000 acura 3.2tl. I found the code on the bottom side of my hood. I read somewhere that it may be on the underside of the fuse box under the hood but it wasn't. There is a label on the underside of the hood just look for the 5 digit code that all the numbers are under 6 and that should be it, thats how mine was at least.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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i just want to clean my egr valve and hose in my 2000 acura tl.

Would like a diagram of the engine to know exact location. Which product should i use to clean the egr valve? I heard this is just as good as purchacing a new one, true? Also heard there is the hose that needs to be cleaned of carbon buildup. I'm somewhat of a newbe but would much rather do it myself. I love the car but it needs some work. Would appreciate your help!!!

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You asked for it, you got it! This is as good as it gets:

http://www.acuraworld.com/forums/f40/diy-egr-intake-manifold-cleaning-68465/

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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ACURA TL 2000 check engine light is flashing

Check engine light came on and auto-zone check it and stated that i had random misfiring and needed to change the spark plugs. I bought them Bosch-Iridium-Fusion / Spark Plugs (6 in all, i receive some helping in changing them) then we rechecked it couple more times. 1st time one of the cylinders were still misfiring, fixed that and then stated I needed to change cylinder 1 coil and a throttle body malfunction. I later had went to another auto-zone to check after i noticed my throttle body dirty and loose (don't ask me how, idk) and i cleaned it. Auto-zone stated that 2 thru 6 cylinders were misfiring and i needed to change practically all of the ignition coils. To get additional information i went to a mechanic who used his hitech ECM and said i needed a tune up and to change the spark plugs, coils, etc. The ECM said misfiring on 2 thru 6 cylinder as well. I told him i just got the spark plugs changed and initially just needed to change one coil now all of them? He asked what type of spark plugs, i showed him the old one which were NGK not sure of the grade but he insisted using the same ones and not Bosh due to my type of vehicle. Stating its a foreign car not a European model and that it is possible that the Bosh spark plugs and the existing coils to have inconsistent continuity. I am in the process of doing so but my question is the assessment of the mechanic about the spark plugs correct and which exact ones should I get because I even confirm this with one of the auto-zone's managers where i purchased the first spark plugs and after our conversation admitted that it is possible that I did purchase the wrong types. Any suggestions?

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See if your car has an ignition control module. They will go bad over time and cause random engine misfiring. Just went thru it with my 2002 Buick LeSabre. 120,000 miles on the engine. Replaced plugs, plug wires and check the coils. It was the ICM.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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2000 acura tl engine code PO132 what does it mean

2000 acura tl engine code PO132 what does it mean

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DTC P0132 - O2 Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank1, Sensor1)
This involves the front oxygen sensor on Bank 1. This code indicates that the heated oxygen sensor reading is too high. In the case of Ford vehicles, that indicates the voltage at the sensor is over 1.5 volts. Other vehicles may be similar.

A code P0132 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
The oxygen sensor heater circuit is shorted out
The wiring to the sensor is broken / frayed (less likely)

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Posted on Nov 02, 2011

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