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Old 06 Feb 2008, 08:46 pm
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Default Acura 3.2 TL transmission problem?

My 2000 Acura TL has transmission problem, which I could not understand. On 2nd and 3rd gear with low rpm ( usualy up hill ) the engine rpm starting to jump up and down, and it works very unstable. With high RPM on same gears transmision and engine works just fine. Does anybody knows what this could be caused by, or how to possibly fix that problem? Any answers are apriciated. Thanks.
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Old 06 Feb 2008, 09:01 pm
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almost everything in a car we can usually fix at home, but not a cars transmisson. You HAVE to replace it. It cannot be fixed at home
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The link below will tell you everything you need to know about the Honda Class Action Lawsuit settlement, which applies to your car. In fact, the symptoms you describe fit the descriptions give by other Honda/Acura owners, and as described by Honda Motor Company.Once on the link, click the blue boxes on the left to learn more.Essentially, the settlement extended the warranty out to 109K miles, or 7 yrs, whichever is less. I understand that the problem was due to a design flaw in the 2nd & 3rd gear clutch packs...due either/both to defective quality of subcomponents, or due to inadequate oil delivery to those components. The solution has been to replace the transmission with a factory rebuilt model...it requires changing the unit.You might read/download the info provided below, and then contact your local Acura dealer to discuss just what (if anything) they might do for you. Also, if you were to bear the full burden for replacement, the cost would likely run somewhere in the $3K range.Hope this helps, and best of success...































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Old 06 Feb 2008, 09:31 pm
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Go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/ where you can research service bulletins, recalls and complaints to see if you have a remedy.
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You have to spring for a new tranny. You might want to just dump it for a car that doesn't have tranny probs. Acura's are great, they just had probs on the V6s during that time.
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Old 06 Feb 2008, 10:01 pm
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Honda/Acura did have a recall on transmissions about 3 years ago. If you owned the car 3 years ago, you should have gotten mail from Honda/Acura telling you about the recall and offereing to fix it for free. If your transmission was not fixed in the recall, then you should go to the Acura dealer and let them know. They should fix it fo free.
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go to the dealer
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You need a new transmission. Your Acura should be covered for 7 years or 100k miles from Acura. There was a lawsuit settlement that tacked on another 9k miles (109k total) and 9 mos. (7 yrs, 9mos.) Enter you VIN number at hondatransmissionsettlement.com to see if you qualify for the lawsuit settlement.Either way Acura has been pretty good about replacing these for free or for less. Try your dealer and see if they can help.Read about other people's problems on this message boardhttp://www.carsurvey.org/viewcomment...67689.htmlthis message board is for the 02, but it has some good info on the 00 also http://www.carsurvey.org/review_71264.html
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It will have to be replaced. The 3.2TL model had this transmission issue for its 2nd generation model. I'm not entirely sure of what goes wrong to make the transmission deteriorate, but I do know that you'll need to go to a dealer to have them check it out.
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