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Acura CL

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  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    You may be right. Incidentally I dropped it off at the dealer this morning. Their initial diagnosis, since pedal pressure and travel is not affected, is that it may be a faulty fluid sensor (or related wiring), or even a faulty parking brake sensor.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    And I'd probably trip backwards and fall on my A$$!
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    bodble2-

    LOL..... If my 91 year old mother can do it, you can! :-)) Then again, with her new hip replacement on 9/11/03 maybe she can't do it anymore!

    fastdriver
  • alkanxalkanx Posts: 69
    Recently got a speeding ticket, was 10 miles over the limit, officer used the Lidar (Laser) gun. Any suggestions on lasers, have seen all kinds of stuff on the web but if someone else has used something that is worth the money...

    AL..
  • jay238jay238 Posts: 13
    I don't know.......laser is very tricky to detect. I haven't researched everything but what I like to do is search car messageboards for this and their recommendations. A ton of threads show up.

    Even the 2 best detectors, Escort 8500 and Valentine 1 have trouble with laser.
  • daqmandaqman Posts: 27
    Black/parchment...beuatiful car but may be too much power for me coming from a 98 QX4(loved that truck!) Taking it on a road trip tomorrow hope everything checks out.

    Thanks for all the info. and tips.
    Has anyone tried to have the nav. added aftermarket?
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Congrats. You might find that the CL-S will perform better on the highway than around town. The throttle tip-in is tuned quite aggressively, IMO. That's why around town it gives the impression of abundant power. If the road surface is the least bit damp, I always have trouble launching the car without spinning the front wheels and activating the VSA. The downside is that the car is harder to drive smoothly in stop-and-go traffic. But on the open road, the power is seamless and even the steering tracks better.
    Happy motoring!
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    First the hail damage hit me now I have a little piece of metal stripping sticking up from the roof of the car. There are 2 pieces of metal stripping on each side of the roof of the car. Either the weather caused this or maybe the fixing of the hail damage caused this. I had a Ford Mustang and a Mazda 626 before this and I never had problems like this with either of those 2 cars. I love the Acura and will drive it a long time but to come out of work and to find the stripping sticking up in the air was a sure surprise to me. This car is the ultimate touring coupe, I get it washed once a month(hand washed), oil gets changed every 3K, and take care of it like I would take care of a girlfriend.
  • Too much power??????? Huh???? Never!

    Wash once a month?...like your girlfriend? I'll leave that one alone!... but really, any CL-S will perform better - and be much happier - with Once a Week bathing. But seriously, I bet your dealer removed the roof strips for body repair and in replacing them, didn't get the strip properly secured. Just a guess.

    re/ Laser, save your money for the tickets. There is no gradual-approach warning, as with radar. Once the Laser hits your car, you're busted in less time than you can slow down. I have a radar/laser detector, and even the owner's manual states that you can't do much of anything outside pure luck with laser detection.

    My brake light also stayed on a recent cold morning. I thought it was just a sensor and the unusual cold blast that morning. We'll see.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Well, I tried to bathe my girlfriend more than once a month, but my wife won't stand for it! :))
  • daqmandaqman Posts: 27
    Thanks, I stretched her out on a road trip home this past week, and there's a def. diff. between in town driving and hwy. cruising. Great car for the open rd.

    I think I may be close to making that trip to the dealer to have my tranny checked, it seems to act a lil strange wonder if the colder weather is having an effect.

    Are speakers covered under the org. factory warr?
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    thats a little out in left field anyway. Thanks for the answer to my reponse about the metal strips though.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    What sort of strange behaviour are you experiencing with the tranny? Speakers are covered. What's the US warranty? 4 years or 48k miles?
  • daqmandaqman Posts: 27
    tranny seems to hesitate when it's still cold, I'll be keeping a close eye on it.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    The tranny will hold each gear longer when it is cold. Once it warms up, the shift points will be lower. If that's what you mean, then you may have nothing to worry about. Let's hope so.
  • 95gt95gt Posts: 69
    They extended everyones warranty for the transmission so what is the big deal? Most cars were not effected and acura probably does not know which ones will fail so does not make sense to replace all the transmissions. Easier to just extend the warranty and fix the ones that need it when/if they break.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    CL owners!
  • daqmandaqman Posts: 27
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Happy New Year!
  • daqmandaqman Posts: 27
    This board is officially dead.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    daqman-

    One of many! Too bad. This USED to be a JUMPING place- Edmunds TH that is!

    fastdriver
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    This board died with the CL
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    this car has served me through this extreme cold on the East Coast. The car never shows any hesitation when starting up. I hate to see when they change the oil what the old oil looks like. I think the oil is going to pretty thick. I used to think on the best looking car on the road when I first got this car. Still a classy looking car. It don't have the elegance of the Mercedes E-Class or the sportiness of the Mazda 6. I think the exterior styling of my 02 CL splits the difference of those 2 cars pretty well though. Car did well through one snowstorm. With all these snowstorms threatening to come I haven't washed this car in a month. I just want to get all the salt off the car. 16,900 miles racked up. Everything well. I missed my car when it was getting fixed 6 months ago. Body shop did a good job in repairing the car.
  • carguy58-

    My 2001 CL-S has held up well with this winter weather also. More snow coming to CT tomorrow into Tues. At least that's what they're saying now. Can't wait for Spring so I can get the Zaino polish out and get her gleaming shine even "gleamier"!! ;-)))

    fastdriver- ignore the fastdriver2 above. Having trouble signing in under my original screename. They say they're working on it.
  • What is making my CL Type S pull to the left? Ever since I took delivery of my '03 with 6 speed, I have noticed a tendency to pull to the left. Acura has checked alignment and found everything to be within specifications. I have set air pressure meticulously, rotated wheels, and driven other CL/Ss for comparison. I drive it a lot, and believe me, it is constant, not caused by road crown or front wheel drive issues. Anyone else with similar experiences, or with any recommendations? Where is the best alignment shop around northeastern New Jersey? This car is too good, not to have it drive straight!
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    The pulling is definitely not normal. I've complained about the CL-S steering. You can call it loose-feeling, disjointed, jittery, etc. But one thing is it has always tracked straight as an arrow. If I find a straight level stretch of road, I can practically take both hands off the wheel and eat a sandwich!
  • daqmandaqman Posts: 27
    The Cl-s is holding up well in the snow and freezing weather, only had one problem and that was the sterring being a little stiff one morning.

    Loving the heated seats ! ;-)
  • Our 2001 CL-S will be going in for 135kmile service next week. Anyone out there with more? Only trouble worth mentioning so far has been the trans-it was working OK but the CEL came on at 125k.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Holy moly! I'm taking mine in next week --- for the 36,000 KM service! Converted to miles, I'm only about 110,000 miles behind you.

    BTW, I've never broken 100,000 miles with any car that I've owned. I think the closest was an '89 Accord coupe with about 85,000 miles in 8 years.
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