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Acura CL



  • 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

    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!

  • 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...

  • 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? 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
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Happy New Year!
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