Acura TL:  Bad Sway Bar Links (Common Symptoms)

Sway bar links are responsible for connecting your Acura TL’s sway bar to the chassis.  The job of a sway bar is to eliminate body roll by helping the tires keep better contact with the road, which improves the handling characteristics of your TL.  If you have a bad sway bar link, your vehicle will … Read more

Acura TL Shuts Down While Driving (Common Causes)

If your Acura TL is shutting down while driving, it’s a real safety hazard.  Vehicles are a lot harder to control without power brakes or steering.   Acura TL Shuts Down When Driving: Top Causes Directly below is a list of the most common reasons why your TL would randomly die while driving.  It may … Read more

Acura TL:  Brake Lights Not Working Diagnosis

Brake lights are one of the most critical safety features that your Acura TL has.  They let other drivers know when you are slowing down, and that they need to slow down too.  If your brake lights aren’t working, you’re way more likely to get rear ended than normal.  The good news is that troubleshooting … Read more

Acura TL: What’s Causing That Rotten Egg Smell?

One of the most undervalued diagnostic tools is the human nose.  There’s a lot our nose can tell us about a vehicle with a few quick sniffs.  If you happen to smell a rotten egg smell coming from your Acura TL, it is certainly a cause for concern.  It is most commonly associated with a … Read more

Acura TL Dies After Starting Diagnosis

It can be very disconcerting if your Acura TL is starting and then dies.  It is most likely caused by some type of issue with the electrical or fuel system.  But, there can be other causes as well. Your TL’s engine needs 3 things constantly and in the proper proportion to keep running. Air Fuel … Read more

Acura TL: Brake Lights Stuck On → Diagnosis

It is both frustrating and unsafe to drive your Acura TL if the brake lights are stuck on.  The most common reason that they stay on is a brake light switch that has failed.   How Brake Lights Work Brake lights work by having an electric current sent to the brake pedal switch at all … Read more

Acura TL: “Check Fuel Cap” Causes

“Check Fuel Cap” is one of the most common warning messages that the Acura TL will produce.  This message obviously wants you to check the fuel cap to make sure that it is on and secured.  It will often show up even though the fuel cap appears to be on and secured.   Meaning The … Read more

Acura TL: Shaking When Accelerating → Diagnosis

One of the more common issues that can occur is a vehicle that shakes when accelerating.  If your Acura TL is shaking when accelerating, it’s something that should not be ignored.  While the vibration can be annoying, it is often indicative of a serious problem.   Speed Matters Vehicle speed matters when you feel a … Read more

Acura TL:  Lifter Ticking Diagnosis

One of the most annoying things that you can coming from under the hood of your Acura TL is a ticking lifter.  The ticking noise makes it sound like the engine is going to give up the ghost at any time.  There are a few things that can cause a lifter to tick, such as … Read more