Road test of the 2004 acura tl full authoritative test. As part of acura s plans to rationalize as the bschool buzzword goes the ilxs powertrains, the 6 speed stick shift is dead, replaced by an allnew 8 speed dual clutch gearbox. Shawd versions get a power and displacement bump to 305 horsepower and 3. The tl s cabin is also a study of sleek form and precise function. Where is the transmission control module on an acura tl answers. Sep 24, 2011 hi, i had the automatic transmission swapped in my 08 acura tl by acura.
Check engine and d4 lights flashing check engine and d4 lights flashing the 19982014 acura tl v6 may develop issues with the automatic transmission. The 2012 acura tl upgrade is a little show, a little go. Research, compare and save listings, or contact sellers directly from 668 tsx models nationwide. Acura tl type s performance at a relatively speaking. Search over 2,000 listings to find the best local deals. The most commonly reported 2012 acura tl problem is. Complete manual transmissions for acura tl for sale ebay. A six speed automatic with paddle shifters is standard on the base and shawd trims, while a six speed manual. Most of hondas automatic transmissions are unusual in that they do not use planetary gears like nearly all other makers, however honda has recently introduced 2017 an allnew, inhouse designed 10 speed automatic that uses planetary gears. The 2012 acura tl has a 6 speed shiftable automatic. Acura tl automatic transmission 2012, atf type h plus automatic transmission fluid, 1 quart by idemitsu. From 2004 to 2006, the sportier tl offered a six speed manual. The manual trans version comes only one way, with the tech package.
Strange transmission problem 6 speed manual tsx acura. Acuras fourdoor luxury sedan spans four generations, and various trim levels and packages. In this video, i show you how to shift gears in an automatic car. The types has 210 horsepower, while the base only has 160.
I just bought it 912011 from an acura dealer with 53k on it. A five speed automatic was standard for the 2011 tl. Acura tl type s 6 speed manual lsd flywheel bolts j32 j30. The types only comes with a 6 speed manual, and the base comes with either an automatic w sportshift, or a 5 speed manual. The 2012 acura tl, styled in acuras design studio, in torrance, california, continues a long acura tradition of being outspoken, iconoclastic and polarizing. Acura has slowly killed off the manual in successive product lines. Acura has replaced the 2011 tl s five speed automatic transmission with a six speed, which the company says improves acceleration without sacrificing efficiency. The acura tl features a comprehensive list of technological conveniences. Acura tl 6mt really doesnt want to go into gear anandtech. So it is since may of last year that i got this acura tl 2012 shawd 6 speed manual and it has been burning oil at rate of 2.
Keeping pace with the competition, the 2012 tl offers a new sequential 6 speed transmission with paddle shifters in both versions, as well as the 6 speed manual in the fast tl shawd 6mt. Your car must be equipped with a shift lever that has a gear selector option for this to work. The tl types was introduced once again for the 2007 through 2008 model years. It allows handsfree calls to be made and received using tls voice recognition and audio interfaces. Two transmissions are available on the 2012 acura tl. It is a certified pre owned vehicle so i am surprised that the symptoms were missed as i started noticing them immediately. Putting power to the front wheels of our test car is a closeratio 6 speed manual gearbox making this the first tl you can shift manually, though a 5 speed automatic with a sequential shift mode. Mar 29, 2016 just do 2 transmission drain and refills and change those pressure switches and the shudder should go away if you catch it early if you have any questions feel free to ask. Mar 19, 2014 stuck in 4th, wont shift 2012 ram 1500 put it into drive, two min later it went automatically into 4th, manually, i couldnt gear up or down outta 4th.
This new transmission features paddle shifters, which contribute to the tl s sporty feel. Comfortable ergonomic styling lets you drive in comfort. On the 2014 acura tl, you can look forward to standard features such as an eightspeaker audio system with a subwoofer, leather seats, and a power moonroof as well as your choice between a 280. Tl shawd also gives driving enthusiasts the thrilling response of acura s super handling allwheel drive as well as the option of a new closeratio 6 speed manual transmission. The tl, in typical honda acura fashion, comes in only three variations in shawd trim. Acura tl transmission problems and repair descriptions at. Learn more about price, engine type, mpg, and complete safety and warranty information. As a luxury car, all tl sedans are automatic rather than manual, and shift knobs and boots fit various trim packages, model years, and sport. The 6 speed cl deleted some minor interior features from the automatic, such as a center console light.
Mrma 2002 acura mdx bgha 20022004 honda odyssey byba. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. Out of the blue a few days ago i noticed shifting into 5th or 6th was met with a good amount of resistance. Compare msrp, invoice pricing, and other features on the 2012 acura rl and 2014 acura rlx and 20 acura tl. Acura s leather shift knob adds additional style to the interior of your tsx. Im sure the tl s is probably better i mean, it does cost like 15k more heh. A farewell to the stickshift acura automobile magazine. Acura tl transmission problems see our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. Used acura tl with manual transmission for sale cargurus. The acura tsx was introduced at the 2003 north american international auto show as a production model. Sedan original msrp price engine horsepower city mpg hwy mpg transmission drive. To see how frequently acura tl problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.
It allows handsfree calls to be made and received using tl s voice recognition and audio interfaces. All of the sudden it wont go into reverse gear, but all the other gears are shifting smoothly and i dont seems to have any problem with clutch while shifting. Although the most grandiose updates to the 2012 acura tl occur at its bow and stern, there is one bit of mechanical news to be had. The only possible thing i could think of is shifter bushings are worn, or if there is a rear shifter stay bushing it has come out. In 2004, acura reenergized the tl with more daring styling, a much more powerful v 6 engine, and, yes, a shift ityourself option.
In 2002, the acura cl types was offered, as a 2003 model, with a closeratio 6 speed manual transmission with a helical limitedslip differential. If the message service does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year. How to shift gears in an automatic cardriving tutorial youtube. Service type car does not shift from park to drive inspection. The acura tl is freshened for 2012 with styling revisions and a new 6 speed automatic that improves fuel economy. You may find descriptions of equipment and features that are not on. All tl drivetrains carry over for 20, meaning a frontdrive model running a 3. The 2012 acura tl, styled in acura s design studio, in torrance, california, continues a long acura tradition of being outspoken, iconoclastic and polarizing.
The 2004 model year tsxs powertrain consisted of a 2. It used the same powertrain from the 20022003 tl type s. What does 6 speed automatic with manual shift mean. Underneath the exterior changes the tl sports a new six speed automatic transmission that delivers more miles per gallon. The frontwheel drive version 2012 acura tl is powered with a 280 horsepower, 3. I took it to the dealer and they did some kind a diagnostic and didnt find anything. The manual transmission includes a limited slip differential. Buy the acura and you buy everything offered as standard equipment. Acura tl car does not shift from park to drive inspection costs. And then acura created manual the lack of a manual transmission will be remedied for the 2010 model year when the six.
Read about the 2012 acura tl in this first drive article brought to you by the automotive experts at automobile magazine. Much of the design of the new tl will look familiar. Acura tl parts and accessories at acurapartswarehouse. A new sequential sport shift 6 speed automatic transmission comes with every automatic equipped tl. Many will find the tl distinctive and selfdefined, while others will find it. The tsx special edition package makes use of acuras acclaimed k24 2. The acura tl or touring luxury midsize sedan entered the u. Engineered for and meets the requirements of honda automatic transmission with dw1 and z1 specifications. Where is the transmission control module on an acura tl. At first the dealer gm told me to ignore it is part of normal breakin process and said it should never happens again. Electronic steering is standard, as is drivebywire throttle control.
A 6 speed automatic with manual shift is an automatic. Mar 09, 2011 numbers may not tell an entire story, but they do help build a business case. Its hard to imagine but honda acura use to have classleading gps navigation, it seems now a. Sep 25, 2008 both 2009 versions come standard with a five speed automatic transmission. Shift lever for 2012 acura tl sedan acura oem parts.
The 2012 tsx special edition is a version of the tsx commemorating the 25th anniversary of acura, with a 6 speed manual or sequential sportshift 5 speed automatic transmission, a more aggressive front spoiler, rear bumper fascia and side sills, 17x7. Then the next day all gears including reverse, including grinding moving into 5th gear that never happens. I had the automatic transmission swapped in my 08 acura tl. It simply gives you the option to choose your gear manually if you want. Independent of maintenance minder information, replace the brake fluid every 3 years. The acura tl was discontinued after the release of the 2014 model, however, used acura tl models are still a popular choice among luxury car enthusiasts.
The worst complaints are suspension, steering, and transmission problems. Not applicable for the 6 speed manual basic or with technology package. The h5 is honda s first 5 speed automatic transmission. The proper way to start the engine, shift the transmission, and park, plus towing a trailer. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. Every element works without distracting from the task at hand. Transmission fluid and filter change the chrysler minivan. A 6 speed manual transmission is also available, but acura officials concede that the take rate for the doityourself unit will be about 3%. Sep 28, 2011 the acura tl is freshened for 2012 with styling revisions and a new 6speed automatic that improves fuel economy. I would really appreciate if someone could tell me what could it be the problem. Get the best deals on complete manual transmissions for acura tl when you shop the largest online selection at. The six speed manual transmission returns on the 2012 tl alongside an allnew sequential sport shift 6 speed automatic.950 1486 1216 6 308 128 997 256 1449 1497 513 1336 136 1181 524 293 902 678 1090 724 509 80 968 107 157 380 210 1453 1333 1096 879 1010 492 991 1178 732 593