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2003 Acura TL 3.2 61,000 transmission

2003 Acura TL 3.2 61,000 miles driving on highway with cruise control set, transmission down shifted on it's own, then acted like in neutral. pulled over, smoke and tran oil all over the engine. had the car towed back home, once home was able to drive car to Acura dealer A who advised me I need a new transmission ($3,600 not covered), asked for key back, took to Acura dealer B, while car was at Acura dealer B, Acura dealer A called back and said Acura would cover 90% of cost of new tranmission. Meanwhile, Acura dealer B had car for 5 days, put over 100 miles on car and says that they can not find anything wrong with car. Decided to take car to Acura dealer A and take them up on the offer or new transmission for 10% of the cost. Get new transmission installed and front brake job. First day I got the car back the TCS & engine light turn on. Take car back to the dealer, they reset the light. 2 days later, TCS & engine light back on. Car is back at the dealer. I am starting to think that I did not need a new transmission or that they broke something else. Please help.

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I doubt they did anymore damage but i`ll bet that the engine was damaged from the training going out such as valve guides and seals and carbon build up on plugs ETC.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: the tcs light is on what do it meant

My tcs light comes on sometimes along with the check engine light on my acura 3.2 tl. The tcs lt is not on when I start the car, I have to press the button to turn it on. This starting happening rt after I had an inspection service performed. What could be the problem?

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 acura Tl cruise control wont engage

This is a problem you will to take to a shop, If you are mechanically inclined I can help you, but if not I would not mess with it, it could be the button or it could be the controller and could even just be a fuse, check the fuse and if you don't find the fuse blown then let me know if you have a volt meter and what to test this yourself. You are going to be working around the air bag too and if you probe the wrong wire while testing you could break your arm or leg by deploying the air bag by accident. Or your neck.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: what is TCS CODE IN My 99 Acura TL

I will add that when this light is on it means the trans has a fault/problem, no matter the fault code number of which there are about a dozen

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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I would recommend calling a RV dealer near you and they will know or will know who, you should talk to.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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SOURCE: what is the tcs button near the cruise control

traction control

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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