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1999 Acura TL Engine Problems

58 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 1999 Acura TL. 10 of these members (17.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 18 engine repairs to 1999 Acura TLs--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 1999 Acura TL repairs by problem area

Chart based on 43 repairs.

1999 Acura TL engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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1999 Acura TL

Engine not specified

213500 mi US $2150 Replaced front and side motor mounts 
94000   It does need a new oil pan, according to PepBoys. They wanted $300 for that, but I decided to sell the car to a relative and leave the oil pan to her. 
219000   Clear EGR Channels in intake maniflod Replaced thermostat 
181000 US $32 Replaced defective ignition switch. (Had previously been replaced under recall 10 years ago.) This is a common problem in late 90s Honda/Acura (same switch failed in 1997 CR-V for us). 
190000   Another ignition coil went bad. Typical with age though--estimated this coil fired about 640 million times. Good lifespan! Going to replace the remaining four once funds permit. 
206000   Code P1457, evap canister leak. Common problem near fuel tank with rusting parts (solenoid, etc.). Did not fix--car lost in flood on Aug. 11 2014. 
156000 US $75 EGR valve was bad. 

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1999 Acura TL 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

245000 mi US $75 check engine light came on. the mechanic just reset the car's computer. 
251000   Car had been driven while overheating, no longer operable when sold. 
165000 US $470 Had spark plugs replaced, ignition coil for one cylinder to correct misfire 
175000 US $75 Ignition switch failure, replaced part. 
193000   Check engine light for low EGR flow. Intake manifold removed and EGR port cleaned. Throttle body cleaned due to heavy carbon buildup. 
106000 US $300 replaced heat shield 
107700   replaced ignition switch 
113000   engine suddenly running rough. bad ignition coil. replaced one coil and sparkplug 
39000 US $900 Replaced 10 year old timing belt and water pump. 
45000   Dirty injectors 

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