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1999 Acura TL repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (5%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 44 repairs.
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1999 Acura TL engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (50%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1999 Acura TL

Engine not specified

156000 mi

US $75
EGR valve was bad. 
211300 mi

US $2150
Replaced front and side motor mounts 
94000 mi 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 mi Clear EGR Channels in intake maniflod Replaced thermostat 
181000 mi

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 mi

US $44
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. 
203000 mi 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. 

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1999 Acura TL 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

175000 mi

US $75
Ignition switch failure, replaced part. 
193000 mi

US $150
Check engine light for low EGR flow. Intake manifold removed and EGR port cleaned. Throttle body cleaned due to heavy carbon buildup. 
106000 mi

US $300
replaced heat shield 
107300 mi

US $250
replaced ignition switch 
113000 mi

US $220
engine suddenly running rough. bad ignition coil. replaced one coil and sparkplug 
39000 mi

US $900
Replaced 10 year old timing belt and water pump. 
45000 mi

US $937
Dirty injectors 
245000 mi

US $75
check engine light came on. the mechanic just reset the car's computer. 
243000 mi Car had been driven while overheating, no longer operable when sold. 
209000 mi

US $230
I was told that my motor mounts had to be replaced because the other mounts was not replaced correctly when i replaced them a year ago. Front side and front engine mounts were replaced. 
165000 mi

US $470
Had spark plugs replaced, ignition coil for one cylinder to correct misfire 

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