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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks from 1990+

Acura -> Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Diagnosis & Testing -> A/C System -> Heater System
Vehicle: 2001 Acura TL 3.2 V6 GAS

A/C System

Refer to Figs. through for diagnosis of A/C system.

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5 L5 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support front of vehicle and remove wheels.
  • Remove caliper pin bolt, then pivot caliper up away from rotor.
  • Remove brake pad shims and pads, Figs. through .
  • Clean caliper and inspect for excessive wear or damage.
  • Install pad retainers, then pad shims and pads, Figs. through .
  • Back out bleed screw and push in piston to allow caliper to fit over pads, then tighten bleed screw to specification.
  • Pivot caliper into position, then install pin bolt and tighten to specifications.

Rear

  • Raise and support rear of vehicle and remove wheels.
  • Remove caliper shield, if eq...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

Acura -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1997-06 Integra, Legend, MDX, RSX, TL & TSX, 2.2CL, 2.3CL, 2.5TL, 3.0CL, 3.2CL, 3.2TL & 3.5RL -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2003 Acura TL S 3.2 V6 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2004 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

Front

  • Loosen wheel nuts slightly.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Lift up locking tab on spindle nut then remove nut.
  • Drain transmission fluid and reinstall drain plug using a new washer.
  • Hold stabilizer ball joint pin with a hex wrench and remove flange nut.
  • Separate front stabilizer link from lower arm.
  • Remove lock pin from lower arm ball joint castle nut, and remove nut then separate ball joint from lower arm lower arm using ball joint thread protector and remover. To avoid damaging ball joint...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Component Replacement -> Front -> Installation -> Rear -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Sensor -> TPMS Control Unit -> TPMS Initiator
Vehicle: 2006 Acura RL 3.5 V6 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

Removal
  • Loosen the lug nuts.
  • Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, then remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove the valve cap and core.
  • Deflate the tire completely.
  • Remove any balance weights.
  • Prior to dismounting the tire from the wheel, note the following precautions:
    • Do outside of wheel first.
    • Position the bead breaking fixture 90° from the valve stem when separating the tire bead from the wheel.
    • Do not position the bead breaker of the tire changer too close to the rim.
    • Position the wheel so the tire machine and tire iron are next to the valve stem an...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2001 Acura CL S 3.2 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect starter cable and solenoid terminal wire.
  • Remove two mounting bolts and starter motor.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting t...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Acura -> 1996-2004 3.5RL
Vehicle: 2001 Acura RL 3.5 V6 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles or 24 months. If the vehicle is operated primarily in urban areas with high concentrations of soot and diesel powered vehicles, replace the filter every 15,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Disengage the three instrument panel lower righthand cover retaining clips, then remove the cover.
  • Remove the stops located at each side of the glove compartment. Air bag system components are located in this area, use extreme caution.
  • Disconnect the trunk lid release switch electrical c...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Acura -> Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Lamp -> 2001-03 3.2CL
Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL S 3.2 V6 GAS

The ABS warning lamp is used to warn of a system fault. The lamp monitors the condition of the anti-lock brake system. It will be lit during engine start-up, but should go off when the self-diagnostic system determines that the system is operating properly. If the lamp remains lit, a fault in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. Even though the system is operating properly, the indicator may come on if the vehicle goes into a spin, one d...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1997 Acura RL 3.5 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator outlet.
  • Remove hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse proce...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2007 Acura RDX 2.3 L4 GAS

  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Left Side Of Cargo Area Diagram for 2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5 V6 GASLeft Side Of Cargo Area Diagram for 2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Accessory Power Socket
  • Behind Front Bumper Diagram for 2005 Acura RSX  2.0 L4 GASBehind Front Bumper Diagram for 2005 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Outside Air Temperature Sensor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1990 Acura Legend L 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Acura Legend L 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Information Center
  • System Check Warning Light
  • 1999 Acura NSX  3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1999 Acura NSX 3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Engine Control Module
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: PAINT CODES - 1988 MODELS
    Vehicle: 1988 Acura Integra LS 1.6 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
  • Document: BRAKE DISC - REFINISHING ON CAR - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1997 Acura TL 2.5 L5 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Brakes, Power Brakes, Traction Control
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR Acura AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most Acura cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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