Acura RL Experts

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Acura RL Questions

Retep Nitciaj

Hello! Anybody Can Help Me Why My Speedometer Instruments Cluster Burn On T...

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2007 Acura Rl Timing Belt

Anyone know how to hold the rear cam gear at the timing mark when replacing belt. It can be turned with a wrench, but is under considerable pressure and jumps from one side of the mark to the other...

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Transmission Fluid

My 1998 Acura RL transmission slips after operational 25-50 miles. Park it and next day it can be driven. I have had the filter and pump changed what could else should I pay attention to? One thing I...

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Michael Young

How Do U Access The Fuel Pump On A 2000 Acura Rl

My cay turns over several time b4 it start after it sit for longer than a hour

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My Right Front Passenger Side Light Keep Turning Off On My 1999 Acura Rl

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Older Acura RL

1996 Acura RL Overview
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About the Acura RL

The Acura RL was first produced in 1996 to replace the Legend.  Although the "RL" officially stands for "Road Luxury," many surmised that it actually stood for "Replace Legend."  

The Acura RL has maintained its 3.5-liter V6 engine despite demands from drivers for more cylinders.  Horsepower started at 210, and torque at 224 lb-ft.  Horsepower for the 2007 RL is listed as 290 and the accompanying torque at 256 lb-ft.

The luxury sedan takes premium fuel, and mileage has hovered around 18 miles per gallon in the city, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.  Drivers have complained about the fuel inefficiency, even though the Acura RL qualified as a low emissions car.

The RL line has struggled in the crowded luxury sedan market.  The recent technological improvements made during the 2005 redesign may help, but Acura may need to bump the engine up to a fuel-efficient V8 before the critics are quieted.