Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

Timing Belt

I have a RL, the dealer says change the timing belt at 7 years or 105,000 miles. I bought it used and its over 7 years old, but should I get it replaced now, or wait until the 105,000 miles?

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'99 Acura Rl Timing Belt Service

I am told that my local Honda dealer will change the following: Timing Belt / Serpentine Belt / Water Pump / Tensioner / Upper & Lower Water Hoses (if necessary) While this work is being done,...

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I Own A 98 Acura Rl 3.5 And Notice Oil Is Leaking From Around The Oil Pan. ...

Oil is leaking from around the oil pan, is it necessary to remove the engine in order to replace the oil pan gasket?

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My Drivers Side Brake Light Doesnt Work But The Lightbulb Is Good

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Purpose Of Battery Fuse Acura Rl 2009

alternator and battery check good

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Older Acura RL

1998 Acura RL Overview
1998 Acura RL
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1997 Acura RL Overview
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1996 Acura RL Overview
1996 Acura RL
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Acura RL Overview

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.

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