Acura RL Model Overview

Acura RL Questions

Wiring Harness Ignition

Can I plug in a different plug from a different year Acura into my car to make it run or will it hurt it

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Radio Unlock

I have a 02 acura rl. The radio is now locked and wont come on. I have tried everything that youtube has to offer as far as help. Is there any alternative way of unlocking the radio?

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How Do I Replace The Lr Brake Light

I had to replace the tail light housing and could not get the brake light out of the old housing. It seems as though the light is installed before the lens is put on (installed from the front of the...

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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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Third Member

Why would the third member on 1998 Acura RL break when the motor was changed as soon as the motor turned over with the starter the third member housing popped

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Older Acura RL

1999 Acura RL Overview
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1998 Acura RL Overview
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1997 Acura RL Overview
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1996 Acura RL Overview
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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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