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The following models are encompassed by this manual: TL / Acura (Honda Motor Company, Ltd)
Acura TL (Year: 2004)
Acura TL (Year: 2005)
Acura TL (Year: 2006)
Acura TL (Year: 2007)
Acura TL (Year: 2008)
Acura TL Type-S (Year: 2004)
Acura TL Type-S (Year: 2005)
Acura TL Type-S (Year: 2006)
Acura TL Type-S (Year: 2007)
Acura TL Type-S (Year: 2008)
Acura TL with A-SPEC Package (Year: 2004)
Acura TL with A-SPEC Package (Year: 2005)
Acura TL with A-SPEC Package (Year: 2006)
Acura TL with A-SPEC Package (Year: 2007)
Acura TL with A-SPEC Package (Year: 2008)
Production year(s): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Manual Language: English
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"Download the Original Acura TL 2004-2008 Luxury Midsize Sedan Parts Catalog and Manual for Comprehensive Engine Specifications and Maintenance Tips!"
Welcome to the world of luxury and performance with the Acura TL 2004-2008 luxury midsize sedan! As a well-regarded vehicle in its class, the Acura TL offers a blend of comfort, style, and driving excitement. In this article, we provide you with detailed engine specifications, maintenance tips, common issues, and helpful solutions, ensuring you have all the knowledge to keep your Acura TL in top-notch condition. Additionally, discover popular tuning tips, compatible accessories, owner reviews, and a comprehensive list of frequently-needed repairs and parts replacement. Get ready to experience the epitome of luxury and performance with your Acura TL.
Detailed Engine Specifications/Technical Data:
Engine Options: The Acura TL 2004-2008 was available with two engine options:
• 3.2L V6 Engine: Produces approximately 258 horsepower and 233 lb-ft of torque.
• 3.5L V6 Engine (Type-S): Delivers around 286 horsepower and 256 lb-ft of torque.
• Transmission: Equipped with either a 5-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode or a 6-speed manual transmission for the Type-S trim.
• Fuel Efficiency: The TL delivers a combined fuel efficiency of approximately 20-23 MPG.
• Acceleration: Capable of reaching 0-60 mph in around 6.5-7 seconds, depending on the engine and transmission configuration.
• Suspension: Front independent double-wishbone suspension and rear multi-link suspension for a balance of comfort and handling.
• Brakes: Equipped with ventilated disc brakes on all wheels, providing strong and reliable stopping power.
• Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering for precise and responsive handling.
• Wheel Size: Available with 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels, depending on the trim level.
• Length: Measures approximately 189.3 inches in length.
• Width: Has a width of around 72.2 inches.
• Height: Stands at approximately 56.7 inches tall.
• Curb Weight: The TL's curb weight ranges from approximately 3,500 to 3,700 lbs.
• Interior Space: Offers comfortable seating for five passengers and a spacious trunk with around 12.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
• Audio System: Features a premium audio system with options for CD changer and navigation system integration.
• Luxury Amenities: The TL boasts leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a sunroof.
• Navigation System: Available with an optional DVD-based navigation system with voice recognition.
• Xenon Headlights: Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights provided enhanced visibility at night.
• Moonroof: Equipped with a power-operated moonroof for added luxury and fresh air.
• Memory Settings: Some models featured memory settings for the driver's seat, mirrors, and climate control.
• AcuraLink: Offered an optional AcuraLink communication system for emergency assistance and concierge services.
• Active Noise Cancellation: Certain TL trims included an active noise cancellation system for a quieter cabin experience.
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system to alert drivers of low tire pressure.
• Emission Rating: Meets LEV-II ULEV emissions standards.
Facts and Details:
- Second Generation: The 2004-2008 TL is part of the second generation of the Acura TL lineup.
- Sporty Styling: The TL featured a bold and aggressive front grille design, giving it a sporty and modern appearance.
- Type-S Performance: The TL Type-S variant offered more power, a sport-tuned suspension, and larger alloy wheels, catering to driving enthusiasts.
- A-SPEC Package: The A-SPEC package was available as an accessory option, adding sportier exterior styling and suspension upgrades.
- Recognition: The Acura TL received several awards during its production run, including being named to Car and Driver's Ten Best list.
- Sales Success: The TL was one of Acura's best-selling models and contributed significantly to the brand's reputation for luxury and performance.
- Popular Among Enthusiasts: The TL Type-S with the manual transmission gained a dedicated following among automotive enthusiasts.
- Luxurious Interior: The TL's interior boasted high-quality materials, comfortable seating, and user-friendly controls.
- High-Performance Tires: Some TL trims came equipped with performance-oriented tires to enhance handling.
- Generous Standard Features: Even the base model TL offered an array of premium features as standard, making it an attractive value proposition.
- Resale Value: The TL had strong resale value, reflecting its reputation for reliability and desirability in the used car market.
- Competitors: The TL competed with other luxury midsize sedans like the BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
- In-Car Technology: The TL was among the first Acura models to feature advanced in-car technology, such as the navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity.
Maintenance Intervals, General Maintenance Tips, and Common Issues:
► Maintenance Intervals: Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule outlined in the owner's manual, which typically includes regular oil changes, fluid checks, and filter replacements.
► General Maintenance Tips: Keep the vehicle clean, both inside and out, to preserve its appearance and prevent damage. Regularly check tire pressure and tread depth for safety and optimal performance. Keep up with routine maintenance tasks to avoid costly repairs down the road.
► Common Issues and Solutions: Some owners have reported issues with the automatic transmission, such as harsh shifting or hesitation. Regular transmission fluid changes and ensuring the transmission is not overloaded can help prevent these problems. Additionally, check for any signs of oil leaks, as certain TL models have been known to experience oil leakage from the power steering hose.
Five Tips for Effective Maintenance:
1. Follow the recommended maintenance schedule provided in the owner's manual.
2. Regularly check fluid levels, including engine oil, transmission fluid, and coolant.
3. Keep tires properly inflated and replace them when they show signs of wear.
4. Inspect and replace air filters as needed to ensure optimal engine performance.
5. Address any unusual sounds or warning lights promptly and seek professional assistance if necessary.
Accessories and Attachments:
■ All-Weather Floor Mats
■ Trunk Cargo Organizer
■ Rear Spoiler
■ Illuminated Door Sills
■ Hood Deflector
■ Body Side Molding
■ Cargo Net
■ Splash Guards
■ Door Edge Guards
■ Wheel Locks
■ Remote Engine Start System
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
☺ Stylish and modern exterior design.
☺ Comfortable and well-appointed interior with high-quality materials.
☺ Strong performance, especially in the Type-S variant.
☺ Smooth and responsive handling.
☺ Impressive list of standard features and technology.
☻ Some owners found the ride to be a bit firm on rough roads.
☻ Limited rear-seat headroom for taller passengers.
☻ Navigation system map updates can be expensive.
The Acura TL 2004-2008 luxury midsize sedan is a true embodiment of Acura's commitment to performance, luxury, and technology. With a variety of engine and transmission options, it catered to both drivers seeking a comfortable daily driver and those desiring a more spirited driving experience. Its well-crafted interior and abundance of standard features ensured a premium driving experience, making it a popular choice in the luxury midsize sedan segment. By following regular maintenance and addressing any issues promptly, owners can enjoy years of reliable and enjoyable driving with their Acura TL.
List of Frequent Repairs and Commonly-Broken Parts:
→ Transmission Repairs (for automatic transmissions)
→ Power Steering Hose Leaks
→ Oil Leakage Issues
→ Suspension Component Replacements
→ Brake Pad and Rotor Replacements
→ Battery Replacement
→ Electrical Issues (e.g., malfunctioning power windows or door locks)
→ Air Conditioning System Repairs
→ Engine Mount Replacements
→ Ignition Coil and Spark Plug Replacements
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