1998 Acura TL Transmission Service

What’s the Importance of Your 1998 TL’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Such problems aren’t hard to spot. Acura TL transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or a burning smell or whistling sounds coming from under the hood. If you don’t pay attention to Acura TL transmission trouble you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your TL at all.

Acura Transmission Recommendations for 1998 TLs

Your TL’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Acura. First off, the transmission fluid in your TL should be exchanged regularly with Acura-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1998 TL up to Acura-recommended standards. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Acura TL Transmission Repairs Cost

We work to keep the average cost for Acura TL transmission fluid changes and repairs affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your TL’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1998 Acura TL Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Acura's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can my Acura tow?   Think twice before volunteering to tow a moving trailer, no matter how small. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your TL’s towing capacity. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your TL is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my TL's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Caring for your Acura TL’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Acura's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.

Take Time for Your Acura TL Transmission

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 1998 TL, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.