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Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Acura
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Experience:  ASE Certified Automotive Technician with a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology
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2001 acura cl s type, the d 5 light is flashing and the

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2001 acura cl s type
JA: What are all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. noises, leaks, flashing lights, error codes)?
Customer: the d 5 light is flashing and the after the car runs for a few minutes the lights and dash begin to flicker and then the car dies completely. i dont know the error codes
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced the alternator, and battery
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Eric Gardner replied 11 months ago.


There are a few different things that could be happening. The most common problem would be that a valve adjustment will need to be performed on the engine. If you can have the codes pulled from the check engine light I can say for sure whether or not the vehicle needs a valve adjust or if the transmission is losing its over drive which is 5th gear.

Autoparts stores ie. AutoZone can pull these codes for free. Once you have these codes please let me know and I can provide instruction on how to perform the valve adjust, when you kindly rate my service at 3 stars or more at the top of your screen.

Thank you and I look forward to helping you through this fix.