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Understanding the Acura Maintenance Minder Codes and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Acura Maintenance Minder codes indicate when and what service your car needs.
How to Program the Key Fob for Your Honda or Acura
Over time, it has become a convenience for us to have remote controls for different functions of our vehicles. Remote keyless entry is the most common, but many vehicles also...
How to Modify the Alpine Navigation in an Acura or Honda
Modifying the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) navigation system of your Acura or Honda vehicle with aftermarket software is an easy way to add additional customization features to the...
Acura Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers in the market for a used Acura vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program,...
How to Get Acura Dealership Certified
Acura car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Acura certified through the PACT program.
Maintenance Minder and Service Codes For Acura Cars
Acura scheduled maintenance is tracked by the Acura Maintenance Minder system. Main codes A and B combine with sub codes for exact service, like A1.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura ZDX
The 2012 Acura ZDX is a compact crossover that manages to combine luxury with a sleek format. It features a V6 engine, as well as seating for three passengers in the (small) back...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Acura RDX
Compact luxury SUVs have come a long way since the Acura RDX first showed up on the scene. However, to this day, Acura still produces one of the best vehicles in this category....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX
Honda’s luxury division has been busy making models to meet the needs and wants of a wealthier consumer base, but now Acura is back to a more affordable segment with a decent entry...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura returns from a spate of years devoted to the higher-end luxury market, and they do so in style with a car that practically invents its own segment. The ILX Hybrid is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura returns from a spate of years devoted to the higher-end luxury market, and they do so in style with a car that practically invents its own segment. The ILX Hybrid is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura RL
The 2012 Acura RL is a luxury four-door sedan that offers a decent amount of interior space and seating, as well as appreciable performance (although it’s limited to just a V6 engine)....
2012 Honda Pilot vs. 2012 Acura RDX: Which One Should I Buy?
Sport utility vehicles are fun in the sun, sand, dirt, mud, and even in the carpool line at school. Whether you’re hauling around your family or your family of pets, these SUVs are sure to make even a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're On a Budget
If you’re on a budget and need to purchase a car it can feel as though it’s slim pickings. Thankfully, there are plenty of great options available even to those on a tight...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Athletic Coach
If you are an athletic coach, you need a used vehicle with tons of room to transport gear. Once in awhile, you may have to take a player or two along...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Occasional Drivers
Not everyone relies on their car on a daily basis. Maybe you aren’t the type that deals with a daily commute, and running from here to there constantly. If that’s the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Your Kid's On the Soccer Team
If you are a soccer mom (or dad), you know that you need a lot of space to transport your budding World Cup contenders, along with their gear. From time to time, you can...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for College Students
You’ve done it – high school is officially behind you. Now it’s time to head off to a brand new world. College is that and more and you may need a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Fisherman
What do anglers look for, specifically, in their vehicles? Lots of room, plenty of cargo space, and sometimes, the ability to handle rough terrain. Some fishermen also want the option of towing a boat. With that in mind,...

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Acura TSX 2005 "stuck" while driving
It sounds like this may be related to the tear in the intake you are describing. If there is an intake air leak, this creates a intake pressure imbalance which can create a loss of power or intermittent power problems....
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Throttle Body
Hi There, As you might know, the throttle body is the component in your vehicle's intake system that controls the mixture of fuel and air intake into the engine. There are various other components that also work in conjunction with...
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Acura TSX 2005 "surging"?
Hi there. Unfortunately, the folks saying it's 100% the air filter or 100% the transmission are likely both wrong. In many cases, an issue you are talking about could be caused by BOTH, a slipping transmission AND a vacuum leak....
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I have a 2003 Acura TL type S and it is experiencing starting issues. The spark plugs have been replaced with NGK plugs and the co
Hi there. The Acura has an ignition control module, but I would suspect that your starting issues in hotter weather are fuel system related and not with the ignition system. As the weather heats, the ability for fuel and air...
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My 2006 Acura TL gear shift will not move what could be wrong
Hi there. The The vehicle stability assist (VSA) Off light is located on the instrument panel and illuminates whenever the VSA system is deactivated. When the VSA system is reactivated, the light will disappear. In general, when the ! light...
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Engine mounts
Hi There, A broken or worn out engine mount will usually cause a shaking or vibration. Engine mounts are generally rubber mounted braces that hold the engine in place to the chassis of the car. When these break or become...
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Jumper cables crossed.The car wouldn't start. Found it was a fuse that blew which we replaced. The car turned on but then we had t
If you are very lucky, you may just need a battery. When you cross the jumper cables, you can do a lot of damage in the blink of an eye. If it just trashes the alternator and the battery, you...
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Can I drive my 2004 Acura TSX with a bad AC compressor
Hello. Depending on what is wrong with the compressor will determine if it can be driven with it. If the compressor is simply not functioning and cooling the vehicle then you would be fine to drive it. If the pulley...
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Intermittent loud hissing ( pressure relief?) sound and white smoke from pass side of engine
Hi there. It is quite possible that your radiator cap is damaged or you have a loose AC connection line that is not properly tightened. It would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete a smoke coming...
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I'm looking to purchase a 2013 Acura TL from an Acura dealership in Wisconsin, but I wanted to make sure rust wasn't an issue.
Rami: The areas of immediate concern when it comes to rust are brake and fuel lines and suspension or frame components. Rust on exterior sheet metal (body panels) is somewhat "cosmetic" although of course I understand that nobody wants to...
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I just put in a new aftermarket radio into my girls Acura TL 2005 and I connected the harness's together correctly but no sound
Hi there. A common problem that occurs when installing aftermarket stereo systems is a fuse or electrical relay breaks. This can easily occur if the car battery was not removed during the service. I would verify all fuses and electrical...
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I have a 2010 Acura tsx and my drivers side headlight went out. it turned pink first while fading but now is completely out. I nee
Hi there. The headlights for Acura's tend to be rather pricey for some reason I still haven't figured out yet. However, you can request to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a headlight...
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01 acura mdx oil pan replacement, do i need to drop the subfame
You might have to remove the sub-frame center beam. The removal instructions do NOT refer to that component but, strangely, the oil pan installation instructions refer to it. It should be evident if the center bean is in the way...
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Should I buy an Acura tl 2009 with an engine replacement at 70k miles?
If a used engine was installed, to make a wise decision you would need to know exactly how many miles were accumulated on that used engine PRIOR to its transplant to the car that you are looking at. However, if...
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Hi, Joshua, I need time belt replaced on my Acura Mdx. I will provide all parts necessary, wonder how much you charge for labor? S
Hi there. To reach out directly to Josh and receive an estimate for this service, please click this link and enter your information for the timing belt replacement. Once our service team receives your data, they will send you an...
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I have an Acura TSX (' 94 I believe) it has about 120,000 miles on it. The steering was tightening up and a few other issues wer
Hi there. One thing to remember is that each vehicle is unique, as are the locations that offer this service. Pricing will always vary based on location, competition and the type of mechanic or facility completing this repair. In general,...
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05 acura tl wont crank till the third time trying?
If the problem occurred right after the service, there might be a connection. If the timing belt were not correct I would expect to see a check engine light, so that's probably not the case. But there might be a...
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Car is in drive but when I hit the gas pedal it does not go forward
If the engine speeds up, but the car does not move, it is possible that the shift linkage is maladjusted and thus the car is not actually in drive gear. That can be checked. Other possibilities are that the transmission...
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No acceleration
The problem sounds like the catalyst are blocked and causing excessive EGR backpressure and codes and loss of power. You will need to have the O2 sensors in the manifolds removed and the system checked for excessive back pressure indicating...
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Once in a while car temperature gauge goes from normal to hot when the A/C is turned on.
The condition of your car's cooling system was probably "marginal" prior to the a/c repair and what has happened is the additional engine load that a/c operation is now creating has "tipped the scales" and so you now see the...

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