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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.
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 Get Acura Dealership Certified
Acura car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Acura certified through the PACT program.
How to Modify the Alpine Navigation in an Acura or Honda
Modifying 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 already-installed system. Using a simple third-party computer program and a...
Acura Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers 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, and each one is set up differently. Read on to learn...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If 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 comes to resisting rust, not all vehicles are created...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're On a Budget
If 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 budget. Let’s take a look. The...
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 drive around...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura 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 the half electric portion of the brand...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura MDX
The The Acura MDX is one of the favorite SUV among consumers. It has room enough for seven passengers, has great handling, and is accommodating to all types of weather conditions. With its advanced technology and performance capability, it is...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura MDX
The The Acura MDX is one of the favorite SUV among consumers. It has room enough for seven passengers, has great handling, and is accommodating to all types of weather conditions. With its advanced technology and performance capability, it is...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Athletic Coach
If 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 with you as well. What this means is...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for College Students
You’ve 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 car during your pursuit of a higher education....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Prius C
Car Car buyers in the market for a sub-compact car with a low price tag should really take a look at the 2012 Toyota Prius C. Toyota led the way with hybrid technology when they first introduced the Prius, and...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura TSX
The The 2012 Acura TSX is a luxury midsize sedan that comes with superior comfort and convenience. This vehicle offers excellent fuel economy, reliability, and a simple pricing structure for a variety of different budgets. It drives easily down the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX
Honda’s 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 into the four-door marketplace. The ILX...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura 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 the half electric portion of the brand...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Fisherman
What 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, we...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura ZDX
The 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 seat. Overall, the 2012 ZDX is...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Occasional Drivers
Not 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 case, you may be looking for a car...

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Steering wheel jerks when going over bumps
You should check the steering rack and pinion mounts to see if they are worn? If okay then will need to have the vehicle on a vehicle rack and look for problems as steering is moved back and forth. You...
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After changing my battery on my Acura ILX 2014, the display button and backup camera does not work. How do I reset the backup came
If these two malfunctions did not start the instant you installed a new battery, they are probably not related to the battery. The camera is activated in reverse which means the circuit goes through the neutral start switch. That switch...
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2004 Acura TSX Temperature Gauge Rises To Near Hot in Idle
It is very possible that your electric cooling fans are beginning to fail. The electric cooling fans are intended to keep the engine cool while it is idling and at a stop. When the vehicle is being driven at higher...
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Why won't my car start?
Hi Ester. Thanks for contacting us today. The first step in diagnosing a problem like you've described is typically tracing and verifying electrical connections that engage the starter. This would begin with the car battery, followed by ground wire connections...
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Acura 2002 rl p0303 no spark
The coil in your application has a power wire, a ground wire, and a PCM pulse command wire (5 volt pulse) that operates the coil’s internal switching transistor. Although you may have measured battery voltage on the power wire (Blk/Yel),...
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How to change the oil pump on a 92 Acura vigor?
Hi Dawn. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When a camshaft breaks, it can cause significant damage not only to the cylinder head, but also bottom end deck if the head gasket was torched. If the deck is not blocked (or...
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Window off track
I have seen this issue before. This is usually caused by a regulator that is broken. The regulator is the mechanism the window is attached to. It is what actually makes the window go up and down. If the regulator...
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Window fell into door
Hi, sounds to me like your window regulator has failed. You would need to take off your door panel. Disconnect the old window regulator and install new one. Reconnect electrical and test to see if the window functions properly. If...
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White smoke from the exhaust
White smoke usually means coolant is burning. In your case it may be getting into the engine through an intake gasket or a head gasket. I've seen occasions where a gasket might leak under certain conditions, hot cold, high pressure,...
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White smoke from exhaust
Hello. White smoke out of the exhaust usually means that there is coolant getting into the cylinder head, or engine block. The most common cause of this is a blown head gasket. This means that the head gasket that sits...
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White smoke coming out of exhaust
White smoke is an indicator that the engine is burning coolant. The fact that the engine idles poorly points toward a problem with the cylinder head; most commonly, the head gaskets. When the gaskets fail, a leak between the cylinder(s),...
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transmission slipping
The transmission internal clutches may be worn out or the fluid is very low causing the issue. Check fluids first and if level is low then locate leak and fill system to see if it corrects issue or the transmission...
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SRS light on
If the lights on the left side of your car are not working, then there may be one of several electrical problems. Perhaps a bulb has burned out, or a relay has malfunctioned. As this problem is probably electrical in...
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spark plugs
Hello there, the spark plugs on your 2008 Acura RDX are replaced in regular service intervals. The service interval for your vehicle states the spark plugs should be replaced every 60,000 miles. The RDX is equipped with a maintenance minder...
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Shifting problems
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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Seat heater not working.
Having an inoperative heated seat is not out of the ordinary. Most times the heater grid in the seat goes bad. Generally this happens over time just due to the fact that getting in and out of the seat flexes...
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RPMs going up and down
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Rough idling during cold starts
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Problem with transmission.
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Power steering hard to turn
Although you added fluid, did you check to see that the level was in the appropriate mark for what the temperature the engine is (cold/hot)? If so, its likely that the pump bearing has failed and which means the unit...

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