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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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Headlight on the passenger side keeps going out. Have replaced the bulb and the ballast.
Hi there. Check the harness to the headlight with the headlight switch on and see if there is a voltage present. If there is a voltage, then check for resistance on the ground side of the harness. If there is...
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Why is my passenger tire sunk in alittle? could it be the lower control arm?
Worn or broken control arm bushings, a faulty ball joint, damage to the steering knuckle and strut, misalignment, a weak or broken coil spring, and so forth are all possible causes of what you are seeing. The noise could be...
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Acura sounds like...
Hi there. We're not quite clear on what you are referring to when you state that the "Acura sounds like it's accelerating at 40 mph and up". If you mean the RPM is higher than it should be, it's possible...
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About how many hours does it take to change a timing belt on a 2005 Acura MDX? I'm just trying to figure out how much the labor is
In most cases, if the mechanic has the right tools to complete the job, replacing a water pump then priming the radiator and cooling system correctly can take up to 4 to 6 hours of labor. The timing belt can...
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My AC will not blow air.
Hello, The blower moto resistor is what controls the speed of the motor rather than the power to the motor. This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear...
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car wont start
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can do in order to test and inspect the distributor. To start, remove the cap and look for any contamination or water. Make sure the rotor inside spins freely....
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DO YOU USE GENUINE PARTS FOR OXYGEN SENSOR PARTS TO REPLACE
Hi there. Yes, you can request that we use genuine parts. And yes, we do come to your location to perform the service. Your request is being forwarded to customer service for more information. Please have your vehicle make, model,...
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Will using the incorrect ATF on my car cause sensors to fail
With regard to the 2003 Acura TL Honda states in the Owner's Manual, "Always use Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Transmission Fluid). If it is not available, you may use a DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement. However, continued...
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My engine accelerates while in park and while driving
Hi there. It sounds like the idle air control system is faulty. It sounds like it's sticking in a higher position and causing the concern you're experiencing. Are there any warning lights illuminated? If so, this is a good place...
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Does the Transmission and Differential take the same fluid on a Acura TSX?
Hello, I would not recommend to use transmission fluid for the differential. Yes, Acura did use a transmission fluid for the rear differential originally called Z1 but a new fluid (DW1) was formulated and Z1 production ceased. However the fluid...
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Check engine light is on for a O2 Sensor-high voltage
Hello. Usually a high-voltage O2 sensor check engine light code will be caused by a faulty O2 sensor itself. Though at times it can be caused by other issues such as shorted wiring, a leaking vacuum line, or even a...
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The check engine light is on. P0158 code!
Hi there. I think you'll find this article on the P-0158 OBD-II error code helpful, as it will explain common causes, solutions and symptoms related to the code.
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I've been trying to swap an older engine into my car but the mechanic I chose can't figure it out
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to help you with this without being there to inspect your car and the motor you're trying to install. In general however, anytime you swap motors, it's vital to choose a motor from the...
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VSA Light still coming on after replacing the brakes.
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
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My car os about to hit 230000 miles its an acura integra gsr what parts should i replace so tjat my car keeps running for a long t
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's maintenance needed at this point is going to largely depend on that types of repairs you have main recently. Typically at this stage in the vehicle's life, any component is capable of...
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Clicking sound from brakes
Hi There, This can happen for a number of reasons, but is usually related to a brake pad being installed incorrectly or potentially a loose brake caliper. I would suggest taking a look at the springs, shims and clips that...
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I have a Acura ZDX 2010 with 90,000 miles when should I replace the timing belt
Hi there. We have a great tool on this website that allows you to search for routine maintenance services for each make and model of vehicle we service. This will show you when the timing belt should be replaced. In...
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Hard to shift into gears while the car is on. (Manual) 2007 Acura CSX
Hi there, the failure of your clutch to disengage could be due to two factors: first, air may have gotten into the clutch hydraulic circuit, making the pedal soft or spongy - and the clutch fail to fully disengage. Second,...
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Not getting fire, changed coil and camshaft sensor?
Your vehicle is equipped with a crankshaft position sensor. That sensor is on the primary side of the ignition circuit and consequently you should test the sensor and all wiring to the distributor to be sure it is functioning. If...

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