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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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2007 Acura mdx 125K miles. Won't upshift above third gear. Codes p1717, p0842, and po743. Do I need a new transmission?
Hello, thank you for writing in. In this situation facing a potential several thousand dollars repair, you will likely feel better with a second inspection. The codes you have are for several electrical systems on the transmission. These do not...
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Can I powder coat calipers that are already powder coated?
You can put on a second powder coat on your calipers as long as the powder coat is the same product. The original powder coat will have to be sanded down to create a rough surface to allow the second...
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Camshaft vs timing chain failure symptoms 2009 Acura TSX
Hi there - wear or damage from timing chain components can be indicated by irregular metallic noises - rattling or tapping from the front of the engine. Worn timing chain guides, a weak chain tensioner, stretched chain - these all...
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Hit curb,replaced,rear trailing arm,strut,what else could it be 1995 Acura Integra
Hi there - the toe and/or camber arms could also be bent, as well as the actual subframe itself. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to...
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hole in casing of transmission by where it connets to block
It sounds as if the clutch has come apart, or the transmission internals have encountered a problem. In either even, it is most likely that the transmission will need to be replaced. It will really need to be inspected to...
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Is it possible to put 20" rims on a car that has 15" stock rim?
Yes you can put 20 inch rims on your vehicle but with limitations. This will depend on how wide the rims and tires will be and also if the tires will clear the struts and suspension parts when driving and...
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IJust changed the pressure hose for the power steering and I still have a leak.
Check the power steering system to see where the leak is coming from. The leak could be another hose, a fitting that is not tight or loose, the reservoir to the power steering pump could be cracked, or the system...
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No electrical power to fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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Chances of repairing a cracked exhaust manifold vs replacing?
If you are wanting to fix a crack in an exhaust manifold rather than replacing it, you would need to clean the manifold up, weld the crack, and clean the surface up to a true connection as the manifold will...
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Will 92 integra shifter linkage fit a 97 integra
Hi there. The linkage for a 92' Acura is slightly shorter than a 97' Acura linkage I believe. However, if you just need the bushing, it should be compatible.
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When I put the key in the ignition, all lights come on but it will not start.
There should be power available at the starter solenoid and it is grounded by it's mounting to the engine and there is a ground cable attached to one of the mounting bolts. When the key is turned, there should be...
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How can I be sure it is fuel pressure reg and not the pump?
If you suspect the fuel pump is not pumping enough pressure then you will need to have a fuel pressure test with a fuel gauge to check to see if the pressure is high enough or not. You can have...
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Why does my check engine light come on then turn off?
Hi There, The check engine light can come on for many different reasons. There is a good chance that what you are describing may be related to the evaporative emissions control system in your vehicle which is possibly why the...
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2006 Acura TL Has High Idle
Your vehicle uses electronic throttle control to maintain the desired idle speed. In this system, the engine control module (ECM) receives input from various sensors to determine how much the throttle should be open. It then opens and closes the...
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Misfiring
Hello and thanks for writing in. Unhooking one ignition coil will not cause all other cylinders to misfire, but will rather only cause that particular cylinder to misfire as it is not receiving any power from the ignition module causing...
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Swapped transmission and installed new clutch kit now car wont start.
Hi there. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if it is unplugged. If the crankshaft position sensor is not plugged in to the harness, then the sensor will keep the engine from starting. A camshaft position sensor will try...
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My 2004 Acura TL is not blowing cold air. I have gotten a new A/C compressor as well just last year. It started acting up in January of 2017.
Hi there. The air conditioning system can have many things that could contribute to a heat cycle condition. Check the following conditions to find the source of heating issue: Check The condenser for any dirt or plugged up vent...
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Car is idling at high rpm's and when the days are hot the car cranks but doesn't turn on and also exhaust is smoking when i rev it
Hello - your symptoms suggest worn piston rings or valve stem seals (smoking), and a possible air leak in the intake, or idle air control valve sticking open (high idle). Both are signs of a higher-mileage engine with significant wear....
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My car stopped accelerating while driving and turned off.. lights and everything else would work but car wouldn't turn on 2002 Acura MDX
Hi there - there are 2 failures in particular that are likely candidates at your mileage level - a failed timing belt, and a fuel pump malfunction. If you don't hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds when...
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No start when AC is on
Hi There, It sounds like you may have an AC compressor that may be frozen or beginning to wear out resulting in the compressor putting additional stress on turning the motor over. Many times AC compressors will fail due to...

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