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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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Lock cylinder on 1995 Acura Integra
Hi There, You are correct in that typically, when the key requires some manipulation or wiggling in order to get it to turn properly, this usually means that the tumblers inside the lock cylinder are worn out or that your...
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PCV Vales
There is one PCV valve and two hoses on your engine. If the engine oil has been changed regularly, the valve is typically trouble free. You can test the valve operation to some extent by pinching off vacuum to it...
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My 2003 Acura TL will start right up but when I put it in gear it cuts off. It will crank back up but I get the same reaction when
Several possibilities could account for this. The torque converter could be locked up. To get an "indication" of that possibility, you could try raising engine speed to around 1,800 RPM and then, with a clear path ahead, put the gear...
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I did a motor swap I put a 94 5 cylinder honda motor into a 91 vigor car it won't go into gear or idle
First, of course, be sure that you carried over the complete Honda vehicle electrical system to the Acura because the engine computers (hardware and software) for the two engines that you are referring to are not interchangeable. That alone can...
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Replacing water pump?
Hi There, If the actual mileage is only at 15,000 and no leaks are present, you should not need to replace the water pump. The timing belt replacement is generally due at specific intervals due to the wear and tear...
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Refurbishing my current car.
Hi There, This is a question that involves many different variables that will depend on many different things such as sourcing of parts, the extent of labor performed and quality of parts, paint, materials, etc. Large restoration jobs such as...
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I am looking for window regulator and switch for Acura TSX 2005 passenger size. How much it will cost me?
Hi...both of these repair services are available. To obtain an exact quote for the window regulator repair or replacement, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's window regulator repair service page. Similarly, to get an exact quote for the...
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Shifting from 2nd to 3rd, car stopped going fast. Now it won't go at all.
It is possible that your clutch has failed. The sound you are hearing is likely due to the clutch not engaging with the engine due to it being worn. I would recommened having your transmission inspected by a qualified transmission...
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Car cranks, but doesn't start at all after bad overheating.
If the sales receipt, or any other paperwork they gave to you, says it's a 2001 model year, your best bet is to just return the car and get your money back. As far as the present no start condition,...
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My car idles up but only drives a little
You could have the cause pinpointed in a loss of power diagnostic. The mechanic first has to determine if this is a transmission (mechanical or electrical control) issue or an engine related issue. If engine related, there are sensors that...
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What can be causing my car to have OBD2 codes: P0301- P0306 come up on scanner? Could the cooling system cause this?
P0300 codes are all misfire codes. the last digit designates the cylinder where the misfire was detected. In your case P0301 and 306 mean the misfire was detected on cylinders 1 and 6. You probably won't be able to fix...
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DTC's:P0301- P0306, besides the coil packs and plugs, what else can I check to resolve this problem?
Hi there. Our website has many resources that will help you understand these codes and what they mean. In regards to the P-0300 to 0306 codes, that indicates random misfires are present. Read this article to learn more about the...
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I have a 2004 acura tsx, is it possible to use a 2004 honda accord main power switch on my acura tsx?
Hi There, Yes, the main relay for the Honda Accord is the same for the Acuras as well. I would suggest double checking the part numbers to be sure, but they should be interchangeable as they are exactly the same....
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Front 2 wheels locked up
Hi there. Based on what you've described, it's possible that either your CV joint or CV axle shaft has broken or an internal component inside the front differential has broken. This is one of those repairs that might be better...
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Joshua, I have a '02 Acura MDX with about 90K miles. It has always been garaged (since 2003). It's probably time to change the m
Since all the belts need to be removed to get to the timing belt I would recommend all accessory belts be replaced also. I would also recommend replacing the water pump and thermostat at the same time since the water...
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No crank problem. turn key nothing happens. dash light fuse and door lock fuse blown. new battery, good connection.
Hello, thank you for writing in. LED headlights are supposed to run a lighter load on the electrical system, and they should not harm fuses or the vehicle when installed properly. Due to the age of the vehicle, you may...
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Whenever I drive 1.5 miles, the s3 light starts blinking and then when I stop my car and come back to it, the car won't start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is difficult to determine the issue without some more information. To start, when the check engine light illuminates, you want to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. These are what set the check...
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I have an Acura RL 2005 with 140k miles, never the transmission fluid has been change. Should I change and do the three times flus
Your vehicle has a Maintenance Minder system, that provides automated reminders of when particular services should be performed. If Maintenance Minder code "3" displays on your instrument panel, you should replace your transmission and transfer case fluid. However, if you...
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05 Acura TSX outside for a year and a half. What should be done to put it back into service?
Be sure to check all the fluids before starting it up.You might be able to start the car right up with a new battery. But if it has been sitting for a very long time, the fuel may be stale...
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White sweet smelling smoke out the exhaust and a little cooler dripping front front
White, sweet smelling smoke coming out of the exhaust means you're burning coolant. It could be that an intake gasket is leaking in a place where coolant can be drawn into the engine. Or it could be that a head...

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