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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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Dying at idle
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Lights on dashboard on,new battery leaking battery acid, car radio smoking. What could this be?
The first thing I would suggest would be to check the charging voltage. Most alternators are capable of way more than the 14 to 15 volts that they are regulated to. If for some reason your charging system has gone...
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It is possible that you have what is called a parasitic draw. A parasitic draw is when the battery is being discharged when the engine is not running. This can be due to things such as car chargers left in...
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High mileage and oil grade.
The oil that the manufacturer recommends is 5w30 and it is the only oil that you should use. If you try to use a thicker 10w30 or 10w40 then you may be not lubricating the engine good enough. The thicker...
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Poor shifting the first few minutes every time
If the transmission is only acting up when you first start up and until the transmission warms up a little is going to be the seals and Teflon rings inside the transmission are leaking fluid pressure most likely. The leaking...
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When accelerating my steering wheel shimmers, like a slight wobble only while accelerating
Failure of the outer CV joints would more likely cause audible clicking or clunking on turns and not vibration. And, if the rubber boots are intact on the driveshafts (especially on the outer CV joints), it is not likely there...
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Noise coming from power steering belt area.
The serpentine belt should be removed and then the engine run momentarily to see if the noise goes away. If the noise goes away, obviously the cause is one or more faulty rotating elements in the belt circuit. A mechanic...
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Do i need to replace the starter?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a starter solenoid that is hanging up on the flywheel when you turn the key to start the motor. The starter solenoid has a small gear on it that reaches out to...
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My car will not move at all in any gear. It starts up fine but does not move in gear.
Hi there. Check the shifting cable from the shifter housing to the transmission and see if its out of adjustment. A shifter cable that is out of adjustment will cause the shifter on the transmission to be out of sync...
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My car is pulling to the right so I need an alignment or do I need a new tire
Hello, The tire pressure can definitely make a difference in your vehicle pulling to one side or the other, but it sounds like you have checked this. Despite the alignment being done a year ago, this could have changed based...
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Just rebuilt the transmission and after picking up the car it's making a vibration . 2006 Acura TL
Hi there - a key question in resolving a vibration issue is "Is the vibration related to vehicle speed, or engine speed?". If the vibration comes from the engine, even if the car is not moving, there could be a...
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I smell gas in my car! What can that be?
You should have the complete fuel system to include the vapor system checked for any leaks. You may have a leaking seal on top of the fuel tank that is leaking vapor that is getting into the passenger compartment. ...
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Car makes a knock noise when going over pot holes or bumps also shakes when on the freeway
The noise over bumps is most likely suspension related. knocking sounds can be cause by worn ball joints or tire rods. Also, worn struts or strut mounts can cause a banging or knocking sound as can a broken coil spring....
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Power steering pump on 2012 Acura TL needs to be replaced. Due to location a power bar also needs to be replaced. Cost over $3,000. Is this a good price?
Question sent to CS for a quote on replacing the power steering motor, programming, and replacing an electrical component attached to the motor. This is in comparison to a quote that was given for the parts and labor.
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Both High Beam and Low Beam Not Working
It's possible that your headlight switch is the source of the problems you're having; (especially if it's all headlights that are not working correctly). It's also possible that you may have an exposed wire somewhere creating a short in the...
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How much for an oil change, battery change and alignment cost?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of replacing the battery, changing the engine oil, and performing an alignment.
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power steering whining
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only heast when driving cold when idle. heating core flushed twice. heat control valve and blend door seem to be working
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My car had electrical damage due to rodents and needs dash harness replaced. How long does a harness replacement typically take?
The wiring harness in the dash would need to be repaired most likely since the new harness would not be available anywhere. The labor will be on a time and materials basis and most mechanics would not want to take...
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No heat at idle
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