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Car sounds like running on five cylinders
Hi! On your specific vehicle when 1 out of 6 the cylinders fail it is known as a misfire, usually rooted from a electrical problem not an mechanical engine problem which is great news. Often times it will be the...
Cracked radiator?
If you have added fluid to the radiator more than once in a year and only have to add more than a few ounces then you may have a leak in the radiator. The stains are the green dye they...
My car turns off in the middle of driving. 1998 Acura CL
Hey there. You should have your ignition system checked. It can possibly be an ignition coil or ignition control module causing an intermittent fault when either of them getting too hot. Both are not uncommon problems with Honda / Acura...
How would a failing TPS sensor affect how my car runs...?
Hey there. Since the throttle position sensor is responsible for relaying information to the ECM and has a hand in trimming fuel / air mixtures, ignition timing, and other critical functions that control the engine's operation, a failing TPS sensor...
Car running hot
Hi. Since your vehicle's cooling system was recently serviced, I would start with checking for air pockets in the system. Air pockets are common when the cooling system is opened, like in a thermostat replacement. The air pocket can flow...
Power steering not working in a 2003 Acura CL
Commonly in your car, there is an o-ring on the power steering pump that will, over time, get brittle, and leak. When this happens, the pump can suck air into the power steering fluid and cause the fluid to aerate,...
Bouncy suspension with aftermarket kit.
Excessive bouncing in the suspension is typically caused by a lack of dampening for the amount of spring used. Dampening the ride is the function of shock absorbers and struts. They may be worn out, blown out (look for signs...
My engine light came on approximately 10 months ago. I had a diagnostic test ran on it. It stated that I needed a TCM.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The traction control module is a part of the ECM, but usually is a separate component from the main control module. The best way to solve the issue is to have a professional mechanic...
Why is my a/c not blowing out enough air to cool my car ?
If you hear the A/C blower running at the different speeds but the air coming out of the vents is really low then you most likely have a clogged cabin air filter or a clogged evaporator (if your car was...
My abs motor relay is missing. Would that prevent my car from starting
If you are sure it is the ABS relay missing, then that will not prevent your car from starting. That circuit is unique only to the brake system. If the engine does not crank over fast when starting, you...
Car shuddering
When the vehicle stability assistance (VSA) control module detects wheel spin, it sends a request to the modulator unit to apply brake pressure to slow the spinning wheel. At the same time, it sends a signal to the traction control...
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...
ABS light is on
Hi, have you taken the car to get the computer scanned? Typically when the ABS light is on the Check Engine Light should also be on, this lets you know that the computer has detected a fault in the ABS...
Turn signals not working
Hello. Aside from the light combination switch, there are some other components that need to be functioning properly in order for the turn signals to work. If there is a problem with the turn signal relay, turn signal bulbs, or...
Exhaust and radiator.
This sounds like potentially a catalytic converter issue in addition to broken exhaust mounts. The smell of fuel along with the overheating suggests that the catalytic converter may be clogged. As you may know the catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust...
The dash shows SRS light on
Hello. Since the light is on the computer needs to be scanned for codes to know for sure what is going on. On this vehicle though the most common cause of this is a seat belt sensor issue or a...
The car shudders in the front end, during braking at around 75 mph
Hello. If all of these parts have been replaced and the problem persists, then you either have a bent wheel hub or there is a worn out engine mount. Both of these will cause this. I usually check the engine...
Car shakes and the check engine light is on
Hello. If you have misfire codes on all of these cylinders, then the problem is much more in-depth. Most of the time when this occurs on one side of the engine, it is because the timing belt is worn out...
Check engine light keeps coming back on
Hello. I would need to know the exact codes to be able to give good information about this. If you have a reoccurring misfire code, then a compression test needs to be done to see if there is an internal...
High transmission revving, check engine light and TSC light on
Hello. Since the Check Engine Light is on, I would usually scan the computer for codes first. This would give me a good indication of what is going on. Most of the time when the transmission acts like this and...

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