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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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My car idles and turns off, and the radio turns on and off - 1998 Acura CL
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the fuse box for any blown fuses. Use a test light and check the fuses for power on both posts that appear on the fuses. Check the battery for load and voltage....
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Check engine light & caution light is on? What is wrong?
Hello there, a few common faults will cause your 2003 Acura CL to overheat and have the check engine light illuminated. Without knowing what codes your vehicle is displaying I can only offer general advice. The thermostat and gasket are...
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Will the Check Engine Light turn off by itself or do I need to manually turn it off after I fix the problem?
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The computer for this year will not turn off the light on its own until the Check Engine Light is turned off using a scanner. The Check Engine Light should be scanned to document...
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have the tcs light on all the time and engine light
The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This system counteracts over steering and under steering by reducing power and/or applying brakes to specific wheels. This is done...
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Car stalls while driving, and won't start up for 15-20 minutes.
Your car was built right on the cusp of the period when Honda products were transitioning to distributor-less ignition. If it is a model that had a distributor, then that is the first place I would look for trouble. The...

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