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White smoke coming out of exhaust

White smoke is an indicator that the engine is burning coolant. The fact that the engine idles poorly points toward a problem with the cylinder head; most commonly, the head gaskets. When the gaskets fail, a leak between the cylinder(s),...

Loud noise when accelerating

The scenario you described seems likely, however, the only way to know for sure would be to get your exhaust system checked. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and run a...

Power steering stopped working overnight during really cold weather

If fluid has leaked out, check the level in the power steering reservoir. If low, as a temporary measure you may be able to add fluid restore the function, that is if the leak is not too large. If there...

how many front and rear suspension bushings does a base 2002 acura rsx have?

I see at least 8 bushing "positions" in the catalog. Depending on application, position, make and model, some of these control arm bushings bushings will last for much longer than 15 years (your car is 15 years old). The bushings...

My car starts up in the morning but wont start up in the afternoon.

Based on your description, it sounds like you may be having an issue with your fuel system. I would recommend having your fuel pressure tested to determine if the fuel pump is functioning properly. I would recommend having this test...

I just did a radiator flush on my car and now I'm loosing all my coolant out of my reservoir and my radiator what could be the iss

Normally, the cooling system pressure should be around 16 psi so if you have a reading of 13 psi, that would be considered low. If you are positive that you have a leak, I would recommend locating the leak and...

My car overheated while on the highway. I added coolant and let the engine rest and cool down. Now the car will not start. How can

Hi there: Unfortunately, there is no exact reason we can offer to you as to why the vehicle won't start now after your overheating issue; without first inspecting the vehicle. However, if the vehicle overheated on the highway there is...

Should i buy this Acura RSX Type S with a idle control valve that need to be fix?

Hello. This is a very low price for an otherwise great car. I would recommend having an expert mechanic inspect the car (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/pre-purchase-car-inspection) prior to the purchase to check for other potential issues. Although, the two issues you have described...

question - broken ignition after car attempted to be stolen

I'm sorry to hear that someone attempted to steal your car (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-keep-your-vehicle-safe-from-theft). Unfortunately, there is no temporary solution for this. The car will continue to act this way until the ignition switch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/ignition-switch-replacement) is repaired or replaced. With the ignition...

Grinding during shifting from third into fourth gear and reverse

Hello. There are some common issues with this car that will cause this. Most of the time, changing the oil in the transmission will help. If the fluid does not fix it, then it can be a failing clutch, as...

My headlights and dash lights flicker

Hi Andrew. Thanks for contacting us tonight. What you are describing is incredibly rare - but in many cases is caused by an electrical system short or a stored error code triggered by - believe it or not; a security...

car cranks but won’t start code is P0339. Already replaced the crank shaft sensor but still won’t start. It does randomly start up

A common reason for the P0339 code is damage to the crankshaft position sensor wiring harness due to exposure to engine oil. The wire harness and all terminals should be carefully inspected. Also, the reluctor ring should be inspected for...

engine makes a rattle noise on cold start. Noise goes away as it gets warm. When i turn on the ac the rattling noise is louder.

Among the possible sources of this noise are accessory drives (pulleys, alternator, etc.), the timing belt (or serpentine belt) tensioner, and loose heat shields. The fact that use of the a/c worsens the noise would point toward the serpentine belt...

Clutch replacement

This is not one of the services that can be done on a mobile service call due to complexity of the service needed.

3rd gear and up, losing power after 3k RPM, can't get above 60mph, smells burnt.

Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic...

Low idle, Stalls dropping into neutral?

This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...

Car makes a loud sound every time I start my car, at idle, and when driving at low speeds

Hello. The first thing to check would be your fluid levels. I'm not sure what type of noise you have, but ticking noises at idle can be linked to a low oil level. If there is a vacuum leak, the...

Soft knocking noise - 2003 Acura RSX

Hello. If you are getting excessive camber, you still may have lower control arm or joint wear and should be checked when you are replacing the struts that are making the knocking noise. Make sure the upper strut bearing mount...

Map sensor car won't start up good ?

Your MAP sensor is an important input for your computer. It helps determine the load on the engine to calculate the correct amount of fuel to inject. It sometimes takes a few seconds for the vehicle to realize that the...

The engine cranks and sputters out, the car has to be jump-started

Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a battery. The battery may be shorting internally and intermittently. It needs to be load tested to know for sure. If it is definitely fine, then the issue may be in...

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