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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...
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Car makes whining noise when accelerating
It sounds like the power steering has a low fluid level condition. Check the power steering fluid. If it is low, you have a leak. If the pump doesn't have enough fluid it will make a strong whining noise that...
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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),...
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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...
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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...
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odd noise coming from wheel area
Racers call that power braking. It sounds like you spun the tires off the line. That is a normal thing to happen when you take off aggressively. In a more powerful vehicle, the tires can spin for much longer than...
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Short shifter dropped
What probably happened is that a bolt or nut has worked itself loose and lost control of the shifting linkage. Maybe some Loctite on the threads could help prevent this from happening again. Have a certified mechanic diagnose this shifting...
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question - broken ignition after car attempted to be stolen
I'm sorry to hear that someone attempted to steal your car. Unfortunately, there is no temporary solution for this. The car will continue to act this way until the ignition switch is repaired or replaced. With the ignition damaged, the...
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Throwout bearing fork problem
Hi, if there is no fluid leaking from under the car then the linkage has an issue somewhere. All of the components in the clutch linkange are susceptible to wear and tear over the years and should be inspected. A...
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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...
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My car runs hot all the time ever since I bought it??
Hello. An engine that runs hot can be caused by many things. A few common causes are air in the system, a stuck thermostat, or a bad water pump. The first thing I would do is double check and make...
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I changed my camshaft already and erase the code to turn off my check engine light, but the light still comes on after 30mins.
Replacing the camshaft requires nay adjustments to various other components to properly ensure that the timing is set correctly. When this is done there are various sensors that monitor camshaft position and speed to control timing and fuel. When this...
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Tried all possible ways of checking to see where the problem exist... can't find it...it probably a short but the D light blinks
Hello and thank you for contacting Your Mechanic. The drive light (D light) is coming on from the transmission range sensor. The sensor on the transmission tells the computer what gear the transmission is currently in. When the sensor fails,...
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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 prior to the purchase to check for other potential issues. Although, the two issues you have described are...
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Dashboard lights flicker and beep when the key is out of the ignition
Hello. Dashboard lights blinking are a common electrical issue with this vehicle. Most of the time, if the battery is fine, it is a connection issue on the negative battery cable ground connections. The connections become corroded or loose and...
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Engine cranks and dies out, has to be restarted to finally get running
Hello. If the engine is cranking slowly, then it is either a failing starter or there is an issue with the positive battery cable to the starter. The most common being the starter itself. I would start by doing a...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...

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