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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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.
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My car starts up in the morning but wont start up in the afternoon.
Hi there. In some cases, a problem like this is associated with ignition system components that are worn out or loose fitting, while in other cases, it's due to reduced fuel pressure. This typically happens in cold weather climates, but...
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Q: 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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