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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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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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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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Do i need to replace the starter?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a starter solenoid that is hanging up on the flywheel when you turn the key to start the motor. The starter solenoid has a small gear on it that reaches out to...
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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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Front 2 wheels locked up
Hi there. Based on what you've described, it's possible that either your CV joint or CV axle shaft has broken or an internal component inside the front differential has broken. This is one of those repairs that might be better...
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Car has P0420 code and idles around 1500-2000
There are a number of things that code P0420 relates to, most of which will directly or indirectly affect the performance of the catalytic converter. This may be caused by a faulty oxygen sensor, fuel injector leaks, faulty spark plugs,...
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Powerful resistance when shifting into 1st, 3rd or 5th gear
Hi there. To be blunt, I can't figure how making any adjustments to a fuel system component would impact the transmission. The only time this would apply is if the engine idle speed has increased; which can impact the transmissions...
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When I am in 2nd to firth gear and try to kinda floor it, it revs to 4 and goes back to normal. Would it be both of my 02 sensors
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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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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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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Car does not start
Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to be sure...
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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...
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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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Smoke and burning rubber behind the steering wheel
There are a number of things that may cause a burning smell, but the most important part is that it could be something potentially dangerous that could start a fire or cause a failure of some kind in traffic. I...

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