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Dying at idle
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air intake as it comes into the...
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Lights on dashboard on,new battery leaking battery acid, car radio smoking. What could this be?
The first thing I would suggest would be to check the charging voltage. Most alternators are capable of way more than the 14 to 15 volts that they are regulated to. If for some reason your charging system has gone...
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Banging noise in rear going over bumps, mechanic said struts and struts mounts are fine.
Considering that this vehicle has independent rear suspension, it is possible that a rear ball joint, toe adjuster, or control arm bushing has some play. This will cause a noise very similar to what you are hearing. It is also...
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Steering wheel Problem
Your vehicle is equipped with electric power steering. Failure of the steering wheel to return, and re-center itself, can be caused by vehicle misalignment (in particular, caster is off), damage to the suspension, or faults in the electric power steering...
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I need help
Hi there: In some cases when you have excessive wheel speed, internal driveline components ranging from CV axles, joints or internal driveshaft connections can break. It's quite possible that this may have occurred when you tried to get "unstuck". The...
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Ripped cv boot
Driving with an axle boot that is torn will cause the internal lubricating grease to get washed out of the joint and dirt to get into the joint. If you have to make a trip it should be able to...
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Performance issues and check engine light
Hello. If the check engine light has remained even after the vehicle was serviced then either the issue is still present or another one has developed. Retrieving the trouble codes will likely reveal some insight on what the issue may...
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Transmission 2003 Acura TL
Hello - the most common failure for this transmission involves 2nd gear, and inadequate internal lubrication to this gearset. There is a Honda Recall (#04V176000) that addresses this issue. The first task is to be sure this Recall repair has...
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Battery/Car Not Starting
It sounds like your new battery may not be charging sufficiently due to a failing alternator that may not be charging properly. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating...
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Poor shifting the first few minutes every time
If the transmission is only acting up when you first start up and until the transmission warms up a little is going to be the seals and Teflon rings inside the transmission are leaking fluid pressure most likely. The leaking...
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When accelerating my steering wheel shimmers, like a slight wobble only while accelerating
Failure of the outer CV joints would more likely cause audible clicking or clunking on turns and not vibration. And, if the rubber boots are intact on the driveshafts (especially on the outer CV joints), it is not likely there...
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Rotten egg smell, all lights on dash board are on BUT the check engine light is off.
Simultaneous illumination of "all" warning lights on the dash while driving, when there is no underlying fault, indicates an electrical failure. That failure would have to be diagnosed in a warning light diagnostic. With regard to the check engine light,...
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Headlight flickers, then goes completely out
If the vehicle has conventional halogen headlamps, then I'd look for a loose or broken ground to the headlights, either at each individual headlamp, or the headlamp circuit. If the vehicle is equipped with HID (high intensity discharge) headlights, then...
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My car will not move at all in any gear. It starts up fine but does not move in gear.
Hi there. Check the shifting cable from the shifter housing to the transmission and see if its out of adjustment. A shifter cable that is out of adjustment will cause the shifter on the transmission to be out of sync...
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Just rebuilt the transmission and after picking up the car it's making a vibration . 2006 Acura TL
Hi there - a key question in resolving a vibration issue is "Is the vibration related to vehicle speed, or engine speed?". If the vibration comes from the engine, even if the car is not moving, there could be a...
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Power steering pump on 2012 Acura TL needs to be replaced. Due to location a power bar also needs to be replaced. Cost over $3,000. Is this a good price?
Question sent to CS for a quote on replacing the power steering motor, programming, and replacing an electrical component attached to the motor. This is in comparison to a quote that was given for the parts and labor.
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Both High Beam and Low Beam Not Working
It's possible that your headlight switch is the source of the problems you're having; (especially if it's all headlights that are not working correctly). It's also possible that you may have an exposed wire somewhere creating a short in the...
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Turned a corner and must have accelerated too fast
It sounds like you broke a CV Joint. The CV joint is a ball and groove affair that allows the axles to transmit power to the front wheels. If it fails, it usually happens when you are in a sharp...
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only heast when driving cold when idle. heating core flushed twice. heat control valve and blend door seem to be working
The normal operating temperature for most automobile engines, including yours of course, is in a range of 185 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. If your dash gauge is reporting a temperature as low as 140 degrees F, that likely means the...
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No heat at idle
If the thermostat is not open yet then the thermostat will not let enough fluid to flow into the heater core. You should have both heater hoses into the heater core hot when idling. You should let the engine run...

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