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Luxury division of the Honda Motor Corporation. Available since 1986 in the US & Canada.

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2008 Acura TL sometimes doesn't start on first try

I have a 2008 Acura TL and have been having issues starting my car. Recently when I turn the key in the ignition, the car electronics will go out like it lost power. I've learned that opening and ...
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Weird object in cylinder head preventing spark plug install

My friend has an 04 Acura TL (Engine Model J32A3). The car was loosing power and shuddering and the engine light came on. It appears that each cylinder is misfiring. Below is a screenshot of the code ...
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Ticking and burping noises after valve cover gasket change and radiator issues

I'm a first time driver. Got my (first and only) car, an Acura 99 TL, about 8 months ago with 155k miles. I have driven it for about 9k miles now. Had no issues whatsoever, except for an occasional ...
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Mothballing Integra for nine months

I plan to garage a 95 Integra for 9-ish months in Florida garage. I plan to use a fuel stabilizer and disconnect the battery. The battery will be put on a trickle charger 3 days before starting. ...
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2011 Acura TSX 2.4l base model 6 spd manual transmision

I have 2011 Acura TSX 2.4 l, base model 6 spd manual transmission. In October 2018 it was experiencing a slipping clutch so had the clutch replaced at a garage. On the way back from the garage after ...
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Acura MDX burning oil - how long can it run?

I have a 2012 MDX with 75,000 miles on it. I love this car! I noticed that the oil level was abnormally low about 2700 miles after an oil change. I first noticed this at about 50K miles. I thought ...
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I did a oil change but forgot to drain the pan and now I have oil leaking through air intake

It's blowing out thick white smoke and rattling pretty hard, I have motor oil coming out of my air intake and I can't put the air conditioning on cause it just shut the car off. I don't know what to ...
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Smoking battery when jumping from another car

Smoking battery when jumping it and when I tried charging it the voltage meter kept jumping up n Down. Also while the vehicle was running it just completely died on my 2005 Acura MDX. Does anyone know ...
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HDS/HIM for 2009 Acura TL [closed]

Does anyone know of a way of performing a "PGM-FI INSPECTION -> ALL INJECTORS STOP" procedure on a Honda/Acura car with a low cost HDS/HIM tool? Thank you.
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Radio sound issues

I have a 2003 acura mdx. Radio worked but CD player n tape player did not work only radio. I went to a junkyard where I found the same vehicle and pulled the radio plugged it in just as the other ...
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windshield condensation when running air conditioning

My air conditioning is sufficiently cold but occasionally I've noticed a little thin film of condensation on the lower surface of the windshield. The area is across most of the width of the windshield ...
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Why would Acura still use SOHC?

I noticed that Acura still uses SOHC engine on some of their cars. Is there a specific reason why? I've personally talked to an Acura technician about this question but he just said it allows better ...
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Problem with my Acura integra

My 1997 Acura integra has been having a problem when I get into 3rd Gear I’ve been trying to accelerate but the car stays going the same speed but RPM goes up to around 4000 why is it doing this all ...
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Acura TLX Vibrations in steering wheel and cabin

Information: 2016 TLX 2.4L Tech Package, purchased around November 2017 as a demo car with around ~7000KM on it. Currently has 13000KM on it. The vibration is gentle throughout the cabin and most of ...
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Broken spark plug white portion cracked

The white portion of the spark plug cracked while i was twisting it off and now i cant get the plug out and the 10mm for some reason wont get out either
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Starter scratching sound, cold and hot starts

https://youtu.be/vniNT-J21wY Turn up your volume, when I crank and only when I crank there’s a scratching sound coming from the engine bay, nothing after I release the key when the engine starts. Is ...
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Welded nut broken inside subframe

So I was replacing my rear upper control arm (passenger side) for my 1995 Acura legend today, and I was trying to take out the bolts that go into the subframe. One of them was hard to turn, so I got a ...
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Suspension bouncing left and right

I have a 1995 Acura legend and it was a project car to replace all suspension parts, bushings etc. basically I started with the rear suspension, replaced everything there including struts and bushings ...
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Why is my car overheating in the winter?

I am a novice when it comes to cars but I am trying to learn. Here is what is going on. Car 97 Acura Cl I replaced the radiator in the summertime and forgot to put coolant back in the system. After ...
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Vibrations In Steering Wheel During Cold Weather

Basically brand new car bought from the dealership with ~6000KM on it last week. They did a fresh oil change and helped me install winter tires for me. However when the vehicle starts up during cold ...
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New Vehicle Steering Wheel Vibrates in drive but stops in Neutral/Park

I just bought this DEMO 2016 Acura TLX Tech with 5000KM on it. The dealership just did a fresh oil change around August.They also installed new winter tires for my vehicle too! I drove it for 1 day ...
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Gasket between master cylinder and brake booster?

So I replaced my master cylinder on my 1995 Acura legend and there a hissing sound coming from the brake booster area. Upon more thorough inspection, I found that placing my finger on the bottom side ...
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Won't pass emissions, Bad ECU?

So, Last year my 94 Acura Integra AT passed emissions by the skin of its teeth, this year it won't pass, I have noticed in past year and half that dropped from around 30mpg to about 15mpg. Some times ...
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O2 Sensor Voltage Output

I have an Acura legend (1995) that I did a header swap on and replaced the o2 sensors. They aren’t connected as of now and the car is running rich because of it. If I wanted to trick the car into ...
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Intermittant crank, intermittant start / Acura TSX 2004 6spd manual

OK, I've been fiddling with this for 2 hours and I'm fed up, but I need your help and I'm willing to mail you a beer or something if you can help me diagnose that stupid issue! I've read other similar ...
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Check VSA System - Acura TSX

Yesterday I started my car and had the Check VSA SYSTEM light on. I was not sure what it could be. After looking into some forums, I realized that it might have to do something with tire sizes (people ...
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both low and high beams lit

When I set the switch to turn on the low beam, both the low and high beams became lit. I think the dashboard also showed the high beam indicator. This problem was fixed by simply disconnecting the ...
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Acura Dealerships Overfill Oil

I have been to multiple Acura Dealerships within California (3) and I have noticed a common trend after an oil change. It seems that every single one of them overfills the oil past the max fill line. ...
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Cannot control heating/air due to bad DVD! (Acura MDX)

I tried searching for this question but could not find it. Anyway, first of all, I am not anything even remotely close to a mechanic. But we have a major issue with my wife's Acura MDX. I can't ...
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B18A1 Acura Integra Motor

I have a B18A1 motor. Is it possible for me to use the oem crankshaft for a turbo build? I also am wondering if anyone would be able to give me insight about using aftermarket pistons with the stock ...
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95 Integra Starter

Integra 95 LS: starter has not been replaced (ever!). Vehicle had difficulty starting and the battery was replaced after 50 months of service. It started a few times and now the vehicle does not ...
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Electrical? Idk what it could be

I have a 1999 acura cl 3.0 and i was driving down the road and my car shuts off and it gets kinda hard to steer, ill pull over put it in park and it will start back up and sometimes do it again. I was ...
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95 Acura Integra LS: 3rd, left & right brake lights remain on after engine shutdown

Issue Brake lights (3rd, left, rear) lights are on after removing keys from ignition. If not corrected, this will drain the battery Corrective Action Failed: turn headlights on / off Failed: ...
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Complete exhaust system replacement necessary?

The car in question is a 2000 Acura TL, dual exhaust system. One exhaust pipe of the dual system snapped off and is hanging down low. I took the car in to two different mechanics, they both said ...
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95 Integra Power hiccups

A 95 Integra has had recent cooling problems corrected (new radiator \ water pump) and is now experience 'hiccups': momentary drops in power during acceleration of the vehicle between 2-3K RPMs. ...
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serpentine belt or alternator or battery? car keeps dying?

So I had a leak in my power steering pump and all the fluid was leaking on/near my serpentine belt and my alternator (Acura tsx 2006). I changed the seals on my ps pump and it stopped leaking. Now I'm ...
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te: 95 Integra Engine Coolant leak

New radiator was installed yesterday, because of severe leak. Radiator was topped off with coolant. White milky film observed in old radiator: mechanic indicates that this oil that has infiltrated ...
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Difficulty starting car: caused by radiator leak?

OBSERVATIONS 95 Acura Integra LS has been emitted a funny smell of cooked chemicals for the last three days after running the vehicle. Today, there was difficulty starting the car that followed a ...
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Uneven readings for tire pressure

I'm new to this community so please instruct me if the question needs improving. On an Acura 2010 TL SH-4WD, is the following reading normal regarding the tire pressure? The tires are winter tires ...
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Tie-rod final test

After replacing the tie-rod and bellows boot, the steering wheel was rotated left + right: wheels moved as expected. Is there any other simple test that could / should be done?
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Tie-rod boot replacement

Goal: install tie-rod 'bellows' boot. Having unusual difficulty seating the inner (larger side) boot on the steering assembly. Unable to see and must do it by feel because this Acura only has access ...
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How to properly apply heat to loosen screwed-in outer tie rod

An outer tie rod is bound (screwed into) the inner tie rod as described in this previous posting. I will replace the tie rods, but plan to keep the jam-nut. If I were to apply heat from a propane ...
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Outer Tie-rod removal

UPDATE: Both tie rods were removed by unscrewing the inner tie-rod from vehicle: rotated steering wheel to maximum to improve access removed bellows boot to expose wrench-able area of inner tie rod ...
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Difficulty removing Outer Tie Rod from steering knuckle

On my '95 Acura Integra LS, the driver's side outer tie rod is embedded in the steering knuckle. I am unable to loosen the jam-nut. How do I remove the outer tie rod from the steering knuckle? ...
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Grinding clutch

i have a 00' integra and i think the original clutch is still in it, 180,000km. when i have the car in gear there is a faint grinding sound. the same thing happens only more so when i engage the ...
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Acura smoking and shaking [closed]

I have a 96 Acura, my son was driving 700 miles. last hour or two of the trip he said the car started shaking. few hours later he said it started smoking under the hood and he opened the hood and seen ...
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Car wont start unless I use jumper cables but battery is fine

2002 Acura RSX. Battery is fine all lights come on in car. Car will even almost start just missing that last step. I am only able to overcome the last step when I use jumper cables.
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Acura MDX rear-seat cup holder not opening

I have an Acura MDX 2008, and I recently noticed that the rear seat cup holder was broken. It won't open up. As I don't have a warranty on the vehicle, how can I fix this issue? Thanks!
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Diagnosing fuel pump relay on 2004 Acura TSX

My wife's '04 Acura TSX began having issues starting towards the end of last summer. It would turn over just fine, but took 5-10 seconds to actually start running. The problem was intermittent - some ...
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Damage to shocks over speed bump

There was a poorly marked speed bump on the way into the mall and I hit it going probably 15mph over the rated speed. It was a small speed bump (not those humps that induces rocking, ~1 feet in ...