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

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Possible causes of rough idle after changing Oxygen sensor…?

Got a 2005 Acura TSX 2.4L that I changed the upsstream Oxygen(Air/Fuel ratio) sensor after the check engine light came on. Since than, the car has never run the same. Engine idles very poorly (...
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2004 Acura TSX. Locating a missing unplugged wire under hood?

Bought a used Acura and I was looking under the hood and found this unplugged wire. It's orange and right behind the fuse. It's bunched up with other wires. Is it just and extra cable that doesn't ...
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Engine feels like it will stall after Air/Fuel ratio sensor changed?

Got an 04 Acura TSX that's been baffling me for the couple of weeks. Accidentally bought an Upstream Oxygen sensor instead of the downstream so I thought might as well replace it since I have it (keep ...
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05 Acura RSX type s engine mount failure

Passenger side engine mount has failed 3 times after Clutch replacement each time mount was replaced with a new one that exceed OE specifications. What is causing the mount failure?
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Fixing cracked door trim piece?

What's the best way to fix this? Is there some specific adhesive that is going to hold up well on that type of plastic? It's a 1st gen Acura TSX, and the seatbelt got stuck when closing the door ...
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Not enough catalyst data for SMOG inspection even after 350 miles

Place: California Car: 2003 Acura RSX Type-S I went on 4 week vacation in Dec, my car sat in garage. Now I have trouble getting my SMOG passed, I am getting catalyst data not ready reading, even ...
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Another Acura Navigation system question

I see that if the navigation system goes bad on an Acura you also lose the onscreen climate controls... My Acura has two types of climate control activation .1 is the onscreen you describe, the other ...
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Location of Fuel Pump relay on '07 TSX

I'm having frequent hard starting issues & think the problem is the fuel pump relay. However, I have no idea where this is located, presumably under the dash somewhere. Anybody?
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Parasitic Draw Traced to Interior Light Circuit but No Lights On In Car

I have diagnosed 2004 Acura TL with a multimeter a parasitic drain on my car and narrowed it down to the interior light circuit. Before I started pulling fuses to see which circuit was the culprit, ...
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have a 04 Acura with a 2.0 engine has manual 5-speed transmission drives good through 1 through 4th gear won't go into 5th

5 speed manual transmission drives good through 1st through 4th gear won't go into 5th it's a 04 Acura with a 2. engine would it be fine to drive 1 through 4th or is something else going out or would ...
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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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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 ...