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Diagnosis of slow brake leak

The easiest way is to check is to jack the wheel up (put it on a jackstand), take the wheel off, clean off the affected areas with brake cleaner, then have a second person push on the brake pedal hard ...
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Tie-rod final test

No - that's all you need to test. Now drive the car to a nearby garage and get them to do a front-end alignment on it - you won't have gotten everything exactly where it needs to be, so let them fix ...
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serpentine belt or alternator or battery? car keeps dying?

Here is where I would start. First check the tension of the belt, just a quick push on the belt and you'll be able to tell, if its firm it's good, but if the belt has slack you'll need to tighten a ...
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Difficulty removing Outer Tie Rod from steering knuckle

Using a BFH (Big F-ING Hammer), hit the steering knuckle right on the end, directly in line with the arm. Leave the jack in place and don't be afraid of it. Hit it like you mean it. The tie rod end ...
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How to properly apply heat to loosen screwed-in outer tie rod

Keep the torch pointed at the exact same spot, don't move it around. There is usually dirt or metal shaving nearby that will start to glow orange, that's your cue that it's hot enough. 30 seconds is a ...
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Outer Tie-rod removal

2 things about removing inner tie-rods: Yes, the outer tie-rod (tie-rod end) needs to come off first in order for most tie-rod removal tools to go on In my experience, tie-rod removal tools don't ...
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Car wont start unless I use jumper cables but battery is fine

It very well can be a bad battery even though the lights come on. Starting the car is the single hardest thing (draws a lot of amperage) for the battery to do. If it is becoming weak, it will become ...
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Uneven readings for tire pressure

Well, there's a few things going on here: your tire pressure monitoring system is saying the pressures are OK (first line at the top) the units for these numbers are kiloPascals (kPa, right next to ...
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windshield condensation when running air conditioning

From your description, this is normal. If you check it out, you'll probably find the condensation is on the outside. You've made the windshield sufficiently cold enough that the moisture is dewing on ...
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Weird object in cylinder head preventing spark plug install

It appears the threaded portion of the body has broken away from the body itself. The split would have occurred at the point where the image below points to as "spark plug gasket". This could have ...
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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

David's comment is correct. It's either the linkage, a damaged or bent shift fork, or something wrong with a synchronizer or internal transmission component. Try shifting into 5th with the engine ...
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te: 95 Integra Engine Coolant leak

Finding oil in the coolant system most often means a broken head gasket. There is a tester that you can use to see if this is a problem, which costs $35 or so. Amazon has one here: https://www.amazon....
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95 Acura Integra LS: 3rd, left & right brake lights remain on after engine shutdown

Look at the brake light switch, then look for the plastic stopper that the switch plunger contacts. If it is missing or broken the switch plunger does not get pushed in causing the lights stay on all ...
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Shifting Problem

I'm in no way an expert on either Acura nor Automatic gearbox service. But in one episode of wheeler dealers they had a problem with an automatic Porsche Boxster, it was a "tiptronic" gearbox which ...
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Acura MDX burning oil - how long can it run?

Acura just posted a recall and oil consumption test on all 2012 mdx. Just call your local dealer to set up the test which costs approx $40. Then they will start the process of rebuilding the piston ...
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Fixing cracked door trim piece?

This is what I use for plastics There other brands and types but this is specifically the best I have found for the price. There is better but pricey. Pull the door panel for best results. Clean ...
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How to pin brake piston: required to install new brake pads

It should not take a "ridiculous amount of torque" to open up the pad spacing to fit over the rotor. First of all, before you place the new pads you should ensure that the piston is pushed ...
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Tie-rod boot replacement

I was a Service Manager for and Acura dealership. Also an ASE master tech. Put the boot in hot water for a few minutes. This will soften the boot, making it more pliable, allowing you to push/slide it ...
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Difficulty removing Outer Tie Rod from steering knuckle

Using a proper ball joint separator makes this much easier - either a pickle fork (basically a wedge that you hammer in): or threaded-type:
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Grinding clutch

This is a transmission, not a clutch problem. The only time the clutch itself can make any noise is during engagement/disengagement. You may hear noise if the clutch is slipping, but it wouldn't be ...
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Car wont start unless I use jumper cables but battery is fine

I had that problem once; good battery but "Jumping" was occasionally required to start it. My problem was I had used a special research ( not commercial ) corrosion inhibiting grease on the battery ...
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Car wont start unless I use jumper cables but battery is fine

As CharlieRB pointed out, just because the lights come on doesn't mean the battery is ok. However, there are a few other things it could be. It could be that the battery is OK, but is not being ...
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Damage to shocks over speed bump

At most, you may have knocked the alignment out, however you probably didn't damage the suspension otherwise. If the shocks are really old, they can start to leak if you hit the bumpstops hard, ...
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Diagnosing fuel pump relay on 2004 Acura TSX

The power in the in pins 1 and 3 proves that fuse 19 is OK and that the PCM will turn on PGMFI relay #1 and further that said relay will supply power to the fuel pump relay (PGMFI relay #2). It does ...
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Damage to shocks over speed bump

Relax! Your car is designed to take MUCH MUCH more substantial punishment than what you have explained here. It is very difficult to determine the suspension travel distance of a particular car but be ...
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Complete exhaust system replacement necessary?

It depends on the overall condition of the exhaust system and why it broke (and how much damage was done). Assuming that the system is in generally good shape, and that the catalyst has life left in ...
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serpentine belt or alternator or battery? car keeps dying?

Assuming there is good belt tension, there may be an issue with your alternator's voltage regulator, which is built into the alternator in most modern vehicles. While your alternator tested good, the ...
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Won't pass emissions, Bad ECU?

Does it show a check engine light (CEL)? Search for Integra CEL ECU Codes and you will find instructions to show any system codes and take appropriate action. If you aren't getting a CEL then ...
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Why would Acura still use SOHC?

The big question back at you here is why shouldn't they use SOHC engines? The biggest reason to use them is because DOHC engines are more expensive to produce (which price would get pushed back onto ...
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Mothballing Integra for nine months

As @SolarMike says, there's quite a few questions on similar subjects here - see the long-term-storage tag and the linked question There's only one thing I'd add to the answers in the linked question,...
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