Dec 202016

2005 Acura TSXMy car is getting very poor gas mileage, about 10 mpg.
What could be causing this?
I have had it serviced at a few places, but there has been no resolution for this issue.


RESPONSE

Is your check engine light on? You can get the codes pulled at just about any local auto parts store for free. The codes will give you a good indication on where to start with the issue. Post them below for more information on each code. A faulty engine sensor can have a drastic affect on fuel mileage.

According to fueleconomy.gov the in city fuel mileage on this vehicle is normally around 20 mpg. If you are letting the car warm up before driving it will decrease. Low tire pressure will also decrease fuel mileage. A clogged air filter or dragging brake caliper will also decrease fuel mileage.

Dec 162016

1997 Acura RL97 Acura RL. Vehicle won’t start. Battery is fine, starter is fine. Fuel pressure fine. Spark at coils fine. Has not jumped timing A scan revealed a Coolant Temperature Sensor code. Replaced and cleared code. Still no start. Ideas? Trying to avoid replacing unneeded things for the sake of trying it (knock sensor, camshaft positioning sensor, ECM, etc). So what further things could I do to diagnose this no start?


RESPONSE

Determine what it is not getting and concentrate on that part of the system. I have a wonderful diagnostic chart that may help. What was the code?

Jun 022016

2006 Acura RSXI have problem starting the car. I stepped on the clutch and turn the ignition and will hear one click. but, If I rapidly stepping the clutch while turning the ignition, the engine starts. Could this just be a bad starter?


RESPONSE

Yes, the most likely reason would be a bad starter.

One click is usually a bad starter or loose connection at the battery. However a loose connection is also accompanied with dash lights going out. A bunch of repeating clicks would indicate a bad or weak battery. Since you are experiencing one click and sometimes it starts and others it doesn’t, a starter replacement would be right course of action.

Starter ReplacementStarter Replacement Labor Time: 2.4 hours

Starter Replacement 2006 Acura RSX Type S

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May 242016

1996-acura-integraCar died on the freeway . Wouldn’t start. It sat there for five minutes then tried again and it worked … later it did it again … lights work fine, engine tries to turn but it won’t. I noticed that it struggles to switch gears and when I let the gas pedal go the rpms drop real fast. Found pcv valve with a hole and corrosion on contact point …what can the problem be?


RESPONSE

First thing to do would be to determine what it isn’t getting and try to narrow down the cause.

Dec 112015

2004-acura-tl
Recently my 2004 Acura TL has been cutting off while I’m driving. The lights stay on and everything, which leads me to believe that it is not a battery-related problem. The car will restart with no problem but the same problem occurs.

Nov 232015

2003 Acura TL S-Type
When I started driving it this morning after letting it warm up, I noticed the car was running rough and the check engine light was on. As I proceeded to the nearest gas station, the check engine light started flashing along with the triangle exclamation point light and the vsa light. When I got to the gas station I checked the oil and it was fine. I started the car again and drove for a short distance before the check engine light came back on and flashed. This time not vsa or exclamation. But I think those may have come on had I kept driving

May 082015

My wife complained that the A/C took a while to get cool.So I checked it and she was right. I thought it may need to be charged so I added refrigerant to the system about 12 oz.and 3 oz of pag oil. Then I noticed that the engine would run real rough and almost choke out every time the compressor would kick on. also the compressor would kick on and off very frequently.I then took it for a ride and with the ac on med fan it was cool but not totally cold.I then place the fan on high and it started to get warmer. I don’t know whats going on for the engine is running rough and cutting out when ever I turn on the A/C. Please can you help!

Apr 072015

Change front motor mount and front left motor mount also both front axles when I took car for aligment was told my engine was about to fall !said I need subframe bolts acura wont sell them to me said they need car cause many bolts involve what cause this ?where can I buy this bolts? Is that the right name? Can I get picture of the bolts ? Please Im carless need help thank you