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  • Cedave
    Cedave - 1997 Acura Integra - Engine - 4/13/2014
    Car barely accelerates from a stop. Why won't it accelerate when in gear?
    1997 Acura Integra 1.8L Auto Trans, when accelerating from a stop, the engine will not rev up. With the pedal pushed nearly to the floor the car will vary slowly accelerate, eventually once it gets to approx 3000 rpms it finally starts to create power and will ...
    0 answer
  • kenyonmack
    kenyonmack - 2001 Acura TL - Engine - 4/13/2014
    Erratic shifting
    2000 accord 2.3 vtec shift at high rpm and hits hard when it's placed in gear
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Acura CL - Engine - 3/30/2014
    my radiator fan is not on while driving,my temperature gage gets high also.
    I have installed new engine thermostat, radiator cap and fan relay,but the engine still overheat.
    • Ali
      3/30/2014 Ali
      sometimes there is air in the coolant sys trapped there. burg it
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Acura TL - Engine - 3/1/2014
    Oil leaks into spark plugs
    when changing plugs their sitting in oil
    • Jimm
      3/1/2014 Jimm
      Most likely the condition is due to leaking valve covers. Are the spark plugs threads covered in oil - or only on the exterior surfaces?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Acura TL - Engine - 2/12/2014
    Headgasket repaired. Car ran for 2 weeks. Mechanic states car was run hot, so need to replace/pay for headgaskets again.
    If headgaskets were replaced, why would the car be running hot to require headgaskets to be replaced again?
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/11/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You getting crapped on. ridiculous answer from your mechanic,. cop out by him. If your mechanic did head geaskets and gave you a pretty big bill for that I'm certain and this repair could not prevent the engine from overheating, then it was a misdiagnosis to begin with. Sounds like this guy is a jerk and you are not gonna win this. Have it fixed at another shop and sue him to get your money back. You will win. Document everything.
    • John's Auto Repair
      2/12/2014 John's Auto Repair
      I agree with HouseCall. The original cause of the overheating must be found first. Because
      apparently the headgaskets wouldn't have failed so soon.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Acura Legend - Engine - 1/26/2014
    Engine starts then stops
    IP goes blank when key is released from start position
    • Bill
      1/26/2014 Bill
      Start with some housekeeping. Remove and clean battery terminal clamps, this may also reset ECU. Do this first and let us know.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Acura TSX - Engine - 1/22/2014
    I JUST REPLACED AND ORDER AN oxygen SENSOR FROM YOU. replaced it last night cleared the codes and 20 min. later back on
    I had the code read today and it shows the same oxygen sensor as being bad. Is it common for it to take time to get acclimated to the system or is it a bad sensor? order # was RL31092270..
    • John's Auto Repair
      1/22/2014 John's Auto Repair
      Not neccessarly. You didn't mention which O2 sensor you replaced. Is it before or after the
      catilytic converter? It makes a difference in diagnosing your problem
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/22/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You also did not post the code number. The liklihood of the sensor being a defect is slim. The cause was not a bad sensor to begin with.
    • Jimm
      1/22/2014 Jimm
      There were (are) no parts ordered nor supplied directly from the AutoMD website.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Acura TL - Engine - 12/23/2013
    Battery parasitic drain overnite, new battery, blue tooth stopped working
    car was jumped, started right up. driving was fine but if left overnite, the car would not start in morning-OS temp 60F. system put on charger at shop, checked alt/starter-all ok. after 2 hours, tech noticed system was drawing amps out of battery with system off. ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/23/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Handsfreelink Control Unit is faulty. Replace it. probability here is 100%. There is no other cause. It is a slam dunk. Most people just unplug the module and don't use the HFL.
  • lvierra
    lvierra - 1990 Acura Integra - Engine - 12/21/2013
    Engine sputters and has no power
    1 starts fine, idles normal after start up. 2 sputters and no power on acceleration 3 then sputters on idle 4after driving for a while gradually starts to run normal. 4no warning lights no check engine light
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/21/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the front oxygen sensor and / or the distributor assembly as these two things comprise 90% of running issues with Integra.
      12/21/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Also confirm first that the timing belt is properly aligned and that it did not jump a tooth.
  • greasemonkey20
    greasemonkey20 - 1995 Acura Integra - Engine - 12/13/2013
    Oil leaking relatively fast.
    I have oil deposits located around the cam seal on the passengers side, where it seems the oil pan gasket is in the front portion of the engine, and somewhere in the back that's dripping onto my exhaust, causing burning oil smell in the cabin of the car. Where would ...
    • Jimm
      12/13/2013 Jimm
      Engine oil leaks can be difficult to trace - due to dirt covering the oil leak and the capillary action (where the leaking oil tends to 'migrate' to a different area). The most common spots are; valve cover gaskets, front cover / timing cover gaskets or seals, oil pan gaskets.

      Try this as a first step - spray engine cleaner and thoroughly clean (pressure wash) the engine to remove all old oil deposits. This way, you can better observe the oil leak source - without guesswork.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1991 Acura Integra - Engine - 11/30/2013
    Can anyone help me fix my car's poor performance?
    I have a 91 Acura integra and it's been having some issues running properly. Here are the symptoms. All symptoms are inconsistent. -low idle after car warms up (about 750rpms). I've already tried adjusting the idle screw. -sometimes when the idle is low, it will ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/30/2013 HouseCallAuto
      This car has some well known things that would always get replaced on every Integra at some point, so my best strategy here rather then take up multiple exchanges of information here over days, I will treat this answer a bit different than most and I'm gonna tell you what to buy and what to replace (unless I mention something you replaced already, I want you to replace what I say.

      1. Put in a new distributor. Dorman makes new units at a remanufactured price. Set ignition timing correctly with a timing light.

      2. Distributor cap and rotor if not included with new dist. new ignition wires.

      3. Replace the map sensor

      4. Replace the front oxygen sensor

      5. You should not have been adjusting the throttle body screws at all. Put them back to where they were before you turned them if you can see where they were from thread markings.

      6. Replace the IAC, don't clean it.

      7. That should get you fixed with an almost 100% probability.
  • lvierra
    lvierra - 1990 Acura Integra - Engine - 10/13/2013
    Engine sputters and has no power
    1 starts fine, idles normal after start up. 2 sputters and no power on acceleration 3 then sputters on idle 4after driving for a while gradually starts to run normal. 4no warning lights no check engine light
    0 answer
  • nice1andeasy2_4u
    nice1andeasy2_4u - 1992 Acura Integra - Engine - 10/1/2013
    Car will not stay running, when I start my car, initially the car will run, rpms up high, and after 5 seconds rpms will
    drop and car will shut olff
    0 answer
  • john
    john - 2003 Acura TL - Engine - 9/29/2013
    I've got an exhaust smell coming from the AC vent of my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0. When the AC is blowing.
    I can smell it when the vehicle is moving even if the AC is off and the air circulation is open what are the possible causes. I can smell it on my hands if the air blows on my hands. Please help!
  • mwskks
    mwskks - 1997 Acura CL - Engine - 9/28/2013
    1997 Acura CL 2.2, will not start
    car cranks but will not start,does have spark to plugs but does not have pulse to injector. When trying to start the D4 light will blink. Have changed fuel pump, distribitor, injector relay, computer, ignition relay under dash and car will still not start. Does ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/28/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I suspect that you have no battery voltage to any of the injectors. Check for power there and if no power check for a bad connection out of the injector resistor at the lefty rear corner of the engine compartment - (the thing with the heat sink fins) or for lack of a better way to say it - find out where you lost power going to the injectors.
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