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  • Archer, Sterling
    Archer, Sterling - 2008 Acura TSX - Engine - 3/26/2015
    Car died while driving- Diagnosis needed please.
    My car went haywire this morning. The following things happened today: All of my warning lights came on and starting beeping- (Check Engine, Air bag system, Passenger seat belt, Vehicle Stability Control, etc.) The Radio started turning on and off every 10-15 ...
     
    • Teddy B
      3/26/2015 Teddy B
      Did you not check for a failed battery ?
  • abraham831
    abraham831 - 1994 Acura NSX - Engine - 3/17/2015
    Having problems with starting my car
    i charged the bateryy from my car itstarted up fine,i also turn it on acouple more times it was fine but lateron the day i try turning it back on and it diint want to start
     
    • dale
      3/17/2015 dale
      Have altanator checked
  • Kenny
    Kenny - 1995 Acura Integra - Engine - 1/15/2015
    My acura Integra wont start
    The car has always since we've owned it had a problem starting whether its cold or hot..I have spark at the plugs, I have fuel pressure, Checked the injector with a noid and they fire, the timing belt is fine. Obviously the main relay is good or the injectors would ...
     
    • Steve
      1/15/2015 Steve
      Starting fluid can run the car on its own even if all the injectors were clogged. Did you check to see if the intake or if the exhaust is clogged. like the air filter and catalytic converter
  • Kenny
    Kenny - 1995 Acura Integra - Engine - 1/14/2015
    Acura wont start, turns over, has fuel pressure , spark, compression
    The car has always since we've owned it had a problem starting whether its cold or hot..I have spark at the plugs, I have fuel pressure, Checked the injector with a noid and they fire, the timing belt is fine. Obviously the main relay is good or the injectors would ...
     
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  • darryl osborne
    darryl osborne - 1994 Acura Integra - Engine - 1/9/2015
    My check engine light just came on loosing power is it safe to continue driving, and what could the problem be? a
    also making weird noise
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      You can get your check engine light checked for free at just about any parts store.
      Like AutoZone, exc. However I'd bet the exhaust system is restricted. It would
      cause a lack of power and the weird noise you're hearing
  • darryl osborne
    darryl osborne - 1994 Acura Integra - Engine - 1/9/2015
    My check engine light just came on loosing power is it safe to continue driving, and what could the problem be? a
    also making weird noise
     
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  • cmdiaz1983
    cmdiaz1983 - 2006 Acura MDX - Engine - 12/11/2014
    What is that craping sound after i turn the car on?
    Its usually first thing in the a.m. when i go to start the car as i turn the ignition on a scraping noise proceeds and it just stops? This only happens in the morning i guess when the car is not warmed up?
     
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  • Dmitri20
    Dmitri20 - 1998 Acura CL - Engine - 12/10/2014
    Why is all 4 cylinders misfiring?
    I have checked the fuel pump and fuel pressure it's good, I changed the coil pack and it still wouldn't start and then I changed the distibutor and it still will not start. I'm getting zero fire at all I'm checked all spark plugs and they are good.
     
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  • lori
    lori - 2004 Acura MDX - Engine - 12/9/2014
    Drove car with 1 qt. of oil in it for 7.5 miles. What kind of damage would it have and how long before it shows up?
    Walmart changed my oil and did not fill it before car was returned to me. They did a bad job at draining it so there was 1 to 1.5 quarts of oil still left. Drove car 7.5 miles that way. No noises apparent. When will the damage begin to show? Anything I can do to ...
     
    • Teddy B
      12/9/2014 Teddy B
      I would install a good quality oil filter like a Wix & something like
      Mobil 1 full synthetic 5W-20 (most likely what it should have-check your manual)

      Then hope for the best

      How did you notice that problem?

      So now you see what happens at jiffy lube-- wal mart-- quick lubes etc.

      Best to do your own oil or stay with a local shop for you entire life-- if you know what
      sort of work they turn out & your invited in the service bays from time to time- to build a
      relationship

      Nothing you can check

      Your saying they never drained it all & never added any?

      1.5 quarts would hardly get picked up or get you home

      Teddy B
      12/9/2014 lori
      Long story short, I waited an hour and a half and they told me they had not started on it yet, so I said then I need to leave. They had started on it. Drained it, but did not fill it. My oil light was on, but I thought it was because I needed an oil change still (now I know the difference). They called and towed my car back to the shop. I did not notice any problems. My husband watched them "fix" the problem and there was about a quart still in the car.
      Teddy B
      12/9/2014 lori
      We don't normally go there, but I was in a hurry. They have admitted fault and told us we have $350 to get it checked out by a mechanic.
  • lori
    lori - 2004 Acura MDX - Engine - 12/9/2014
    Drove car with 1 qt. of oil in it for 7.5 miles. What kind of damage would it have and how long before it shows up?
    Walmart changed my oil and did not fill it before car was returned to me. They did a bad job at draining it so there was 1 to 1.5 quarts of oil still left. Drove car 7.5 miles that way. No noises apparent. When will the damage begin to show? Anything I can do to ...
     
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  • Mg101772
    Mg101772 - 1997 Acura TL - Engine - 11/26/2014
    Got my car stuck in water trying to drive through. Pushed it out. Finally got started but runs rough.
    Let it sit overnight to dry out but it still runs rough
     
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  • david
    david - 1993 Acura Legend - Engine - 11/22/2014
    Won't crank,gets fuel has no spark"or firing
    Was going down the interstate and it just stop running all of asudden
     
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  • californiaillest
    californiaillest - 1997 Acura TL - Engine - 10/31/2014
    Why do my fans stop working from time to time?
    I recently noticed my car was overheating at a drive thru and I diagnosed the cooling fan was not coming on at all not even with ac on. I reolaced the motor on the fan and it startrd working beautifully. It didn't heat at idle and it came on at the right times. Now ...
     
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  • californiaillest
    californiaillest - 1997 Acura TL - Engine - 10/31/2014
    Fans come on whenever they feel like it?
    I recently noticed my car was overheating at a drive thru and I diagnosed the cooling fan was not coming on at all not even with ac on. I reolaced the motor on the fan and it startrd working beautifully. It didn't heat at idle and it came on at the right times. ...
     
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  • Anthony
    Anthony - 2008 Acura MDX - Engine - 10/22/2014
    Why is our mdx exhibiting a hesitation after stepping on the gas and instability in the idle?
    When u step on gas there is a staggering acceleration with a brief hesitation. While driving the idle is fluctuation up and down. Temperature seems a bit higher than normal although right at half way marker. We experienced these issues mildly at first but ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/22/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires