2003 acura rsx cough and sputters full throttle or taking off. any time of day Help
2003 acura rsx only get heat if the car is running on highway or over 3000 rpm, other than that it blows cold air, anyone?
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On the RSX I'd check the IACV (Idle Air Control Valve) It's on the bottom of the throttle body and if stuck open can cause this. Also, make sure to check all sensors under the hood are in and tight. If it's none of those may want to look at the fuel pump.
misfire in all 4 cyclinders hmmm...... compression tester check compression 125psi is good 100 and lower is bad (head gasket they go bad) if that is good, do fuel filter,, or charge system is bad, or bad ground or bad coil
It's possible that there's a short someplace. You'd have to take it to the dealership for a diagnostic check. This will cost you money. Electronics in these cars is not an easy fix. The random side air-bag thing happens in our cars often. It's a bug in the system but doesn't mean anything is really wrong with it. Happens to everyone I know that has an RSX, which is about half the people on the forums in clubrsx.com (your problem may be different than anyone elses)
Check the forum there, people may be able to help you far more than here.
There will be screws in front and one or two pointing down on assembly. You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual for your acura. It has diagrams and step by step directions on everything. Plus much much more
Sounds like intake air system, look for cracks in hoses (possible intake manifold gasket) all vacuum hoses and connections. Make sure TPS and all filters are clean. Sounds like a lean mixture/flooding issue. Common problems with FWD is the Air Intake Hose, lots of flexing. Cracks form on the bottom and debris comes off inside over time(thus fouling the TPS downstream). Remove inspect carefully, If it is hooped you can fab one up yourself with PVC and some clamps and Aluminium Dryer Ducting. With the proper alignment and bigger airways you will boost your performance. The TPS can be cleaned with Carb Cleaner, replace the air filter and then test with a Vacuum Pressure Gauge install in line, directly off a Intake Manifold Vacuum port.