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Acura rsx 2002 won't start below -15

Car turns over fine but will not catch when weather cold- as soon as it warms up to -7 outside, car starts

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You might have water or condensation on your gas lines. put an additive that removes condensation from the gas lines and see how that works for you.

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 acura rsx cough sputter

Regarding the heating issue, sounds like your thermostat is stuck open so the coolant isn't heating up. (May need replacement) Does your engine temp guage show it running colder than normal?

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: acura rsx trunk latch stuck & won't open

could be the spring release in the lever on the trunk itself. If you can hear the acuator locking/unlocking(that is all it's ment to do) then the spring release is the problem. you need to unbolt the latch from inside the trunk and once the trunk is open you can trace from there. I had the same problem due to a minor fender bender and I just fixed mine last week.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine speed hunts on idle. Auto trans slow shift.

The fast idle valve is inside the throttle body. Sometimes it backs out and needs turned back in (it's threaded). This will cause the loping idle.

Get transmission filter changed with new fluid. Honda does not recommend transmission flushing.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 acura rsx cough sputter

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.

Try that and get back to me? I'll be around...


Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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SOURCE: stereo code for Acura RSX

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https://radio-navicode.acura.com/?src=inq

If not then the code will only be available from your local Honda Dealer or a Decoding Service ...who will plug in a laptop to read/recode your memory chip (EEPROM)

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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SOURCE: just replaced the starter on a 2002 Acura RSX.

If the RPM's are going pretty low to where the car seams like its about to die, then it could be a vaccum leak. Whick could be cause by a bad gasket or something maybe didnt get sealed right when putting everything back together. If you do decide to change the gasket, i would recommend the "Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket". Its thicker and not made from metal and also keeps your intake manifold cooler.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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