Question about Cars & Trucks

Open Question

2003 acura rsx. Can be going down the road and rpms will dramatically drop and check engine light comes on and within 2 seconds rpms go back up to where they were and check engine light goes back off. Also if I'm in sport shift the gear light on the dash goes off for those few seconds then comes back on. It's almost like the car is going to stall out, which it does if I'm sitting at a long stop light or still in traffic.

Posted by Anonymous on


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 182 Answers

SOURCE: idle

the throttle position sensor may be bad or you may have a vacuum leak

Posted on Oct 15, 2008


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i locate the check engine light reset button for my '03 acura rsx

There's none available....One way is to get the problem fixed and have the shop turn it off OR, Unhook your battery cable for 15-30 seconds. That should reset it...Keep in mind that if hte problem isn't fixed, The light will simply come back on.....

Feb 08, 2011 | Acura RSX Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Mph gauge shut off without check engine light

Have the codes read this will shed some light on the situation,it can be numerous things that can cause the problem you are having.Also have the alternator checked.

May 10, 2010 | 2002 Acura RSX

2 Answers

What does the check engine light mean for a 2003 rsx? i just started it up in cold weather, and it stalled. i waited a moment, and restarted, and then it worked. but now, the yellowish engine emissions...

your service engine light could literly mean some problem of over a hundred things ...which includes a code for a loose gas cap. what you need to do is have it hooked up to a scan tool which can help decipher what the issue do that you need to bring it to your service center and get them to a check for you. also if you live in the USA, Autozone does free scans also

i hope this helps.

Jan 08, 2010 | 2003 Acura RSX

1 Answer

Just did an oil change but cannot find the reset button on a acura rsx

I can tell you that on a 2003 you put the key in the ignition and press and hold the odometer reset. While holding the odometer reset turn the key to accessory. After a second or 2 the light should go off and then release the reset button.

Dec 31, 2009 | 2005 Acura RSX

1 Answer

How to remove the headlight assembly on an Acura

There will be screws in front and one or two pointing down on assembly.
You can go to 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

Nov 12, 2009 | 2003 Acura RSX

2 Answers

Check engine light on a 2002 Acura RSX

Just hit the reset button, i have a 03 Civic Si same motor as base RSX mine came on everytime when i kept disconnecting the plug, never came back on. (i have a short ram intake)

Jan 30, 2009 | 2003 Acura RSX

1 Answer

How do i reset the maintenance required on my 03 rsx-s?

Have you tried holding down the trip meter button then turn on the ignition whilst still holding down for at least 10/15 seconds?
Good Luck!
Paul 'W'
Onyer~EDSon(:0) {#><U.K.
Please remember to rate my solution!

Jan 20, 2009 | 2003 Acura RSX

1 Answer

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?

Dec 23, 2008 | 2003 Acura RSX

1 Answer

MIL light on

P0139 Secondary Heated Oxygen Sensor (Secondary HO2S) (Sensor 2) Slow Response This is the Catalytic Converter efficiency monitor, it is reporting that the Cat Conv is not working as it should (cleaning up the exhaust), how many miles on the car?

Dec 22, 2008 | 2003 Acura RSX

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

18 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides