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Check Engine and noisy belts in the hood

Hi I just got an ACURA RSX 2003 and i dont know if this needs timing belt replacement or is it a chain that doesnt ever need to be replaced and self adjusting? Problem is my idle is rough, im not sure if its just a case of simple tune up. Belts become noisy once the car gets warm.

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  • mac808 Jul 10, 2008

    Well the rev is ok, but if i play with the gas with soft touch, it goes down to 500 rpm that i hear a squea and engine vibrates. Slight misfire i guess. Check engine has lit twice but it just goes off.

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Try just changing your serpentine belt which is the source or your squeaking you hear when the rpm start to jump around.

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Your car has a timing chain with a hydraulic tensioner. is it just an unstable idle ( revs up and down) or does the engine have a slight misfire?

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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