The 2007-2012 Acura RDX was Honda’s first production vehicle in North America with a turbocharger. The company took the proven K-series engine and lowered the compression ratio from 10:1 to 8:1, and added a turbocharger with the associated plumbing. But, it is a lot more complicated when it comes to managing the boost.
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at a 2003 four-cylinder Accord that came in with a check engine light complaint, but no reports of driveability issues. It was due for a New York state inspection, so it had to be repaired. The code was persistent, setting itself consistently on the second startup.
All Honda brake systems may look the same after awhile, but it is what’s unseen that can hurt you in the form of a comeback. It might be as simple as a torque specification for a caliper bracket, or as complex as a parking brake adjustment.
These gaskets have been specially designed to deal with clogged screens in the oil housing gasket, which prevent the VTEC mechanism from working properly.
At cold start-up, the engine rattles loudly for about two seconds. The possible cause could be the variable valve timing control (VTC) actuator is defective. TSB: 09-010 Models 2008-2012 Accord 2012-2013 CR-V 2012-2013 Crosstour Corrective Action Replace the VTC actuator. This procedure does not require the complete removal of the cam chain and associated parts,
This is the second year in a row the company has received the award from Honda.
Hankook Tire has been selected to become the main OE supplier for the all-new, 10th-generation 2018 Honda Accord. The 2018 Honda Accord is designed with sportier proportions than the company’s flagship sedan and incorporates sophisticated styling together with increased dynamic performance.
When diagnosing a charging system on any modern import, think “smart.” I learned this lesson several decades ago when repairing a cranking, no-start condition on a 1989 Honda Civic, which was equipped with one of the first “smart” charging systems. After verifying fuse continuity, I discovered that excessively high charging voltage had destroyed the Honda’s Engine Control Module (ECM).
This system will set codes when there is high resistance to the ground. Following the diagnostic tree in this case will have you replace the ABS modulator, when in most cases it can be repaired by cleaning the ground G203.
Leave your wrenches in your toolbox because in this month’s Diagnostic Solutions, we’re going to explore how to diagnose many common powertrain control module (PCM)-related driveability and electrical problems by following what I call The Electronic Trail.
The Honda J-series V6 is one of the most reliable engines on the planet. Over the years, the materials and processes used in timing belt manufacturing have allowed Honda to move its service interval to 90,000 miles and then 105,000 miles. I use the 90,000-mile mark as my signal. As a customer’s vehicle nears this indicator, remind him or her that the belt needs to be replaced.
In this updated TSB from 2013, Acura discusses how some 2011-’13 TSX models with manual transmissions can develop an oil consumption problem. The TSB states: “If you do not see any other factors contributing to oil consumption, consider engine braking as the possible cause.”