No power to anything 2002 Acura MDX Touring

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Feb 012018

2002 Acura MDX

Hi, I have 2002 Acura MDX Touring and randomly when turning off the ignition, no power to anything. No power locks, radio or power windows. Key fob does not even work. Usually I have to wait 30 secs to a minute or more before suddenly all power comes back. Its like something cuts out and resets itself. Any ideas?

No power to anything

There is one thing in common with all the electronic components you mentioned. The battery. Not saying the battery is bad. However the connections may be loose or corroded. This is where I would start. This would also explain why you only have the issue once the engine is turned off. When the engine is running the alternator is able to supply power to those components.

Camshaft oil seal 2004 Acura MDX

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Nov 292017

2004 Acura MDX

Would you consider the camshaft oil seal to be an internal engine part?

I am sure some would say it is and others would say it isn’t. The others would be the warranty company looking to avoid paying.

One could argue that the oil seal can be changed without the need for opening up the engine. However the timing belt has to be removed along with the back cover. So if the timing belt is considered an internal engine component then the camshaft seal would also have to be considered internal.

My opinion is the camshaft oil seal is an internal engine component. I am basing this opinion on the replacement procedure of the oil seal itself according to the auto repair manual procedure. The new camshaft oil seal is to be installed first and then the camshaft into it. This means the camshaft needs to be removed before hand. And there is no denying the camshaft is internal. I will ad the auto repair manual procedure so you can get a better idea of what I am talking about.

Camshaft Oil Seal Replacement – 2004 Acura MDX

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Acura TSX 2005

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Dec 202016

2005 Acura TSXMy car is getting very poor gas mileage, about 10 mpg.
What could be causing this?
I have had it serviced at a few places, but there has been no resolution for this issue.


Is your check engine light on? You can get the codes pulled at just about any local auto parts store for free. The codes will give you a good indication on where to start with the issue. Post them below for more information on each code. A faulty engine sensor can have a drastic affect on fuel mileage.

According to the in city fuel mileage on this vehicle is normally around 20 mpg. If you are letting the car warm up before driving it will decrease. Low tire pressure will also decrease fuel mileage. A clogged air filter or dragging brake caliper will also decrease fuel mileage.



1997 Acura RL

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Dec 162016

1997 Acura RL97 Acura RL. Vehicle won’t start. Battery is fine, starter is fine. Fuel pressure fine. Spark at coils fine. Has not jumped timing A scan revealed a Coolant Temperature Sensor code. Replaced and cleared code. Still no start. Ideas? Trying to avoid replacing unneeded things for the sake of trying it (knock sensor, camshaft positioning sensor, ECM, etc). So what further things could I do to diagnose this no start?


Determine what it is not getting and concentrate on that part of the system. I have a wonderful diagnostic chart that may help. What was the code?

Starter Replacement 2006 Acura RSX

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Jun 022016

2006 Acura RSXI have problem starting the car. I stepped on the clutch and turn the ignition and will hear one click. but, If I rapidly stepping the clutch while turning the ignition, the engine starts. Could this just be a bad starter?


Yes, the most likely reason would be a bad starter.

One click is usually a bad starter or loose connection at the battery. However a loose connection is also accompanied with dash lights going out. A bunch of repeating clicks would indicate a bad or weak battery. Since you are experiencing one click and sometimes it starts and others it doesn’t, a starter replacement would be right course of action.

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96 acura integra

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May 242016

1996-acura-integraCar died on the freeway . Wouldn’t start. It sat there for five minutes then tried again and it worked … later it did it again … lights work fine, engine tries to turn but it won’t. I noticed that it struggles to switch gears and when I let the gas pedal go the rpms drop real fast. Found pcv valve with a hole and corrosion on contact point …what can the problem be?


First thing to do would be to determine what it isn’t getting and try to narrow down the cause.

Dec 112015

Recently my 2004 Acura TL has been cutting off while I’m driving. The lights stay on and everything, which leads me to believe that it is not a battery-related problem. The car will restart with no problem but the same problem occurs.

Nov 232015

2003 Acura TL S-Type
When I started driving it this morning after letting it warm up, I noticed the car was running rough and the check engine light was on. As I proceeded to the nearest gas station, the check engine light started flashing along with the triangle exclamation point light and the vsa light. When I got to the gas station I checked the oil and it was fine. I started the car again and drove for a short distance before the check engine light came back on and flashed. This time not vsa or exclamation. But I think those may have come on had I kept driving

May 082015

My wife complained that the A/C took a while to get cool.So I checked it and she was right. I thought it may need to be charged so I added refrigerant to the system about 12 oz.and 3 oz of pag oil. Then I noticed that the engine would run real rough and almost choke out every time the compressor would kick on. also the compressor would kick on and off very frequently.I then took it for a ride and with the ac on med fan it was cool but not totally cold.I then place the fan on high and it started to get warmer. I don’t know whats going on for the engine is running rough and cutting out when ever I turn on the A/C. Please can you help!