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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#435 of 1046 Re: Window problem... [akl88]
Apr 06, 2005 (2:35 am)
My sister owns an Acura RSX 04 and when she taps on the button to make the driver's window go up automatically, it would always go up halfway and goes back down 1/3 of the way and it stops, but when she holds the button to make it go up all the way the going-back-and-forth thing of the window goes away...
Anyone know why is it doing that or is it normal? Anyone have the same problem with their windows?
The window is designed to go back down if it hits an obstruction like an arm hanging out or someone's head.
It sounds to me like there may be some mechanical binding in the mechanism that is telling it to stop and go back down. When your sister uses the "constant up" mode instead of the automatic mode, it is over riding the "head crush" safety built into it.
Have her dealer look into it. It doesn't sound like anything major.
I remember back in the winter of 2001/2002 when I first had my RSX, My drivers window would squeal on it's first trip down on extremely cold mornings. It didn't squeal going up and it never did it on the second pass...only on the first trip down on very cold mornings. ( you're wondering why I would roll my window down on extremely cold mornings?...toll booths)
It hasn't done it since though...probably just a tight mechanism that has found it's happy place.
#436 of 1046 Re: Good First Car? [cubes]
Apr 06, 2005 (5:39 pm)
Thanks to those who replied to my post regarding my daughter's first car. I (we) did wind up buying it. I paid $12,700 for it plus tax/tags. I couldn't negotiate any further. I knew the price was good and the dealer knew it as well. They did change the serpentine belt, new front rotors and pads. My daughter is extremely happy to say the least.
What almost was the deal breaker though, was the insurance premium. I wound up switching insurance companies. The company I've had for the past three years, no claims, was showing no mercy, so I hit the road to the tune of $2200. +/- savings.
PS: The car is fun to drive, rides a little harsh for my taste, but certainly fun.
#437 of 1046 Re: Good First Car? [cubes]
Apr 06, 2005 (10:50 pm)
so glad you got a good deal on your daughter's car. i wish i could find one to the tune of 13 grand!!!!! i hope your ready for your insurance going up most likely in the future. mine was 300/month for about a year and that was just with a minor claim! good luck!
#438 of 1046 Re: Good First Car? [brandi20]
Apr 07, 2005 (3:19 am)
I hope it doesn't go up. If we stay clean it shouldn't. The first quote I got was 3700 and when I gave them the VIN number I got 4350! I couldn't get a good reason why the jump so I went shopping. I wound up with Allstate. I was paying 2300 with my old company for my three other vehicles and with the RSX and adding my daughter, my premium will be around 4400. I took a little hit on my cars but it washed out with the homeowners policy being less expensive. Her piece came to about 1700, full coverage, high limits/low deductibles on Comp/Collision. It was a hassle changing companies, but getting her the car and her being real happy made it worth the grief.
My kids pay their own way with vehicles. They know going in that, what they want they will have to foot the bill for, for the most part. We do help a little and I lent her what she didn't have. She was willing to pay the high premium, but I figured there was a better deal out there.
Apr 07, 2005 (10:06 pm)
yes my first car had a high premium being a sporty car, but it was all worth the it! my grandmother helped me finance it and she also helped me with the down payment, i hope your daughter enjoys her first car as much as i have enjoyed mine!
Apr 09, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I have a 05' RSX and recently i tinted my windows and the radio doesn't work properly i get alot of static and interference. Its only the AM stations i'm having a problem with. The dealer tells me the cause of it is the tinted windows and who ever put them on must have cut the antenna. does anyone know anything about this
#441 of 1046 Re: valencia [phil05rsx5spd]
Apr 09, 2005 (3:51 pm)
I thought the 05's took 5w30 not 20?? You sure about that? Look at the oil cap, and it should specify. I could be wrong, but I was fairly certain it was 5w30. I have an 05 type s and I'm fairly certain that is what the cap specifies. I got mine changed at 1500 miles or so, and plan my next one around 5 or 6k. Car is ridiculously fun to drive, I get that grin on my face every day I drive it.
#442 of 1046 that's interesting
Apr 09, 2005 (9:48 pm)
they changed BACK to a heavier oil? I know my '04 uses 5W-20.
chico: that sounds like a bunch of bull - if the antenna is cut, why are you still getting FM without a problem, when FM is harder to pull in? But if the bad reception happened at the same time as the tint, there may be something else related to the tint that is causing the problem. Offhand, I can't imagine what.
#443 of 1046 Re: that's interesting [nippononly]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:30 am)
I just went out and popped the hood on my 05 type s and it definitely says 5w-30 on the cap. I think I do recall hearing the earlier years using 5w-20. Not sure why they would have went to a heavier weighted oil, but they did.
#444 of 1046 Re: small annoyance to huge problem? [valencia]
Apr 10, 2005 (8:34 am)
I think that was just a coincident that you noticed less grinding when the car was parked engaged (i.e. in 1st gear). I have a (bad?) habit of leaving it in neutral, unless I'm on a hill (either up or down), then I'll put it in 1 or R, respectively. Of course, I pull up the parking break. But someone told me leaving a car parked in gear wears out the gear, so if possible park on flat land and leave it in neutral. So maybe my "bad" habit was not so bad after all.
Good luck w/ your clutch.