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#692 of 1046 2005 RSX - Engine noise when above 60 mph
Oct 20, 2005 (8:28 am)
I got a RSX as a loaner couple times. I like them a lot. One drove fine. However, one of them had a engine noise that bothered me.
It created a whirling noise when it reached above 60 mph.
It's hard to describe but it's like saying "woe woe woe woe . . " semi slowly at a pitch of Curlee in 3 Stooges but in monotone).
I drove above 60 mph then it got worse. Drove below 60 and it went away. Reached 60 and it did it again. I drove it for 3 days and it did the same thing everytime.
It wasn't the wind or the tire.
I was tempted to tell the dealer about it but I was afraid they would blame me or something.
No Honda/Acura cars I've driven make that sound. Any ideas?
I'm afraid if I buy an RSX and it will make that same sound. Thanks.
P.S. Didn't had a clicking sound but for those who do, I thought it's the CV joint and not the transmission problem???
#694 of 1046 Re: Acura release a Tech Line Summary Article [joeluc13]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 20, 2005 (2:20 pm)
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#695 of 1046 Re: 2005 RSX - Engine noise when above 60 mph [heejoman]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:35 am)
It's hard to diagnose without hearing the noise in person, but I don't think this is a common problem. Speed-related noises usually are tires/bearings/wind/transmission, not engine. If it was the engine you'd probably also hear it at lower speeds with the same RPMs.
If you're interested in an RSX, then make sure you get a test drive in the one you plan to buy and have a chance to drive it at highway speeds.
#696 of 1046 Re: Annoying popping sound on passenger side [rsxaholic]
Oct 21, 2005 (9:41 am)
What is the popping sound like??? I have a brand new 2005 RSX, too. It sounds like you have the simular situation as mine. When I turn on the key to start the car, it will have the really short sparks noise came up. Sometimes, the noise comes up but the engine doesn't start. Sometimes, I have to restart my car twice for the engine to be turned on. I took my car to the dealer for the fifth time and they still don't know what cause the problem.
Oct 26, 2005 (12:31 pm)
I just bought it last month, about 10,000 miles on it. Loving the drive and the MPG so far. However, there is this problem with the 3rd gear. At times, the shifter locks up going from 2nd into the 3rd gear. It just goes half way and doesn't latch on. So when I release the clutch and hit gas, it either grinds or just revs in neutral. Should I get it checked? Can anything actually be done about it?
Oct 26, 2005 (10:23 pm)
love that handle, by the way! That sounds like a bad synchro, maybe. You should have it checked.
#699 of 1046 removing driver side headlight
Oct 29, 2005 (9:11 am)
need to replace a bulb in my driver side headlight and removed the only 2 screws I can see and barely illustrated in my manual and removed the wire from the back of the housing but the housing still doesn't want to move. Any suggestions before I take a hammer to it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
#700 of 1046 Re: 03 RSX-S [rsx_va]
Oct 30, 2005 (7:11 pm)
you should never have a problem if you push the clutch all the way to the floor when you shift. That problem has only happened to me a few times and only when I don't disengage the clutch all the way. My civic, my s2000 a couple of times but only, like I said, when you do not disengage the clutch all the way.
#701 of 1046 Re: 03 RSX-S [saxjonz]
Oct 30, 2005 (10:00 pm)
I don't know, I think I push the clutch all the way but I may be mistaken. The last few days I have tried making my action a little slower, by like a split second. That has definitely helped. Nothing apparant to anybody, just a smoother shift from 2nd to 3rd. Now it may actually be making my timing with the clutch better but whatever it is, is working for me.