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Acura RSX, Electrical, Engine, Hatchback
#927 of 1045 Re: After market parts on RSX [rsxdriver]
Oct 13, 2006 (5:39 am)
I've never heard of that either. Are you sure that the "body shop" knows what a throttle even is? The body shop should repair the body and have the Acura dealer repair the engine.
In 2005, Toyota switched from cable-based throttles to electronic throttles on several models. Based upon Jackson Racing's failure to make superchargers for the Acura RSX-S beyond 2004, I suspect Acura did the same thing and the body shop is not aware of the transition. That's just a guess. I have no idea of the specific history of your vehicle.
#929 of 1045 Re: hesitation when shifting 1st-2nd when hot [ljm2043]
Oct 15, 2006 (8:44 pm)
Thanks for telling me about this possible fix. I'm bringing my car in for it's first oil change soon, and I'm going to tell them about this. I told them when I first started to have the problem, that I thought it might be a temperature or o2 sensor. Maybe these guys should go back to the old school way of finding the problems, instead of plugging it into the computor and then telling us the computor says nothing is wrong and that it's normal. Can you believe that, the dealership told me the hesitation was normal. My problem is always there when the car reachs normal driving temperature. When I first start it up it runs great, but when it warms up it starts to hesitate when shifting. Thanks again, I'm going to tell them about this.
#930 of 1045 Re: hesitation when shifting 1st-2nd when hot 
Oct 16, 2006 (6:40 pm)
Let me know if you have any success. I live in WI and it's getting colder outside so I might not even know if this works until next spring or summer. Hopefully you live somewhere warm where you'll be able to tell quickly.
#931 of 1045 RSX base auto engine choking when starting?
Oct 17, 2006 (2:33 pm)
hey guys, i have a weird problem which no dealer can be able to fix it. i bought an RSX base auto two month ago,1200 ml now. sometimes when i ignite the car, the engine seems to choke a bit and then starts, the RPM will choke or stop between 0 to 1K rpm than it will shoot up like a rocket to about 2k RPM. You can feel the engine is stoping but the RPM is in between 0-1k RPM. this happens very randomly, anytime during a day could be happening. most likely to happen when u turn the engine off than ignite again. wierd thing is if i put the key in and let it sit for 3 sec until the fuel goes through, the engine starts out fine. dealer checked all the electrical circuit, all fine. please help me with this problem. Thx, btw, i tried both 89 and 91 octane, didn't do any good. pleae help
#932 of 1045 Re: RSX base auto engine choking when starting? [championduel]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 17, 2006 (2:46 pm)
weak fuel pump or leaking fuel pressure regulator would be my guess. Overnight the pressure bleeds out of the system so the engine starves at cold start.
Does it crank more often before starting if you don't give it the 3 second waiting period?
#933 of 1045 Re: RSX base auto engine choking when starting? [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 17, 2006 (3:20 pm)
all i have noticed is when i turn the key immidiately without giving the 3 sec period, i can hear the engine is cranking and the car will start up, but very sluggish, the RPM will be about 200 and than shoot up to 2000 right after the choking. it's hard to describe but it's like the engine is trying to start up but something stuck the fuel injector from pusing the gas into the engine, so the car will choke, then seems like the fuel is kicking in again, so the engine will soar after, what a weird problem. also the dealer where i bought the car from, the RSXes there seems to have the same problem. have u experienced the same before?
#934 of 1045 Re: RSX base auto engine choking when starting? [championduel]
Oct 19, 2006 (12:52 pm)
please reply me guys, is this a normal problems or something will go away after i put more miles on the car. Pl if you have the similar problem, post it and let me know how u handled it. Thanks
#935 of 1045 Re: RSX base auto engine choking when starting? [championduel]
Oct 19, 2006 (2:38 pm)
Never had that problem (or any others) with my '06 RSX. Has around 12K on it.
#936 of 1045 Re: RSX base auto engine choking when starting? [championduel]
Oct 19, 2006 (2:48 pm)
I have an '05 with 37k miles and have never experienced this.