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Old 10-06-09, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
...hey meg ya 18 yet?
 
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Check your main relay most of the times thats the problem.
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Yes ...I agree. Mostly likely a bad main relay: its Acura part #39400-SH3-003. Honda used the same part (Mitsuba RZ-0063 or 64) in most of its vehicles of this vintage. The dealer will want about $65 ...plus about the same amount to install it. You can install it yourself, but its a bit of tough job due to its very awkward location. It's WAY up under the dash. Google "Mitsuba RZ-0063" and you'll see what it looks like. You could likely pick up a used relay at a wreckers' ...just to see if that's really the problem, but I'd recommend putting in a new one.

If a repair shop quoted you $800 to repair a couple of oil leaks ....RUN very fast in the opposite direction! They'll rip you off on that job, and any future work you give them. Simple fixes: tighten the side valve covers (front and back) ..but not too tight, or you'll twist the bolts off. Also, tighten the top covers as well. Wipe the oil off around the covers to see if they continue to leak. If they do, you'll likely have to replace the gaskets (not very expensive). ALSO: tighten the oil pan bolts. You'll likely find most of them will take at least a full turn, or even two. These are the most common areas for oil leaks.

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