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Valve cover leaks are common.
A code P0770 or P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid is defective and will need replacement.
A code P0770 or P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.
A code P0770 or P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.
A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid may be defective and may require replacement.
A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.
A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid is defective and will need replacement.
The idle air control motors tend to become carboned up at around 100,000 miles and can cause a start and stall and/or stalling at stop sign problems. Our technicians tell us that many times these motors can be cleaned, however, the sure bet is to replace the idle air control motor and clean the throttle body.
Ring and pinion failure can occur on 4WD versions.

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

The third (high) brake light housings melt, resulting in a loss of electrical contact for the light, which stops working. A complete housing (contacts and lens) is needed to repair the problem. On certain vehicles, if this happens, the anti-lock brake system will not function. The brakes will work in normal mode, but not provide the ABS control.
The third (high) brake light housings melt, resulting in a loss of electrical contact for the light, which stops working. A complete housing (contacts and lens) is needed to repair the problem. On certain vehicles, if this happens, the anti-lock brake system will not function. The brakes will work in normal mode, but not provide the ABS control.
The anti-theft system may fail causing a no start condition, the security light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the ignition switch may need to be replaced to correct this fault.
The engine rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the seal to stop the leak.
Using the incorrect oil in the rear differential on cars with a limited slip differential causes a clattering noise on turns. Replacing the oil with oil specified by Acura should fix the problem.

Fuel injectors or their o-rings may leak fuel causing the engine to burn too much fuel.

The turn signal switch may fail causing the turn signal flasher to continue to click after the turn signals are turned off.

Water may enter the liftgate ajar switch and corrode the switch connectors. This can cause the information center to display the liftgate ajar warning, the rear wiper to be inoperative, the interior lamps to stay on, the security alarm not to set, and/or the battery to drain when the engine is off. A new liftgate ajar switch is needed and the harness connector should be repaired.
The rear electrical module stops working (REM) This affects the fuel gauge and trunk opening switch
Chafed wires in the neutral position switch harness can cause an inoperative or intermittent operation of the speed (cruise) control. The harness wires need to be repaired and routed away from the throttle cable bracket on the transmission.

The instrument panel backlighting may flicker most noticeably when the dimmer is set in the 1/2 position. Our technicians tell us that a revised panel dimmer switch module is available to correct this condition.

Security system faults may be related to misalignment of the hood and/or rear glass strut switch.
Oil may seep from between the oil filter bracket and the cylinder block. Polishing the mating surfaces between the bracket and the cylinder block (to remove rough machining marks) will fix the problem.
The auxiliary heater hose connections (that are routed to the rear heater under the vehicle) can develop coolant leaks.
If the rear wiper self-activates while driving, the rear wiper module (located in the lift gate) should be replaced.
If a "honk" noise occurs during low-speed parking lot maneuvers, replace the power steering lines and/or power steering rack and perform revised procedures to bleed the system.
A clunk or popping sound heard while turning may mean the intermediate steering shafts need realignment. Replacement of the upper intermediate shaft may be necessary.
Certain models may experience intermittent popping out of second gear. Replacing second gear set will repair this issue. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled for this repair.
Some S2000's can develop a problem with the transmission popping out of fourth gear. A new updated fourth and fifth gear assembly will repair the problem. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled for this repair.

Engine misfire could be caused by worn or broken motor mounts that raise the motor on one side while the vehicle is accelerating. The stress on the engine control wiring harness can cause breaks in the injector or sensor wires, which then causes drivability concerns such as poor fuel economy and engine misfires.