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Old 07-27-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
trevor0520
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2003 acura EL 1.7

Hey there,

I just recently bought a 03 Acura EL 1.7, witch is a Honda civic pretty much. It has 6400 km on it and I am going to take it across Canada in one month, The last couple of days it seems to be acting odd. Last week I started it in a parking lot and I had no gages no RPM no gas no temp, I shut it off and restarted, that worked , strikes me as odd as well sense iv owned it the gas gage will some time just drop to dead empty even if its got a half tank however it comes back slowly and all other gages work the whole time. Early this week I was due for a oil change I went to a lube center and when they took out my air filter it was a mess (all gummed up) I replaced it however I didn't perform a fuel system cleaning. Witch leads me to what concerned me early today I was driving 60-65 kms in 4th gear witch is normal (or how I drive) if at a steady speed.and I got a jerk ill explain it as if u where in 4th gear or any for that matter and slowed down considerably with out engaging the clutch u get that bump almost as if the car is saying CLUTCH.. It did it twice and not again. I know this is a lot of info I just want to give as much as possible to see if we have any realization. Thank you for your help any advice is GREAT.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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Im messed up with the same problem and I definitely want to fix it before Wednesday. So far Im planning to have my gas gauge checked, fuel system cleaned and see if I need to replace my clutch. A friend of mine just referred me to Auto Parts Canada if I needed convenient shopping of some parts I might need. Well, I just moved here in Canada, so it would be a great help perhaps. If I wont be able to fix it before Monday, Id probably just bring it to a shop. Now, I hope somebody could give up some idea or even suggest a good shop to take my vehicle. Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by trevor0520
Hey there,

I just recently bought a 03 Acura EL 1.7, witch is a Honda civic pretty much. It has 6400 km on it and I am going to take it across Canada in one month, The last couple of days it seems to be acting odd. Last week I started it in a parking lot and I had no gages no RPM no gas no temp, I shut it off and restarted, that worked , strikes me as odd as well sense iv owned it the gas gage will some time just drop to dead empty even if its got a half tank however it comes back slowly and all other gages work the whole time. Early this week I was due for a oil change I went to a lube center and when they took out my air filter it was a mess (all gummed up) I replaced it however I didn't perform a fuel system cleaning. Witch leads me to what concerned me early today I was driving 60-65 kms in 4th gear witch is normal (or how I drive) if at a steady speed.and I got a jerk ill explain it as if u where in 4th gear or any for that matter and slowed down considerably with out engaging the clutch u get that bump almost as if the car is saying CLUTCH.. It did it twice and not again. I know this is a lot of info I just want to give as much as possible to see if we have any realization. Thank you for your help any advice is GREAT.

trevor0520, I would take out the instrument pannel and check all the conncetions.. sounds like.. you have a weak connection somewhere in your dash or maybe even a short

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Im messed up with the same problem and I definitely want to fix it before Wednesday. So far Im planning to have my gas gauge checked, fuel system cleaned and see if I need to replace my clutch. A friend of mine just referred me to Auto Parts Canada if I needed convenient shopping of some parts I might need. Well, I just moved here in Canada, so it would be a great help perhaps. If I wont be able to fix it before Monday, Id probably just bring it to a shop. Now, I hope somebody could give up some idea or even suggest a good shop to take my vehicle. Thanks in advance!!!

As to you Jackie... Canada is a pretty big country.. for anyone to be able to suggest a mechanic.. they would at least need to know which city do you live in.. or at least thats what I think
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