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2003 Acura RSX CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Acura REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Acura -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Heater Core, Replace -> 3.2CL & 3.5RL -> 3.2TL -> Front -> MDX -> Rear -> RSX & TSX
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

MDX

Front
  • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
  • Remove intake manifold chamber.
  • Open clamp and disconnect heater valve cable from heater valve arm.
  • Disconnect heater hoses from heater unit.
  • Remove two mounting nuts from heater unit. Do not damage or bend fuel or brake lines.
  • Remove instrument panel as outlined in "Dash Panel, Replace."
  • Remove mounting bolts, nuts and steering hanger beam.
  • Remove evaporator as outlined in "Evaporator Core, Replace."
  • Disconnect electrical connector from mode control mot...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Acura -> Disc Brakes -> Adjustments -> 3.2CL & 3.2TL -> Automatic Transaxle -> Manual Transaxle -> MDX, RL & 3.5RL -> Parking Brake -> RSX, TL & TSX
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

Parking Brake

RSX, TL & TSX
  • Block front wheels, then raise and support rear of vehicle.
  • Ensure rear caliper parking brake arm contacts pin.
  • Pull parking brake lever up one notch and tighten adjusting nut until rear wheels drag slightly when turned.
  • Release parking brake lever and ensure rear wheels do not drag when turned.
  • Ensure parking brake lever is fully applied when lever is pulled up specified notches, Fig. .
MDX, RL & 3.5RL
  • Block front wheels, then raise and support rear of vehicle.
  • Press parking brake pedal one notch and tighten adjusting nut until rear wheels drag slightly when turn...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Acura -> Component Locations -> MDX, RSX, TL, TSX, 3.2CL, 1999-03 3.2TL & 2005-06 RL
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

On MDX, RSX, TL, TSX, 3.2CL, 1999-03 3.2TL and 20...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

Front

  • Loosen wheel nuts slightly.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Lift up locking tab on spindle nut then remove nut.
  • Drain transmission fluid and reinstall drain plug using a new washer.
  • Hold stabilizer ball joint pin with a hex wrench and remove flange nut.
  • Separate front stabilizer link from lower arm.
  • Remove lock pin from lower arm ball joint castle nut, and remove nut then separate ball joint from lower arm lower arm using ball joint thread protector and remover. To avoid damaging ball joint...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Relieve tension at belt tensioner and remove drive belt.
  • Remove mounting bolts and position power steering pump aside with lines connected.
  • Remove mounting bolt and tensioner pulley.
  • Remove mounting bolts and auto-tensioner.
  • Remove three alternator mounting bolts.
  • Disconnect alternator electrical conne...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Acura -> 2002-06 RSX
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles or 24 months. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Open the glove compartment.
  • Remove the stops located at each side of the glove compartment, then lower the glove compartment. Air bag system components are located in this area, use extreme caution.
  • Remove the filter cover from the blower housing, Fig. .
  • Remove the first cabin air filter, then move the second filter to lefthand side and remove from the hous...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Acura -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

The air bag warning lamp will light for a few seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the on position as a bulb check. I...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Drain engine coolant into suitable container.
  • Remove mounting screws and front bumper.
  • Disconnect hood switch connector and remove air conditioning line bracket mounting bolt.
  • Remove intake air duct mounting bolt and ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Unclip power steering reservoir.
  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Gauges Components Diagram for 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GASGauges Components Diagram for 2003 Acura RSX S 2.0 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Connector A
  • Connector B
  • Front Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2003 Acura RSX  2.0 L4 GASFront Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • A/C Condenser Fan Motor
  • Radiator Fan Switch
  • A/C Compressor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 Acura RSX  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Left Tweeter
  • 2003 Acura RSX  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Rear Window Washer Motor
  • Rear Window Wiper/Washer Switch
  • Rear Window Wiper Motor
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Battery Testing and Replacement
    Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
  • Document: Battery Maintenance at Dealers
    Vehicle: 2003 Acura RSX 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 Acura RSX AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2003 Acura RSX cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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