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<h4>Overview</h4>
 
<p>This section contains information about troubleshooting and making decisions about having NSX repaired or doing it yourself.</p>
 
<p>This section contains information about troubleshooting and making decisions about having NSX repaired or doing it yourself.</p>
<p>'''This page is under construction and many of the links are not yet enabled'''</p>
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<h1>Troubleshooting and Repairing</h1>
 
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<h2>Troubleshooting</h2>
 
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<h3>Noises</h3>
<p>'''Noises'''</p>
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* <p>[[Noises | Common Noises]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Noises | Common Noises]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Chassis_Noise | Finding and Eliminating Interior and Chassis Noises]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Chassis_Noise | Finding and Eliminating Interior and Chassis Noises]]</p>
<p>'''Engine'''</p>
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<h3>Engine</h3>
 
* <p>[[OBD II Explained]]</p>
 
* <p>[[OBD II Explained]]</p>
* <p>'''Won't Start'''</p>
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* <p>[[Trouble Codes | OBD Trouble Codes]]</p>
** <p>[[Battery | Battery Issues]]</p>
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* <p>O2 Sensors - replacing - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164018 this] thread</p>
** <p>[[Main Relay]] - to be created</p>
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* <p>'''Won't Start, Dies After Starting, or suddenly Dies While Driving'''</p>
** <p>[[Ignition Switch]] - to be created</p>
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** <p>There are a number of electrical components which are needed for the engine to run properly, however it's important to remember that loose battery connections and bad grounds can cause similar symptoms and should be checked before spending time and money replacing components.  The installation of aftermarket alarms has also been a culprit as they are often tied into the ignition switch and main relay with crimped connections which can come loose.  If the battery and cables are in good shape and tight, the next two most probable components are the main relay and the ignition switch, both of which can cause starting problems or cause the engine to die shortly after starting or unexpectedly while driving.  Fortunately, both components are relatively inexpensive and many owners have replaced them as DIY projects.</p>
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** <p>To help diagnose whether it's the Main Relay or the Ignition Switch, try the following:</p>
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*** <p>Prime user: DucatiCraig suggests that if the dash lights aren't on with the key in the ON position, but in the crank position, they are, it's probably the ignition switch.  Also, he found he could turn the key back from the on position slightly and they would come on</p>
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*** <p>Prime user: CDX_NSX suggests trying to start the car and holding the key at position III; if the car stays running, but dies if you release the key, it's probably your ignition switch.</p>
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*** <p>Prime user: shawn110975 suggests trying to start the car with the gas pedal pressed all the way down and if the car starts and the RPM's go up- to 3-4K before the car dies then its probably your main relay. </p>
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** <p>[[Main Relay]]</p>
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** <p>[[Ignition Switch]]</p>
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** <p>[[Trouble Starting | Slow cranking]]</p>
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* <p>[[Slow Warm-up]]</p>
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* <p>[[Throttle | Throttle Problems]]</p>
 
* <p>'''Runs Rough'''</p>
 
* <p>'''Runs Rough'''</p>
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** <p>[[Rough Idle]]</p>
 
** <p>[[Engine | Coil Corrosion]]</p>
 
** <p>[[Engine | Coil Corrosion]]</p>
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** <p>[[Fuel pump resistor]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Oil Pressure | Oil Pressure Questions]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Oil Pressure | Oil Pressure Questions]]</p>
 
* <p>'''Oil Leaks'''</p>
 
* <p>'''Oil Leaks'''</p>
 
** <p>[[Engine | VTEC spool valve gasket]]</p>
 
** <p>[[Engine | VTEC spool valve gasket]]</p>
 
* <p>'''Cooling'''</p>
 
* <p>'''Cooling'''</p>
** <p>[[Cooling | Cooling Issues, Recalls, Hoses]]</p>
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** <p>[[Cooling | Cooling Issues, Recalls, Etc]]</p>
** <p>[[Coolant_Overflow | Coolant overflow tank leaking]]</p>
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** <p>[[Coolant_Overflow | Coolant overflow tank replacements]]</p>
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** <p>[[Coolant_hoses | Coolant hose replacements]]</p>
 
** <p>[[Engine Overheating]]</p>
 
** <p>[[Engine Overheating]]</p>
** <p>[[Cell Codes]] - to be created</p>
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* <p>[[Battery | Battery Draining Issues & Fires]]</p>
<p>'''Brakes'''</p>
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* <p>'''Trouble Passing California SMOG Test?''' - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=159564 this] thread</p>
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* <p>'''Removing Front Engine Mount''' - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163430 this] thread</p>
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<h3>Transmission/Drivetrain</h3>
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* <p>[[Transmission | Transmission 101 and the infamous Snap Ring failure]]</p>
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* <p>[[Maintenance/Troubleshooting | Trouble Getting into Reverse]]</p>
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* <p>'''Repacking CV Boots''' - see [http://www.nsxcb.co.uk/showthread.php?6504-Driveshaft-refurbishment&p=59313#post59313]</p>
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<h3>'''Brakes'''</h3>
 
* <p>[[Brake_Troubleshooting | General Troubleshooting]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Brake_Troubleshooting | General Troubleshooting]]</p>
 
* <p>'''ABS'''</p>
 
* <p>'''ABS'''</p>
 
** <p>General Theory: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_lock_brakes Anti-Lock Braking System]</p>
 
** <p>General Theory: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_lock_brakes Anti-Lock Braking System]</p>
** <p>NSX Specific: [[Abs | ABS]]</p>
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** <p>NSX Specific: [[Abs | ABS]] & [[ALB]]</p>
** <p>[[Modulator cycling]] - to be created</p>
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** <p>ABS/ALB Moderator Rebuild procedure - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162710 this] thread</p>
<p>'''TCS'''</p>
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** <p>[[Modulator cycling]] - write-up to be created on the procedure that can be used to 'exercise' the modulator as a temporary fix</p>
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<h3>Traction Control (TCS) - may want to consolidate</h3>
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* <p>[[TCS]]</p>
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* <p>[[TCS Diagnosis]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Disable_TCS_ALB]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Disable_TCS_ALB]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Tire diameter mismatches]] - to be created</p>
 
* <p>[[Tire diameter mismatches]] - to be created</p>
 
* <p>[[Malfunctioning Wheel Speed Indicators]] - to be created</p>
 
* <p>[[Malfunctioning Wheel Speed Indicators]] - to be created</p>
<p>'''Clutch'''</p>
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<h3>'''Clutch'''</h3>
 
* <p>[[Clutch | Clutch 101]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Clutch | Clutch 101]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Clutch Initialization | DIY Clutch Initialization]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Clutch Initialization | DIY Clutch Initialization]]</p>
<p>'''SRS'''</p>
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<h3>'''SRS'''</h3>
 
* <p>[[Blown Fuse]] - to be created</p>
 
* <p>[[Blown Fuse]] - to be created</p>
 
* <p>A/C drain plugged; wet passenger floormats - to be created</p>
 
* <p>A/C drain plugged; wet passenger floormats - to be created</p>
<p>'''Climate Control and A/C'''</p>
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<h3>'''Climate Control and A/C''' - may want to consolidate</h3>
 
* <p>[[Climate_Control]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Climate_Control]]</p>
* <p>[[A/C Blown Fuse]] - to be created</p>
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* <p>[[Troubleshooting_the_Climate_Control_System]]</p>
* <p>[[Condensor fans not working]] - to be created</p>
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* <p>Condensor fans and Compressor running all the time - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1589127#post1589127 this] thread for a potential solution</p>
* <p>[[Low coolant/coolant leak]] - to be created</p>
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* <p>Check to see if the above include A/C Blown Fuse, Condensor fans not working, Low coolant/coolant leak</p>
<p>'''Sound System'''</p>
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<h3>'''Sound System''' - may want to consolidate</h3>
 
* <p>[[Sound System | CD Changer]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Sound System | CD Changer]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Bose RR | Removing/Replacing the BOSE components]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Bose RR | Removing/Replacing the BOSE components]]</p>
<p>[[Cruise Control]]</p>
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* <p>[[Speakers | Diagnosing Sound Problems]]</p>
<p>[[Antenna | Antenna won't retract]]</p>
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* <p>[[Antenna | Antenna won't retract]]</p>
<p>[[Anti-Theft | OEM Alarm/Anti-theft problems]]</p>
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<h3>'''OEM Alarm/Anti-theft System'''</h3>
<p>[[Body_and_Paint]]</p>
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* <p>[[Door_Locks_Alarm_Keyless_Entry | How are the Door Locks supposedly to Operate?]]</p>
<p>[[Front_Windows_Molding]]</p>
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* <p>[[Anti-Theft | OEM Alarm/Anti-theft problems]]</p>
<p>[[Door Latch]]</p>
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<h3>'''Body Work''' - may want to consolidate</h3>
<p>[[Fixing_Tears_in_Window_Boots]]</p>
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* <p>[[Body_and_Paint]]</p>
<p>[[Fuel_Filler_Door | Fuel Filler Door Issues]]</p>
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* <p>[[Bodywork]]</p>
<p>[[Door_Locks_Alarm_Keyless_Entry | How are the Door Locks supposedly to Operate?]]</p>
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<h3>Windows</h3>
<p>[[Glass Fogging | Rear Glass Fogging]]</p>
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*<p>'''Power Windows'''</p>
<p>[[Headlight Vibration]]</p>
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** <p>[[Power Windows | Power Windows, Regulators, Dali "Fixit Thingy"]]</p>
<p>[[Interior | Interior Trim Issues]]</p>
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** <p>[[Hugabuga_Window_Regulator_Upgrade | Hugo's Window Regulator Mod]]</p>
<p>[[Maintenance/Troubleshooting | Trouble Getting into Reverse]]</p>
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** <p>[[Window_alignment]] </p>
<p>[[Power Steering | Why Did My Power Steering Die?]]</p>
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*<p>'''Front Windows'''</p>
<p>[[Power Windows | Power Windows, Regulators, Dali "Fixit Thingy"]] - need to add Huga's window mod</p>
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** <p>[[Front_Windows_Molding]]</p>
<p>'''DIY Projects'''</p>
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** <p>[[Windshield | Windshield Cracks and Replacement]]</p>
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* <p>[[Glass Fogging | Rear Glass Fogging]]</p>
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<h3>Other</h3>
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* <p>Aspirator Fan Fix - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162004 this] thread</p>
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* <p>Turn signal cancelling - see [http://nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6234&highlight=woodwork+signal this] thread or [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152778 this] one</p>
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* <p>'''Fuel pump replacement''' - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=158829 this] thread</p>
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* <p>[[Cruise Control]]</p>
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* <p>'''Battery Terminal Clamp Replacement''' [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162312]</p>
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* <p>[[Power Steering | Why Did My Power Steering Die?]]</p>
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* <p>[[Door Latch]]</p>
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* <p>[[Fixing_Tears_in_Window_Boots]]</p>
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* <p>[[Fuel_Filler_Door | Fuel Filler Door Issues]]</p>
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* <p>'''Headlight Issues'''</p>
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** <p>[[Headlight Vibration]]</p>
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** <p>[[Headlight Bouncing Fix | 2002+ Headlight Bouncing Fix]]</p>
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** <p>[[Headlight Adjuster Fix]]</p>
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* <p>'''Interior Trim Issues'''</p>
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** <p>'''DIY Leather seat cover removal''' - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163950 this] thread for an excellent video</p>
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** <p>'''DIY Leatherseats.com installation - user experience''' - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164678 this] thread.</p>
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** <p>Console & Door trim bubbling - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35975 this] thread for a DIY solution</p>
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** <p>[[Interior | Other Interior Trim Issues]]</p>
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** <p>Handbrake options - check [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165385 here]</p>
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* <p>[[Rubber Trunk | Rubber Trunk Stoppers]]</p>
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* <p>[[Shocks and Springs]]</p>
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* <p>[[Speedometer Calibration]]</p>
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* <p>[[Tire and Wheel Repair]]</p>
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* <p>[[Trunk_Hatch_Struts | Trunk/Glass Struts]] - also see Replacing Trunk Struts in DIY</p>
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* <p>'''Trunk light will not go out''' - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=161044]</p>
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* <p>[[Bulbs | Replacement Bulbs]]</p>
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* <p>Fuse boxes - see [http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1211394&postcount=9 this] thread</p>
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<h2>Repairing</h2>
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* <p>[[Repair Costs | Typical Reported Repair Costs]] - may not be current</p>
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* <p>[[Wrenching_Basics]]</p>
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* <p>[[Tools | Tools, Lifts, Wrenches]]</p>
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<h3>DIY Projects</h3>
 
* <p>[[Jack_up_the_Car | Jacking the Car]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Jack_up_the_Car | Jacking the Car]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Removing and Installing Wheels]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Removing and Installing Wheels]]</p>
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* <p>[[Front_Air_Dam_Guard | Replacing the Front_Air_Dam_Guard]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Front_Air_Dam_Guard | Replacing the Front_Air_Dam_Guard]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Oil_Pan_and_Oil_Pan_Gasket | Changing Oil Pan and Oil Pan Gasket]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Oil_Pan_and_Oil_Pan_Gasket | Changing Oil Pan and Oil Pan Gasket]]</p>
<p>[[Discount OEM Parts]]</p>
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* <p>[[Replacing Trunk Struts]]</p>
<p>'''Reference Sources'''</p>
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* <p>[[Replacing Front Ball Joints]]</p>
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<h3>Parts</h3>
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* <p>[[Discount OEM Parts]]</p>
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<h1>Reference Sources</h1>
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<h2>Service Manuals and Part Number</h2>
 
* <p>[[Service manuals]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Service manuals]]</p>
* <p>'''Owners Manual Stuff'''</p>
 
** <p>[[Ignition Light Switch]]</p>
 
 
* <p>[[Part_Numbers]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Part_Numbers]]</p>
 
* <p>[[OEM_nonOEM_NSX-R_parts_with_photos | OEM, non-OEM, NSX-R parts with photos]]</p>
 
* <p>[[OEM_nonOEM_NSX-R_parts_with_photos | OEM, non-OEM, NSX-R parts with photos]]</p>
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<h2>Other Technical Information</h2>
 
* <p>[[Technical Service Bulletins]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Technical Service Bulletins]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Technical FAQs]]</p>
 
* <p>[[Technical FAQs]]</p>
* <p>'''Glossary of Terms''' - there are currently 3 separate Glossaries which need to be merged</p>
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* <p>'''Owners Manual Stuff'''</p>
** <p>[[Acronyms]]</p>
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** <p>[[Ignition Switch Light]]</p>
** <p>[[Glossary of Terms]]</p>
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<h2>'''Glossary of Terms''' - there are currently 3 separate Glossaries which need to be merged</h2>
** <p>[[Glossary]]</p>
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* <p>[[Acronyms]]</p>
* <p>[[Conversions_and_Formulas]]</p>
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* <p>[[Glossary of Terms]]</p>
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* <p>[[Glossary]]</p>
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<h2>[[Conversions_and_Formulas]]</h2>

Latest revision as of 23:53, 1 September 2012

Contents

Overview

This section contains information about troubleshooting and making decisions about having NSX repaired or doing it yourself.

Troubleshooting and Repairing

Troubleshooting

Noises

Engine

  • OBD II Explained

  • OBD Trouble Codes

  • O2 Sensors - replacing - see this thread

  • Won't Start, Dies After Starting, or suddenly Dies While Driving

    • There are a number of electrical components which are needed for the engine to run properly, however it's important to remember that loose battery connections and bad grounds can cause similar symptoms and should be checked before spending time and money replacing components. The installation of aftermarket alarms has also been a culprit as they are often tied into the ignition switch and main relay with crimped connections which can come loose. If the battery and cables are in good shape and tight, the next two most probable components are the main relay and the ignition switch, both of which can cause starting problems or cause the engine to die shortly after starting or unexpectedly while driving. Fortunately, both components are relatively inexpensive and many owners have replaced them as DIY projects.

    • To help diagnose whether it's the Main Relay or the Ignition Switch, try the following:

      • Prime user: DucatiCraig suggests that if the dash lights aren't on with the key in the ON position, but in the crank position, they are, it's probably the ignition switch. Also, he found he could turn the key back from the on position slightly and they would come on

      • Prime user: CDX_NSX suggests trying to start the car and holding the key at position III; if the car stays running, but dies if you release the key, it's probably your ignition switch.

      • Prime user: shawn110975 suggests trying to start the car with the gas pedal pressed all the way down and if the car starts and the RPM's go up- to 3-4K before the car dies then its probably your main relay.

    • Main Relay

    • Ignition Switch

    • Slow cranking

  • Slow Warm-up

  • Throttle Problems

  • Runs Rough

  • Oil Pressure Questions

  • Oil Leaks

  • Cooling

  • Battery Draining Issues & Fires

  • Trouble Passing California SMOG Test? - see this thread

  • Removing Front Engine Mount - see this thread

Transmission/Drivetrain

Brakes

Traction Control (TCS) - may want to consolidate

Clutch

SRS

  • Blown Fuse - to be created

  • A/C drain plugged; wet passenger floormats - to be created

Climate Control and A/C - may want to consolidate

Sound System - may want to consolidate

OEM Alarm/Anti-theft System

Body Work - may want to consolidate

Windows

Other

Repairing

DIY Projects

Parts

Reference Sources

Service Manuals and Part Number

Other Technical Information

Glossary of Terms - there are currently 3 separate Glossaries which need to be merged

Conversions_and_Formulas

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