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  1. Front suspension bushings - replacement?

    1st Gen - Suspension, ...
    It's a good idea to replace all three bushings at the same time. The other two do deteriorate albeit less than the compliance bushings. Replacing all three definitely give it a more oem feel. I found it very effort and time intensive to replace all three with the appropriate hand bearing...
  2. 07 TSX ATM

    1st Gen - Problems and Fixes
    Congratulations on your purchase. Keep on top of your transmission fluid changes, condition of your power steering fluid, compliance bushings and battery to name a few. And as always, keep up with the regular suggested maintenance. Good luck with your car.
  3. Front brakes feel like they're dragging

    1st Gen - Suspension, ...
    Have you had a look at the guide pins on each caliper? It's not uncommon that they stick, keeping the brakes from releasing and therefore dragging on the rotors. The guide pins normally float freely on high temp grease. If they are not maintained from time to time the grease will cook and glue...
  4. Very Rough Vibration Idle

    1st Gen - Engine, ...
    You've done quite a bit of work so far. Is your exhaust stock and have you had your ECU flashed or do you have Flash Pro? Just a thought... I had Flash Pro installed and those exact issues were introduced. They got worse after my exhaust was modified further.
  5. Fastline Compliance bearings on a daily?

    1st Gen - General Car Topics
    I've actually tried both a poly-weld filled bushing and am currently using the Fastline steel bearings. I initially installed the poly-weld filled bushings and really liked them. They gave a more direct or instantaneous response compared to the stock bushings. I had them on for about 30k miles...
  6. Very loud drone with current setup

    1st Gen - Problems and Fixes
    TSXXXX and Calgary TSX have defined it very well. That exhaust is too free-flowing giving you more noise and drone to deal with. The increased intake flow just adds more to it. I experienced the same issues you did but with a custom 2.5 inch exhaust and Magnaflow mufllers. I also had a CAI and...
  7. My first import ever found a 1st gen tsx

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    What type of help do you need with the air box mod? I installed a CT airbox from the instructions and it was straight forward. Let me know what exactly is the issue and I'll try to help since the only mod you want to do. Very nice car by the way.
  8. hello, I am new here. . .

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    I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the control on my AC fan. Once I replaced the fan the temps went back to normal.
  9. Hi to all

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    Hi Burner, Welcome to the forum. It all depends on your budget. The easiest change that will give you the most bang for your buck is to have your ECU flashed. You didn't specify which area (engine, suspension, etc.) you want to increase performance on or what is your budget so I'll keep it very...
  10. Inconsistent smoothness of power steering?

    1st Gen - Problems and Fixes
    Hi Nickrick, A few things come to mind. First verify the condition of your power steering fluid. Is it clear red or is it brown or dark grey? I had to flush my steering a couple of times to get all the old dirty fluid out and the steering got much better. I also rebuilt the steering pump at the...
  11. VSA Light Came on and does'nt respond to VSA Switch

    1st Gen - Engine, ...
    If you do not have a VSA issue then you can use a diagnostic tool that can reset the ABS system. It's not just a reader but a tool that can also reset systems so it will cost more than the basic reading tool. I had the same issue when my car was having some body work done. They ran ran my...
  12. I replaced the Radiator now should I replace the whole cooling system?

    1st Gen - Problems and Fixes
    I had a similar issue after flushing my coolant system and it was because there was air in the system. Try running the car while parked with the radiator cap off for 10-15 minutes. Fill as needed. It also helps if you can raise the front end a bit to aid the removal of air. This would be the...
  13. Timing chain... possible upgrade?

    1st Gen - General Car Topics
    Sorry, 1st gen here too. My 1st gen has 250,00 miles with the original timing chain and it still has good tension on it and I haven't experienced any issues with it. It seems rather soon to replace your chain. Are you have having specific issues with it?
  14. 2008 TSX Collision

    1st Gen - General Car Topics
    Also, generally, when you are not at fault you have the right to decide where you have your vehicle repaired. This is the best opportunity to seek out a reputable shop of your choice. This way you start with a much better appraisal than if the other persons insurance tries to dictate where to...
  15. 08 TSX approaching 90K, what maintenance should I do?

    1st Gen - General Car Topics
    I would suggest inspecting your compliance bushings (front lower control arms) for tears. They are notorious for tearing and causing your steering to wander. And you didn't mention it but make sure you have a feeler gauge to check your valve clearances. Also, ensure that you apply sealant to the...
  16. Power Steering Flush

    1st Gen - Car Care, ...
    I tried the drain and refill method 3 times and could only get my fluid to be a dirty light brown but at least it was translucent. I refilled the reservoir once every weekend for 3 weeks to mix all the fluid in the system. I used a total of 4-5 containers for the whole process. It was also was...
  17. P0741 (TCC Solenoid Lock Up), '04 TSX

    1st Gen - Problems and Fixes
    I just reviewed the manual and see what you mean. Let me clarify. The single solenoid on top of the transmission is the A solenoid (3-10 ohms). On the side of the transmission are 2 solenoids, B and C. B (3-10 ohms) is the bottom of the 2 solenoids (below C). If B is out of standard you...
  18. P0741 (TCC Solenoid Lock Up), '04 TSX

    1st Gen - Problems and Fixes
    That helps. They are called A/T Clutch Pressure Control Solenoid Valves A and B in the service manual. The resistance readings between terminals 1 and 2 are "Standard: 3-10 Ω " for both valves.
  19. Torque values needed

    1st Gen - General Car Topics
    According to my 2008 Service Manual: 1. Throttle body bolts (2) - 22Nm or 16 ft.lbs. 2. Intake Manifold bolts - 22Nm or 16 ft.lbs. Yes they both have the same torque values. Good luck with your starter job.
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