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Old 20 Sep 2003, 06:29 am
Rob G
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Default RSX dash rattles

Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away when it
warms up?

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Old 21 Sep 2003, 07:46 am
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Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
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> Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away when it
> warms up?


Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The dash
bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling that
sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and the area
of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air duct
can rattle. I posted a remedy at
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643 A
weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's own. I've
gotten no complaints so far.

Dave M.
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
>
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Old 21 Sep 2003, 08:48 pm
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Default Re: RSX dash rattles

Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the fact
that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am always
listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!

"Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
>
>
> Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away when

it
> > warms up?

>
> Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The dash
> bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling that
> sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and the

area
> of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air duct
> can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643 A
> weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
> However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's own.

I've
> gotten no complaints so far.
>
> Dave M.
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 21 Sep 2003, 11:15 pm
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Default Re: RSX dash rattles

What kind of repairs did you have? Just curious since I was thinking of
getting a RSX.

Tony



"Ryeker" <riscarle@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:QFrbb.1004832$ro6.19635847@news2.calgary.shaw .ca...
> Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the fact
> that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am always
> listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!
>
> "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
> >
> >
> > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away

when
> it
> > > warms up?

> >
> > Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The dash
> > bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling that
> > sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and the

> area
> > of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air

duct
> > can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> > http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643 A
> > weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
> > However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's own.

> I've
> > gotten no complaints so far.
> >
> > Dave M.
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 22 Sep 2003, 12:03 am
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Guest <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
news:COtbb.2220$1H3.78571@news20.bellglobal.com...
> What kind of repairs did you have? Just curious since I was thinking of
> getting a RSX.


I'm demonizing myself on this group, but I advise against the RSX-S, mainly
because of the 2nd gear grind which Acura refuses to invest in a retrofit to
solve. If it hadn't been for the rattles and transmission in cool / cold
weather, I'd put the RSX-S darn near the top of my "recommended" list (that
engine is hot, 2 hp per cubic inch!).

I've had the transmission "fixed" for the 2nd gear grind, but there was no
improvement. I remedied many rattles. I just brought the RSX-S in for a
"clunk" sound that was only a dry exhaust joint.

Get a Subaru WRX (it has more hp and a lot more torque than the RSX-S, but
not as ergonomic and glamorous).

Dave M.
>
> Tony
>
>
>
> "Ryeker" <riscarle@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> news:QFrbb.1004832$ro6.19635847@news2.calgary.shaw .ca...
> > Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the fact
> > that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am

always
> > listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!
> >
> > "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> > news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
> > >
> > >
> > > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > > news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > > > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away

> when
> > it
> > > > warms up?
> > >
> > > Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The

dash
> > > bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling

that
> > > sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and the

> > area
> > > of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air

> duct
> > > can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> > > http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643

A
> > > weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
> > > However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's own.

> > I've
> > > gotten no complaints so far.
> > >
> > > Dave M.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Rob
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 22 Sep 2003, 09:20 pm
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Default Re: RSX dash rattles


Dave M. <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
news:Cwubb.8615$BP4.3001@news02.roc.ny...
>
> Guest <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:COtbb.2220$1H3.78571@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > What kind of repairs did you have? Just curious since I was thinking of
> > getting a RSX.

>
> I'm demonizing myself on this group, but I advise against the RSX-S,

mainly
> because of the 2nd gear grind which Acura refuses to invest in a retrofit

to
> solve. If it hadn't been for the rattles and transmission in cool / cold
> weather, I'd put the RSX-S darn near the top of my "recommended" list

(that
> engine is hot, 2 hp per cubic inch!).


Err, that is 1.6 hp per cubic inch.

>
> I've had the transmission "fixed" for the 2nd gear grind, but there was no
> improvement. I remedied many rattles. I just brought the RSX-S in for a
> "clunk" sound that was only a dry exhaust joint.
>
> Get a Subaru WRX (it has more hp and a lot more torque than the RSX-S, but
> not as ergonomic and glamorous).
>
> Dave M.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
> >
> > "Ryeker" <riscarle@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> > news:QFrbb.1004832$ro6.19635847@news2.calgary.shaw .ca...
> > > Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the

fact
> > > that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am

> always
> > > listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!
> > >
> > > "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> > > news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > > > news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > > > > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away

> > when
> > > it
> > > > > warms up?
> > > >
> > > > Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The

> dash
> > > > bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling

> that
> > > > sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and

the
> > > area
> > > > of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air

> > duct
> > > > can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> > > >

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643
> A
> > > > weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
> > > > However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's

own.
> > > I've
> > > > gotten no complaints so far.
> > > >
> > > > Dave M.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Rob
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 22 Sep 2003, 10:14 pm
Rob G
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Default Re: RSX dash rattles

What major repairs are those? I've had my 03 RSX-S for 5 months with
no serious problems.

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Rob

"Ryeker" <riscarle@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:QFrbb.1004832$ro6.19635847@news2.calgary.shaw .ca...
> Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the fact
> that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am always
> listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!
>
> "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
> >
> >
> > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away

when
> it
> > > warms up?

> >
> > Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The dash
> > bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling that
> > sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and the

> area
> > of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air

duct
> > can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> > http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643 A
> > weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
> > However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's own.

> I've
> > gotten no complaints so far.
> >
> > Dave M.
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 22 Sep 2003, 10:24 pm
Rob G
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Default Re: RSX dash rattles

Are we talking actually gear grinding or shift notchiness? I think the
grind can be
caused because people are being fooled that they think they are in gear, but
instead
just encountered some nothiness in the shift. I've experienced this in
third gear a few
times. Usually my shift to third is smooth, but if it 'notches' then I can
mistakenly think
it's all the way in gear and it really isn't.

2nd gear notchy %30 of the time
3rd gear notchy very rarely


--


Rob

"Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
news:Cwubb.8615$BP4.3001@news02.roc.ny...
>
> Guest <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
> news:COtbb.2220$1H3.78571@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > What kind of repairs did you have? Just curious since I was thinking of
> > getting a RSX.

>
> I'm demonizing myself on this group, but I advise against the RSX-S,

mainly
> because of the 2nd gear grind which Acura refuses to invest in a retrofit

to
> solve. If it hadn't been for the rattles and transmission in cool / cold
> weather, I'd put the RSX-S darn near the top of my "recommended" list

(that
> engine is hot, 2 hp per cubic inch!).
>
> I've had the transmission "fixed" for the 2nd gear grind, but there was no
> improvement. I remedied many rattles. I just brought the RSX-S in for a
> "clunk" sound that was only a dry exhaust joint.
>
> Get a Subaru WRX (it has more hp and a lot more torque than the RSX-S, but
> not as ergonomic and glamorous).
>
> Dave M.
> >
> > Tony
> >
> >
> >
> > "Ryeker" <riscarle@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> > news:QFrbb.1004832$ro6.19635847@news2.calgary.shaw .ca...
> > > Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the

fact
> > > that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am

> always
> > > listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!
> > >
> > > "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> > > news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > > > news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > > > > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away

> > when
> > > it
> > > > > warms up?
> > > >
> > > > Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The

> dash
> > > > bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling

> that
> > > > sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and

the
> > > area
> > > > of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an air

> > duct
> > > > can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> > > >

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643
> A
> > > > weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they meet.
> > > > However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's

own.
> > > I've
> > > > gotten no complaints so far.
> > > >
> > > > Dave M.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Rob
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 23 Sep 2003, 10:43 pm
Dave M.
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Default Re: RSX dash rattles

Rob,

Acura likes to write-off the "notchiness", but it is the failure of the
blocking rings to fully lock with the gear. After owning junk cars with no
"notchiness", and learning about the synchro assemblies from rebuilding and
testing manual gear boxes, Acura is selling us cars with defective
transmissions for $23,600 and they KNOW it.

Dave M.


Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
news:vmvbmm2uroe658@corp.supernews.com...
> Are we talking actually gear grinding or shift notchiness? I think the
> grind can be
> caused because people are being fooled that they think they are in gear,

but
> instead
> just encountered some nothiness in the shift. I've experienced this in
> third gear a few
> times. Usually my shift to third is smooth, but if it 'notches' then I

can
> mistakenly think
> it's all the way in gear and it really isn't.
>
> 2nd gear notchy %30 of the time
> 3rd gear notchy very rarely
>
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
>
> "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> news:Cwubb.8615$BP4.3001@news02.roc.ny...
> >
> > Guest <nospam@spam.com> wrote in message
> > news:COtbb.2220$1H3.78571@news20.bellglobal.com...
> > > What kind of repairs did you have? Just curious since I was thinking

of
> > > getting a RSX.

> >
> > I'm demonizing myself on this group, but I advise against the RSX-S,

> mainly
> > because of the 2nd gear grind which Acura refuses to invest in a

retrofit
> to
> > solve. If it hadn't been for the rattles and transmission in cool / cold
> > weather, I'd put the RSX-S darn near the top of my "recommended" list

> (that
> > engine is hot, 2 hp per cubic inch!).
> >
> > I've had the transmission "fixed" for the 2nd gear grind, but there was

no
> > improvement. I remedied many rattles. I just brought the RSX-S in for a
> > "clunk" sound that was only a dry exhaust joint.
> >
> > Get a Subaru WRX (it has more hp and a lot more torque than the RSX-S,

but
> > not as ergonomic and glamorous).
> >
> > Dave M.
> > >
> > > Tony
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Ryeker" <riscarle@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> > > news:QFrbb.1004832$ro6.19635847@news2.calgary.shaw .ca...
> > > > Yeah, I have a rattle on the dash of my '03 RSX but considering the

> fact
> > > > that I have had 6 major repairs in 6 months ( what a POS...! ) I am

> > always
> > > > listening for "bigger" problems..! Jeez this thing sucks...!!!
> > > >
> > > > "Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> > > > news:qcgbb.7608$SW7.5191@news02.roc.ny...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Rob G <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
> > > > > news:vmoavu3usan6c6@corp.supernews.com...
> > > > > > Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go

away
> > > when
> > > > it
> > > > > > warms up?
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, It's typical and it does get much better when it is warm. The

> > dash
> > > > > bounces at the windshield when bumps are hit. This causes rattling

> > that
> > > > > sounds like it's coming from the left, sometimes right tweeter and

> the
> > > > area
> > > > > of the heater controls. Also, the glove compartment latch and an

air
> > > duct
> > > > > can rattle. I posted a remedy at
> > > > >

> http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...43#post1082643
> > A
> > > > > weatherstrip is put between the dash and windshield where they

meet.
> > > > > However, the weatherstrip used might cause a slight noise of it's

> own.
> > > > I've
> > > > > gotten no complaints so far.
> > > > >
> > > > > Dave M.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Rob
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 25 Sep 2003, 04:43 am
Erik Long
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Nope.

"Rob G" <lost.in.the.zone@sasktel.net> wrote in message
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> Is the RSX prone to dash rattles in cold weather? Do they go away when it
> warms up?
>
> --
>
>
> Rob
>
>



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