Having problems with your 2002 Acura RSX ?
I have a stock '02 RSX-S with 93K miles.I recently started hearing a ticking sound coming from the engine while accelerating at low rpm's in any gear (i can hear it at higher rpm's too, but at that point the engine rev starts to cover the noise up). With the windows closed it sounds like it's coming from the center of the engine. It's much more noticeable with the windows open driving next to something (and it's much more noticeable with the passenger side window down than the drive side).
Sounds like an Exhaust Manifold leak on only one cylinder. The Gasket is probably blown out. Check around where manifold is bolted to the engine. Any leaks are usually evident by a black sooty deposit.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2002 Acura RSX
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