Acura RSX Starter

To get your engine running, a huge electrical current from the battery is sent to your Acura RSX starter. This high-torque electric motor spins the flexplate fast enough to initiate the combustion process, and it's intended to last for many years. However, a bad starter can occur, and it's liable to leave you stranded somewhere if it does. At AutoZone, you'll find all the parts you need for your car including Acura RSX starters.

Because of how a starter operates, it needs to be mounted at the join between the engine and the transmission since that's where the flexplate is located. Practically, you'll find the RSX starter under the hood, on the drivers side below the air cleaner duct. It's mounted so the pinion gear will extend outward into the teeth on the flexplate when it's powered, then it retracts when you stop turning the key.
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      Duralast Starter 19421 for Acura RSX
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        Duralast Starter 17816 for Acura RSX
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        About Acura RSX Starter

        Why Would You Need to Replace It

        Starters are long-lasting parts, but there can be issues that require a replacement. If your car only has a clicking noise when you try to start it, there's a grinding noise, or the engine starts intermittently, it could be an issue of a bad starter. It takes a bit of time, but it's a job that can be done at home by a DIYer.

        Whether you need a car starter or new batteries, AutoZone is your source. Filter your search results by year, make, model, and engine size for parts that fit your RSX from brands like Duralast that can arrive quickly with options like Free Next-Day Delivery or in-store pickup methods.

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        Easy Install

        Gordon

        in 2 years

        Install was easy (once you remove the intake manifold). Check the Hayes manual for clear instructions. Starts like a charm! No more grinding or intermittent starts. Lifetime warranty.

        What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2003 Acura RSX Base

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        Good great price

        Josiezav23

        in 7 months

        It works as oem part it hasn’t give me any issues and of course I got lifetime warranty on it thanks Autozone

        What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2002 Acura rsx

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        Works Good - 04 RSX Base

        Shane

        in 3 years

        Installed in an 04 Acura RSX Base model, works like a charm. The plastic on one of the connectors was broken, but not an issue, the metal tab on the inside was still intact and the connecting wire has a rubber boot. This could be an issue if the metal tab was broken tho, be sure to inspect yours before leaving the store. Took about 4 hours to install from start to finish. I recommend removing your intake manifold and runner to get to it. Disconnect battery. Remove intake hose and disconnect intake electrical connectors. Remove intake manifold (4 bolts) Clean inside it while you have it open, you'll see a small channel on the side the hose connects onto, stuff a piece of paper towel in there so nothing falls in it, then clean it. Don't forget to remove the paper towel. You'll need unbolt your radiator support to have clearance to remove the intake runner. There's 2 bolts on each side, and one in the center bottom, remove them and lift the radiator up and forward slightly. Remove the intake runner hoses (2x) and electrical connectors. Remove bolts on top of intake runner and lift it off. The base model has a reusable gasket on it so be careful not to damage that. Now you can get to the starter easily. Disconnect electrical connectors and remove the 2 bolts holding it in. Remove the old starter, put the new one in (just line it up and set it in there) and reverse everything you just did to put it back together. I recommend using A LITTLE locktite on the starter bolts. One small drop is all you need for the love of God. Haha. Do not cross thread your bolts or this will turn into a 3 day project. This will work for the Base model only. The Type-S has a different intake. This should also work for Gen. 2 Honda CRVs, they have they same motor. Although apparently the CRV has more room underneath; so you can access it without removing the intake. I replaced my charge harness while in there as well. I bought 20ft of 2 gauge wire to replace it (much thicker than stock) and had about 3-5 feet left over. There are several wires loomed onto the stock charge harness, simply remove the stock looming and separate those wires, then re-loom them separately from your alternator and starter wires.

        What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2004 Acura RSX - Base Model