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#1635 of 2050 Re: 02 Transmission SUX!! [jscorp1]
May 23, 2008 (9:57 am)
My tranny finally died on 2/10/08. I had to get a new transmission but it worked out better than I thought. I have suspected something was wrong with the transmission for a while. It starting making noises around 4th gear so I took it in to a transmission guy. He changed the fluid and found metal in the pan. He suggested that I take it to Acura since he beleives that they have exteded the warranty. I took it and Acura said the transmission and motor mount needed to be replaced and the warranty was not extended for the 2003 MDX. The cost was going to be over $6,000. I was shocked and told myself there was no way I would or could drop 6K on this car. I told my service person to see what he could do since I reported an issue before 50K back in 2006. He got back to me a few days later with good news. The manager said he would knock 75% off the service. I said go ahead and fix the car. When the car was done I was ready to pay and the invoice was much lower than was quoted earlier. They actually put me under a warranty and all I had to pay was a $250 fee for the tranny. I did pay full price for the motor mount and labor, but thanks to Acura I was able to keep my MDX
May 24, 2008 (4:36 pm)
My NAV, Radio, and 12 V power adapters went out last night on my 2005 MDX. I checked the radio and ACC fuse, but they looked fine. Anyone know what fuse(s) might cause these to go out or how can this be fixed.
All other power seems to be fine. Headlights, windows, locks, heater, dash lights. Everything seems okay and the car is drivable. They only thing that appears to be affected is....
GPS screen is off
Radio does not power on
12 V power on dash and in center console glove is not working.
The little red security LED on the radio still blinks though. Seems like this is more than a fuse, but what electrical links all of these? Some relay blew out or something?
#1637 of 2050 Re: HELP!!! [acuraman8]
May 27, 2008 (5:37 am)
The exact same thing happened to me. I plugged in a bad cell charger and it probably shorted something out. The memory seats also don't operate. All the fuses seem ok.
I have a Blitzsafe auxiliary input wired in, so I'm guessing that could be the issue. Will know more tonight after I get behind the console.
#1638 of 2050 Re: HELP!!! [acuraman8]
May 27, 2008 (5:53 am)
Acuraman8: I am in desperate need of a source to make the side mirrors fold electrically on my 2008 MDX. I don't mind aftermarket products, mirrors from other vehicles that would fit, mirrors that would need to be painted, etc. While you have your thinking cap on, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am also experiencing a thumping sound or rattle in the rear left when I go over some bumps, but not always. I noticed some forum members had mentioned this. Is there a known fix that I can suggest to my dealer?
You're the man!
#1639 of 2050 2008 MDX clicking/popping noises from rear
May 27, 2008 (9:00 am)
I'm the proud owner (hopefully) of a 2008 base MDX black/black with about 1600 miles. I have a concern that would like to see if anybody has similar problem or answer to. Since about 200 miles, I have had an intermittant annoying clicking or low popping noise from the rear hatch area primarily at a complete stop or sometimes from starting or slowing down to a stop. It sound like gravel being thown against the back door or in the fenderwell. It is not constant, nor can I relate it to any bumps in the road, etc. I don't hear it at freeway speeds. I am taking it into the dealer for the second time, they are responding to typical TSBs (07-033 to start), but I don't think the problem fits. Any ideas?
#1640 of 2050 2008 MDX temperature settings
May 29, 2008 (8:47 pm)
I recently bought a 2008 MDX in the US and imported it into Canada. Any idea on how to change the outside temperature and internal cabin temperature readings from Faranheit into Celcius?
Also, what about changing the trip computer and odometer from miles into kilometers?
#1641 of 2050 Re: 2008 MDX temperature settings [redloh]
May 30, 2008 (6:32 am)
Please share with the group once you find out. I'm in the same situation, but I think it would be costly to change.
#1642 of 2050 Re: 2008 MDX temperature settings [nswaalo]
May 31, 2008 (12:19 pm)
I'm looking to buy a MDX in the states and then import into Canada. I would appreciate knowing which dealers were good to work with.
#1643 of 2050 Re: vibration/clunking noise through gas pedal [seanz1]
Jun 10, 2008 (1:08 pm)
it sounds like this is a known issue and actually it's a feature of the ABS. At least that's what I've read and I've read a lot of different boards about this issue.
If this happens only once after starting, it's very likely the ABS self-diagnostic. About 50 feet after you start rolling, the anti-lock brakes valves activate one at a time to verify they're working.
Unless someone else wants to chime in.
#1644 of 2050 Air Filter 2006 MDX
Jun 12, 2008 (10:09 am)
Any pointers to changing the air filter? Bought either a Fram or Purolator and it looks like bolts are hard to get at. Thanks