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#1784 of 2052 Engine RPM
Sep 22, 2009 (8:53 pm)
I have a gauge/dial on the dash which indicates RPM X 1000 on my 2002 Acura MDX. The pointer normally pointed to 2 when the engine was running. I have recently noticed that it points to 1 or lower when the engine is running, though it jumps to 2 and over when I press the gas pedal or accelerate and quickly falls back to 1. The car runs fine, but at lower speeds I feel the engine vibrate once in a while. What does this indicate. Appreciate your guidance.
#1785 of 2052 Re: High pitched whirring noise or whistling noise [qali]
Sep 29, 2009 (7:03 pm)
Problem fix - Went all the way to the Acura Tech Center. Transmission cable acts as a sound tube directing the transmission noise into the interior. New cable and proper adjustments solved the problem. Wonderful car. Covered under warranty. Good luck!
#1786 of 2052 Re: High pitched whirring noise or whistling noise [topoff]
Sep 30, 2009 (4:42 am)
Thanks Topoff, and I am glad your problem is fixed. Can you please send me the URL for the Acura Tech Center and tech # (if one exists). That way I am better informed when I discuss this with the dealer.
#1787 of 2052 Re: High pitched whirring noise or whistling noise [qali]
Sep 30, 2009 (8:54 am)
The dealer did the leg work - at first it looked like a transmission issue - pump etc. The dealership needs to call the tech center prior to doing major work to ensure warranty coverage.
#1788 of 2052 MDX rear suspension problem
Sep 30, 2009 (4:35 pm)
I posted awhile back about a thumping coming from the right side rear suspension in my 2009 MDX with sport package suspension. After three visits and many complaints to the dealer they fessed up and stated that they do not know what is wrong and they don't know how to fix it. Further, they admitted that Acura has been aware of this problem in the MDX going back to 2007 but don't know what is causing the problem. (It sounds like a tennis ball bonking around in a cardboard box whenever I go over even the slightest disruption in the pavement. The noise is reminiscent of a bushing problem or shock dampner out of whack.) Dealer said that Acura suits said it is, "Commercially acceptable." Thanks for taking my $50k and then telling me that, Acura. I think we disagree. Anybody have any solutions for me in terms of getting this taken care of?
#1789 of 2052 2007 MDX/Sport + Tech - Loud clapping sound
Oct 05, 2009 (10:36 am)
While accelerating sometimes there's a loud clapping sound from the engine compartment or from underneath the engine, tranny maybe. A single pop, very loud and startling, followed by a momentary loss of power. Like a misfire, or a tractor.
Dealer is clueless or is pretending to be. Does anyone know about this?
#1790 of 2052 Re: 08 MDX Creeking noise from driver window [brahda808]
Oct 12, 2009 (2:50 pm)
Okay, it's been sometime now and I haven't given an update on the squeeky window. The noise came back shortly after the last post. About a month later, I took the MDX back in and they basically took every that could come out of the door and reinstalled it, torquing it to specs. Problem solved. I've been squeeky free since then. But...the exhaust smell is still there when accelerating hard and the A/C is on recirculate. They haven't been able to fix this problem.
#1791 of 2052 Steering Wheel- Off Center
Oct 17, 2009 (2:40 pm)
My 2008 Acura MDX Sport/Ent has an issue with the steering wheel being 3 degrees to the left of center on the highway. I have paid for an alignment already but the 3 degrees to the left persists. While not horrible I was wondering if a private alignment shop could tweak it a bit so the steering wheel is dead center when drivng in the center lane. Yes, I realize there is a CROWN to the road; still I am not used to the steering wheel being off to the left and it is annoying. Anyone else notice this issue? The Acura TECH says my car is within SPECS.
#1792 of 2052 Re: Steering Wheel- Off Center [valueguy]
Oct 17, 2009 (5:22 pm)
The Acura guy should be able to get your steering wheel back to center. Wothin specs, he says? Maybe, but the job is a basic one, unless something greater is wrong that he doesn't want to have to deal with. My '09 MDX Sport/Ent had the same problem - fixed in a jiffy, no charge. It is nothing for any decent mechanic (Acura or even a Midas shop) to straighten out. Go back and talk to the service manager. No luck with him? Get the customer relations manager involved. Keep moving up the chain.
#1793 of 2052 paint problem
Oct 23, 2009 (1:10 am)
I have a 2003 MDX midnight blue and I am the original owner. The passenger side door panel has original paint. However, since 2 years ago, I began to notice it has a noticeable haze on it on the entire panel. None of the other body parts have the same problem. Anyone has similar problem? I guess whatever happened to it happened to the entire panel and that is too much coincidence and I cannot help thinking it is the manufacturing process that mess it up. Could they have forgot to put a clear coat on the door panel?