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#1907 of 2052 rear bumper replacement for 2009 MDX
Aug 01, 2010 (7:37 pm)
my rear gray bumper was already a little scratched up but recently got hit in a parking lot so I need to replace it. my body shop can get it i'm sure as they got my wife a new bumper on her acura when her parked car was hit in a parking lot by a commercial truck who paid for the new bumper.
But I wonder if the body shop gets the bumper for one price and then charges the customer a little more i'm sure even for this seemingly mostly honest shop. Unless they have some in to cheap parts and actually pass that along to the customer I'm sure I could get it cheaper myself.
acurapartswarehouse.com seems to be cheaper then bernardi.acuraparts or curry.acuraparts
anyone know of or order replacement parts (and/or accessories but actual parts are harder to find as many sites shops have the acccessories) from other shops/sites?
for rear bumper there seems to be a bunch of different parts but you can get the main whole bumper which I'm assuming I need but hope I dont order more then I actually need. Here is a list of all the bumper parts front and back
http://www.acurapartswarehouse.com/online/Page_Product/PartDetail.aspx?catalogID- =26&productID=8&yearID=24&doorID=4&gradeID=120&areaID=1&transmissionID=2&originI- D=-1&colorLabelIDs=-1&colorLabelID=-1§ionID=7&idAndImageID=4929%20227488&isB- igPicture=False
so I'm guessing I need #2 on the list
04715-STX-A91ZZ FACE, RR. BUMPER (DOT) CAN 1 $431.82 $318.68
which is the whole rear bumper. I just hope that isn't more then I need. I guess I should wait and see what the body shop says and exactly what part I need which they be reluctant to tell me if they make part of their money on the part which be kind of dishonest though.
hopefully they can tell me exactly what I need and exactly what they would charge me for the bumper part before labor so I can compare to what I can get the part for myself.
#1908 of 2052 2008 MDX B13 service, price quote
Aug 28, 2010 (2:07 pm)
Got a quote of $188 for B13 service; (dealership)
1- Oil Change and tire rotation ($34.95 + $28)
2- Transmission and rear differential flush and fill. ($115)
I am skipping the inspection part as i can do it on my own, and also holding off on break fluid flush and fill for a couple of months (Almost 3 years old).
Called up Honda dealer ship and the price is almost the same.
Is that around what other folks are paying, should i try to go to some other generic shop ?
#1909 of 2052 Re: '05 MDX A/C Pollen filter [qali]
Aug 29, 2010 (12:03 pm)
For 05 you will need to open some screws, i have on 08 and the glove box just drops down, you pull out the filter and put the new one, no need to go to the dealer for this. The only thing to watch out for is when you drop the glove box make sure you dont let it drop all the way and give some support with your hand as there is a vacum rod in the back that can come of (it can be put back in just takes a few minutes extra).
#1910 of 2052 Re: 2008 MDX B13 service, price quote [un_sidiq]
Aug 30, 2010 (3:05 pm)
Can you tell me what area you are in? I'm looking for similar service, I need B16. I haven't shop around yet.
#1911 of 2052 Re: 2008 MDX B13 service, price quote [amdx09]
Aug 31, 2010 (10:46 am)
I am in Dallas, going to the dealer in Plano, i was also able to use a 15% off coupon that i found at another dealer's site, so the total would be a little less.
Seems like Acura dealers will accept coupon as long as it is from another Acura dealer.
#1912 of 2052 Re: 2008 MDX B13 service, price quote [un_sidiq]
Aug 31, 2010 (10:48 am)
Small correction, it's not rear differential fluid, it's transmission and transfer fluid that is $114.95 (service item # 3)
#1913 of 2052 Re: 2008 MDX B13 service, price quote [un_sidiq]
Aug 31, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Thanks, I guess I'll call around and see if the deal will match the lower ones. I saw your old post for B16, so I have some idea for the price range now.
#1914 of 2052 Re: rear bumper replacement for 2009 MDX [x5killer]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2010 (2:59 pm)
that looks like the part but when you bring that to a body shop don't be surprised if they will paint it and install it but might refuse to warranty their work. They might not object, but they might. Given that it is a genuine factory part, you're probably okay, but if there's something missing, or the wrong fit, wrong part, damaged in shipping, etc., this is going to be your problem, since you ordered it.
Personally, I don't see this as worth the trouble. If the body shop marks up the part 10%, that's maybe $40 bucks.
#1915 of 2052 Re: 2008 MDX B13 service, price quote [amdx09]
Sep 01, 2010 (10:59 am)
So here is an update, i also noticed excessive hood movement when on the highway and also notified the dealer ship about that.
Just got a call from the dealership, the MDX only has around 38k miles.
1- The hood needs repair as i was not imagining and there is excessive ply.
2- One of the axle is leaking and needs replacement (still under warranty)
3- Whistling sound from the window at highway speed (i complained about it and it's getting fixed under warranty)
4- Dealer said that the tires that the vehicle comes with (Michelin) are not the best, as i had noticed steering vibration that felt like balancing issue. Looks like will need new tires soon as tread has already worn out.
Any suggestions on what tires to get ?
I had bought extended warranty though dont' this stuff like axle will be covered.
Over all not very pleased with the MDX.
#1916 of 2052 07 MDX w/sport package - vibrations at 65 mph
Sep 20, 2010 (6:19 am)
2007 MDX starts vibrating at 65 mph, new set of tires didn't help. Definitely coming from the front, I assume it's the suspension and not the wheels. Acura service rep dismissed the problem by stating - Oh, we can't recreate the problem because we can't drive at that speed for fear of getting a ticket! And that's after dropping 1K for a new set of tires, at $45k a pop I'd expect a near damn perfection. Can't imagine a BMW dealer insulting his customer like this... Is this a safety issue? I understand most drivers of this car are soccer moms who only drive at that speed in the Nordstrom's parking lot, so they don't complain about this issue.