Last post on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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Acura MDX, SUV
#179 of 188 2008 MDX Rear differential Fluid (15,000miles )
May 18, 2009 (3:27 pm)
The dudes at Acura say I need Acura Auto Transmission Fluid ATSZ1 ( or ATS21).
They would give a safe alternative.for Jiffy Lube to use.
Can anyone help me?
Should I just buy it from Acura.....these guys are thieves.
I am not a mechanic
#180 of 188 Re: Rear View Camera [sanjaysdca]
Aug 11, 2009 (1:23 pm)
I am having the same problem with an '09 MDX Tech. The rear camera has a fantastic wide (and to the side) view...BUT distance to the rear appears much FARTHER than it actually is. This make it totally useless in parallel parking in tight spaces, etc.
This was very disappointing to me. My previous (GM) SUV had audible rear sensors, plus a visual 3-light system visible in the rear view mirror. That was a 2002 Buick. Acura is supposed to be so advanced.
There are optional "accessory" back-up sensors available from Acura, for about $500 installed. The money isn't the issue, my problem is that it involves removing the rear bumper, drilling holes in it, removing the tailgate weatherstripping and left rear seat, as well as cutting into a section of wiring to get this installed. Will they be able to do this carefully, neatly, and safely?
Good luck, be careful backing up!!!
#181 of 188 Adjusting 2010 MDX Cross Bars
Aug 29, 2010 (9:23 am)
Just got an 2010 MDX and need to adjust the cross bars. Is there a special tool to use for moving the cross bars....did not come with the vehicle?
#182 of 188 Re: 2008 MDX maintenance at 13k Miles [danil34]
Aug 29, 2010 (9:47 am)
I have an 06 RL and I learned long ago to sit down with the advisor, (which changes every 6 months) and ask him or her what is going to be done, how much, and how much time is involved. Then I ask the cost.
Since I know the rate of labor which is usually posted on a wall or you can ask how much labor is per hour, I then have an idea if I am getting ripped off or if I have a relatively honest rep/dealer. I have had good success with the local dealer at least so far.
I had the 40k oil changed, including rear diff fluid changed, and the "courtesy check" in the Ca Bay Area for $ 135 plus tax. Yes its an RL, but I believe the work with the MDX and my RL would be about the same.
I wish all well today and wish all take care driving.
#183 of 188 Re: 2008 MDX maintenance at 13k Miles [jensad]
Dec 02, 2010 (10:21 am)
Can you tell me where you had the work done on your RL? $135+tax sounds like a reasonable price.
#184 of 188 Re: 2008 MDX maintenance at 13k Miles [ucbsupafly]
Dec 02, 2010 (11:11 am)
Concord Acura done about one year ago. Don't buy into their list of items to service as that was where they would have charged me about $ 250. Good dealership, and service dept "serves" me well. But with most dealerships, they will try to make $$ and that's something I understand.
When I owned a Lexus, the dealer labor was well over $ 200 per hour compared to the rate with my 08 RL was $ 120 per hour.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#185 of 188 Engine Noise?
Dec 03, 2010 (12:16 pm)
I bought a pre-owned 2008 earlier in the spring. Since it's gotten cold, toward freezing, in the last few months, I've picked an additional rev sound, different then the engine, coming from the engine compartment. Sound revs up as engine revs up. It's not the heat (still there when heat off). Is this normal? Had a 2004 MDX for several years and never had the issue
#188 of 188 two questions for MDX, thanks
Oct 26, 2012 (8:36 am)
Just bought MDX last week, and found when I release foot brake or other minor shaking, I could hear some noise like flowing fluid from bottom of car, is that normal? and another question is, after fold down the 3rd row seat, should the cargo area be completely flat? I can't fold down the 3rd row completely, so there is some tilt up around area behind 2nd row seat. Thanks for your answer.