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#249 of 996 Re: 2003 Acura MDX Transmission slipping [lushlife]
May 07, 2010 (7:36 am)
My trans. was replaced at 107k miles. Acura paid 90%. I honestly don't think the trans. had any mechanical failure. I think it was electronic or a dirty fluid filter that is not serviceable. There is no way that the bearings, gears, or clutches wore out. I was changing its fluid every 30k miles.
Acura won't say what is wrong with these. The CA service center rep. told me the replacement transmission will not have the same issues. I think he lied to me, but that's because I learned a long time ago not to trust people. If I still own our '03 MDX when this next trans. fails, I'll take it into an independant repair shop that can assure and warranty that the rebuild/repair will fix the issues.
Since replacement, I'm changing fluid with every engine oil change (5,000 miles). It takes an extra 5 minutes to change the fluid and I'm using Mobil 1 ATF for multi vehicles. I'm not sure it will help.
#250 of 996 2005 acura MDX torque converter
May 07, 2010 (7:19 pm)
I brought my car in one month ago due to rumbling noise at 30-40 mph. They stated it was the torque converter and that it needs to be replaced but not right away???? and that they can't guarantee that the noise will go away if it is replaced. Now, if they expect me to pay $2000 or more shouldn't it be guaranteed?
I read in another forum, that I should try changing the rear difft'l fluid and that it may take the noise away?? any comments/ suggestions will help.
#251 of 996 transmission
May 12, 2010 (5:41 am)
I have 05 mdx and when the car is at 20 - 40 m/h it vibrates and makes some noises. I have 105k mies on.
#252 of 996 Traded my MDX
May 12, 2010 (7:44 am)
I'm glad I traded out of my MDX
#253 of 996 Achilles heel
May 13, 2010 (5:19 am)
Any names of reputable lawyers with a history of success regarding this issue?
I've owned other all wheel drive vehicles with standard transmissions that lasted longer than the automatic transmission on this 02 mdx. This issue is going to be acura's Achilles heel.
#254 of 996 rumbling noise at 30-40 mph
May 13, 2010 (6:23 am)
Im having the same problem as most of the people here on this forum. I hear a rumbling noise at 30-40 mph.
#255 of 996 Re: Achilles heel [tzelig]
May 13, 2010 (7:23 am)
Yeah, I had been a Subaru driver for many years and decided to try a more "comfortable" vehicle with Acura. I will have a hard time looking at another Acura or recomending one.
Funny that on an out of warranty repair, Acura "strongly recommended" replacing the transmission. Yet on my 2 in warranty repairs, they did not even want to change the transmission fluid.
#256 of 996 Re: Achilles heel [gbreda]
May 13, 2010 (1:26 pm)
"Funny that on an out of warranty repair, Acura "strongly recommended" replacing the transmission. Yet on my 2 in warranty repairs, they did not even want to change the transmission fluid".
Sounds like "quality service" from a trusted dealer. I learned 8 cars ago to cover my backside with any dealer if I was going to keep the vehicle for 100k, I got a second warranty for the difference between the miles after purchase and the 100k.
Worked one time with a 89 Camery at 45k as the dealer replaced the values, ect and I got another 80k from there.
Good luck to all and stay safe.
#258 of 996 Second to third gear shift problem
May 11, 2010 (11:58 am)
First post. For the past several months my 2001 MDX transmission mis-shifts going from second to third, basically leaving me in neutral until I let off the pedal for a few seconds.
I drive about 250 miles weekly, but what really odd is this shifting problem only happens (so far) in two intersections that I commonly enter. When it occurs, I am slowly accelerating (due to congested traffic after a stop light) on level to slightly downhill surfaces.
This only seems to happen on light acceleration.
I called my Acura dealer last week and they suggested that I come in and they would have someone ride with me, but since it wasn't frequently reproducible they suggested should wait if I could. They told me that there were no diagnosis codes that a shop test would uncover.
I'm not sure what good it is to have a passenger. Nothing unusual happens that you can hear or feel when the shift is missed, other than the engine revs up because I'm still trying to accelerate.
FWIW, my MDX just turned 100k miles today. At about 80k my torque converter was replaced after I experienced frequent shuddering at 40-45 mph.
Any ideas? Could it be that there is some kind of external electrical interference (cell tower?) affecting a shift control unit?