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#790 of 996 Re: 2004 Acura MDX Issues [wwest]
Jan 18, 2012 (7:51 pm)
thanks for the quick reply,i am from socal so i guess i'll just bring it to a shop and tell them to remove the drive shaft,also do you know of anyone on the forums who has done this mod? My transmission overheated over the weekend then had to replace the atf and also used BARS transmission repair fluid and no BS it sounds like the car is running like a top no more jerking,vibrations or shudering.dunno how long this fix will work thou.
#791 of 996 Re: 2012 MDX [kerlow66]
Jan 18, 2012 (8:39 pm)
I really like the 12 but sadly it only has room for 5. I love the interior and navi placement. It is simple and clean cut.
#792 of 996 Re: 2012 MDX [kerlow66]
Jan 19, 2012 (9:47 am)
If you have pockets deep enough to consider the MDX then the Porsche Cayenne base V6 might be an alternate. Nothing against VW other than it just is not a Porsche.
#793 of 996 Grinding noise at 40mph in 2003 MDX
Jan 20, 2012 (8:55 am)
My MDx has 138,000miles and now has a grinding noise when I accelerate around 40mph. I have had it to several mechanics to check it. The first told me it was cracked engine mounts and sharged me $800 to fix. It didnt fix it at all. the next mechanic said that he heard the noise and looked but visually did not see anything. He put it on the computer and got codes that alerted to the VSA system which he said I would need to take to dealer (I have hesitated to take to dealer because in the past their prices were OUTRAGEOUS and I felt ripped off) I saw in other posts about the torque converter. Does this sound like a possibility? I saw a TSB about it but no official recall. Anyone have any idea how much this would cost me to fix out of warranty? I assume I have no chance at getting it fixed for free or low cost since the TSB? Any advise is much appreciated!! Wondering if now I should just trade it in:(
#794 of 996 Re: Grinding noise at 40mph in 2003 MDX [pam53]
Jan 20, 2012 (9:01 am)
That sounds like transmission could be the issue. I think repair costs are $2000 for non dealership and $4000 at dealership
#795 of 996 Harsh shift with NEW 2012 MDX
Jan 20, 2012 (1:38 pm)
Just bought a 2012 MDX 2 weeks ago. Found the transmission shift is not smooth, especially in low gear, like a manual transmission gear engage. Also, at around 30MPH or lower speed, if I release the gas pedal, when the speed goes down, sometimes you can feel little shock like brake is taken (looks like the gear is down shift). I didn't feel any of those symptoms when test-drived another car before bought this one. After reading all those post, I'm a little worried, is this a symptom of a bad transmission or torque converter? Should I go to dealer ask them to check it? This is a NEW car, man ! Thanks for any advice.
#796 of 996 Re: Harsh shift with NEW 2012 MDX [mdx2012]
Jan 20, 2012 (2:57 pm)
Modern automatics do not downshift into 1st gear until the vehicle comes to a full and complete STOP.
You happen to be doing a "rolling stop"' and thereby re-apply foot pressure to the gas pedal before, or just before, the vehicle comes to a FULL stop. Then you will definitely get a SLAM into 1st gear.
"..like brake is taken.."
You're experiencing the newly adopted "coastdown full fuel cut"
During closed throttle coastdown periods the engine is STARVED of fuel. In order to keep the engine turning over fast enough that a simple restoration of fuele flow will "restart" it the transmission will be downshifted, sequentiually, again and again, as roadspeed declines.
It is these downshifts that result in a slight level of engine compression braking that feel as if the brakes are being lightly applied.
At some point the roadspeed will become to low and fuel flow will be restored while at the same time the transmission is upshifted to alleviate engine compression loading.
It's that last upshift at fuel flow restoration that feels as if the brakes have partially released. It is also that last upshift that often gets in the way of your need for 1st gear acceleration if you happen to try to re-accelerate at the "wrong" moment.
#797 of 996 Re: Harsh shift with NEW 2012 MDX [wwest]
Jan 20, 2012 (3:27 pm)
Yes, I can feel slight level brake after release gas pedal. If I keep giving some gas during slowing down, it is more smooth. Thank you very much for your knowledgeable explanation. Hopefully this is not a transmission issue. I'll watch on it. Anyway, this symptom is annoying especially in traffic. Don't know why they can not make it more smooth!
#798 of 996 Re: Do we have a transmission problem? [goomba1]
Feb 06, 2012 (2:40 pm)
No, I used 87. I was told it should be ok when I bought the car.
#799 of 996 Re: 04-06 Acura MDX transmission [michelleanne]
Feb 08, 2012 (1:00 pm)
I also have a 2003 MDX and at 97000 miles, after towing my MDX behind my motor home on a trip to FL, I began to experience shifting noises. after lots of research I found that the 2003 MDX transmission had a know problem with lubrication of gears when towed. Don't know if yours has been towed but wanted to respond. The local Acura dealer replaced my transmission at no charge and I was out of warranty.