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#864 of 996 04 MDX clunker
Jun 15, 2012 (7:07 am)
We Had an 04 that shuddered! The dealer said it'd cost thousands of dollars to fix! So we took it home, then the problem got worse, to the point that we drove less because every time we hit 30-45 it'd do it again! So glad we sold it! When we got our new car(2012 acadia), I was so happy that it didn't shudder! I feel like the acadia is more luxiourious than the Acura was! And it's been problem free so far! It's so nice to have a break from the shuddering! Acura really needs to fix this issue because there are just SOOO many complaints!
#865 of 996 Re: MDX Woes... [wwest]
Jun 17, 2012 (5:51 am)
What they mean by TC is torque converter(because a lot of MDX's have those issues), not traction control, although one would think so
#866 of 996 04 MDX not so bad
Jun 27, 2012 (11:43 am)
I have 115,000 miles on my 04 and have not had any transmission problems. The A/C went out once but that's about it. My hope is to keep it until 200,000 or so. Hey, its paid for!
Jun 27, 2012 (12:32 pm)
I have eliminated the shudder by driving in 4th gear except for the freeway.
#868 of 996 Re: 04 MDX not so bad [jga5]
Jun 27, 2012 (1:17 pm)
Congradulations on the mileage. Don't overlook that your timing belt should have been replaced at this mileage. Also, spark plugs, valve adjustment, and probobly replace two broken motor mounts. Your lower ball joints will be going bad soon. I've got 160k miles on my '03 MDX and know all about it.
I hope ypou've been changing the transmission, transaxle and rear differential fluids every 60k miles too.
#869 of 996 Re: 04 MDX not so bad [jslivon]
Jun 27, 2012 (4:13 pm)
Please explain why you think any of these maintenance items are not normal.
#870 of 996 Re: 04 MDX not so bad [jslivon]
Jun 28, 2012 (5:27 pm)
I just went out and checked the ATF in our '95 LS400 and it still has a slight pinkish color, more brown than pink, and is mostly transparent, do you think that means I should have it changed out.....?
It only has ~252,000 miles running on the factory fill......
The only real complaint I have is how hard it pulls against the brakes when stopped with the engine IDLING at ~700RPM, really bad before the engine falls off the high idle mode, ~1100 RPM.
I often slip it into neutral if the stop appears to be prolonged.
I did put in new sparkplugs/caps/rotors recently just because....
#871 of 996 Re: 04 MDX not so bad [wwest]
Jun 29, 2012 (6:39 am)
I would not change the fluid. Changing the factory fluid after 252k miles is almost a guarantee of killing your transmission
#872 of 996 Re: MDX 2002 Tranmission [h30]
Jul 09, 2012 (3:18 pm)
We had a similar problem: our 2001 MDX's transmission died a few years ago (in January 2008) at a little over 100,000 miles and we were told by the Acura dealer that the repairs would cost over $6,000, while the vehicle was worth little more than that, so we reluctantly traded it in for a new vehicle, rather than spend that kind of money on a car with that low a value. Now I'm hearing that there was a transmission recall on these vehicles that the dealer never told us about. Do we have any recourse against Acura under these circumstances? I would not have spent the money on a new vehicle if we could have had the MDX repaired by Acura.
#873 of 996 Re: MDX 2002 Tranmission [suver8]
Jul 16, 2012 (2:02 pm)
If there was a recall I wonder why you weren't notified in the mail?