The professionals seem to know lesss about it than I do unfortunately. This is my wife's car. I have an 02 TL, and a 97 3000GT VR4. The 3000GT is a Mitsubishi so it's plagued with problems right from the factory (this is my 3rd one). My best gas sipper is the TL, so it's my commuter car. The MDX is my wife's car and she works in the same town we live in, so gas isn't an issue. She can't drive a manual so she can't use the 3000GT. Also, two car seats won't fit in the 3000GT either, and I find the TL to be very tight since my wife is going to want to travel in the back seat with our newborn and our 3-year old. My dad was a mechanic, so I grew up working on cars. I have a solid understanding of the basics. I also was a microwave multichannel radio technician in the Marines, so electronics is easy for me too. I also have a nazi HOA manager that lives across the street from me that fines me for looking under the car for leaks (sarcasm).
This problem with the MDX seems to have everyone baffled so I figured I try out the forums which have always seemed to help. I myself contribute to the 3SI.Org forums regularly regarding 3000GTs. Since I work 60 hours a week, and don't have much $$$ to play with, I am forced to do everything myself that doesn't require a lift. If it's something outside the car, I do it at night with a flashlight strapped to my head.
Right now I'm seeking advice regarding anything that I may have missed, overlooked, misdiagnosed, misunderstood, etc. I have been using the exploded view diagrams from AcuraPartsWarehouse.com as reference material. Your assistance is appreciated.