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  1. Stuck spark plugs on 2005

    First Generation MDX (2001-2006)
    Time to find a new mechanic. You stand a bigger chance of stripping them when putting them in but only if you over tighten them.When you do get them out (Spark plugs) make sure you put anti-seize on the threads of new plugs prior to installing in the aluminum heads!
  2. tailgate/passenger side front window & side mirror, memory buttons not working

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    So you need to determine why the short in the harness now? Is it that it was not plugged in properly or is a pin not making the proper contact or is there a frayed wire that is causing the battery to drain?
  3. Check Charging System message

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    As a side note, the discussion on Denso alternators and weather buying from Acura or from shops? I believe what people are trying to say is that the ones from shops in many cases are remanufactured or rebuilt alternators! whenever you purchase an alternator or a starter or the like...
  4. Check Charging System message

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    You wonder why people advise you to avoid the dealership! In any case the easiest things to check are alternator output at idle and also at 2500 rpm to determine if it is ok! charge battery fully and check its charge!Then do so again in the morning prior to starting vehicle and again when...
  5. selling a motorcycle, buyer wants to pay via Payal

    Computers & High Tech
    Certified cheques have been banned here in Canada anyway and now they use bank drafts instead, but the funds are held as bank drafts can be stolen and used so they are not 100% either in these types of transactions! Credit card is odd and obviously if card is stolen you are out the...
  6. Throttle Body cleaning: Should I or shouldn't I?

    Third Generation MDX (2014-Present)
    Carli123 is on a roll this month, not sure why i stated fuel in my explanation above , brain moment!
  7. Brake pads with or without spreader springs?

    First Generation MDX (2001-2006)
    Some vehicles use spreader springs and others do not, order the ones that your vehicle have! If you do not know order the ones that have them and if you don't need them , don't use them.
  8. Throttle Body cleaning: Should I or shouldn't I?

    Third Generation MDX (2014-Present)
    As long as you are using premium fuel and maintaining your air filters you should be just fine! I have always used premium fuels and maintain my air filters , checking and cleaning them 3 times a year! I clean my maf sensor yearly as it is simple to do and i get to inspect the throttle body...
  9. Question about Ride Quality

    Third Generation MDX (2014-Present)
    Down size your wheels and you will get a more comfortable ride! 20 inch wheels are a waist of time unless you think 20 inch wheels are cool than you deal with the problems associated with them and their low profile that do not absorb very little it is that plain and sadly simple! Only way you...
  10. This is what I carry in my X all the time

    Second Generation MDX (2007-2013)
    I did not see the spare transmission, alternator, battery, spare relays, jumper cables a must,oxygen sensors. transmission sensors! Unless you are burning a ton of oil you could afford to lose the oil bottles:) or get yourself a auto club card and do away with all which might be better...
  11. Unheard of timing belt issue

    First Generation MDX (2001-2006)
    At this stage you have very little to lose and not overly difficult to remove the heads and inspect them and your pistons for any damage? Once heads are out you can go through them and check the seating surfaces, bent valves, rocker arms etc. You can then determine what is needed or if a...
  12. Long service history/How Acura response to my lawyer

    Third Generation MDX (2014-Present)
    There is no question the quality has/is going down hill you only need to look at these forums and the other Honda/Acura forums! They are following suit like the appliance manufacturers shrinking warranty coverage and stringing the purchasers along until such time that you need to bring...
  13. Water collecting under windshield pass side

    Third Generation MDX (2014-Present)
    Blow out the drain holes.
  14. Battery overnight drain. MDX2005.

    First Generation MDX (2001-2006)
    If your system is functioning properly you do not need a battery shut off or maintainer! :) Find the problem and fix it! Exception if you live in extremely Cold Climates a battery maintainer is a practical solution for cold starting problems.
  15. 2016 Mdx Owner in Sacramento

    New Members Introduction
    lots of info for tires ,do a search 20 in tires.