No DIYer has done this? I'm surprised. How about any feedback on the bumper removal/replacement procedure? How likely am I to do that without any damage or fitment issues? The whole front of the car is wrapped in PPF if that matters.
Thats exactly where it was "never quite the same" after pulling the bumper on my 2009. Maybe I bent something. Still debating what to do. I can get a dealer to do it for about $500 in labor. But then, who knows if they will even be as careful as me.Only sensitive point is usually the clips along the seam between the fender and the headlight.
Thank you!! This is close enough to my car and very helpful. Really appreciated.4th gen 22' MDX Type S transmission cooler install - YouTube
Found a DIY video. Not much difference between type s and non type s.
I’m interested too. Explain the coolant loss. I did not see it addressed in the instruction pdf but knew it must lose some. Did you drain the radiator or did it just spill out when you removed the trans warmer hoses before adding the warmer body & warmer from the kit? Or a better way?Well, I completed the install today. I'd say it went fairly smooth. The bumper came off OK once I figured out how to release the clips. The bumper/grill assembly is one huge heavy chunk of plastic! So far no leaks and the car seems to be shifting fine.
A couple things to consider if you're going to do this yourself. First, you will need nearly a full quart of ATF 2.0 fluid. You don't lose much during the install, but the cooler and lines require additional fluid. Second, you will need some replacement coolant. It honestly didn't occur to me that I would lose coolant, but you end up replacing the "ATF warmer" that uses the coolant to warm up the ATF. I had to run and get a gallon of coolant and that was plenty. Third, I used the procedure in the atta he'd PDF to check the ATF level and it seemed to go fine.
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