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New to the forum.
Just brought home a 2003 (Sport Touring ?) MDX with Bose stereo and Navigation system.
One owner , 97k miles, with all the service receipts included ! Car was pretty well taken care of !
Looking forward to reading all about the MDX.

Would like to upgrade the stereo system soon though...
 

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Welcome! Looks like you got yourself a hidden gem. The only thing that might be due is the 105,000 service if that hasn't been done yet.
 

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Not sure what is included with the 105k service, i'll need to dig up some info.
It DID recently have the timing belt changed as well as the water pump.
Also tires, oil change, struts new steering wheel, Air Bag recall and more..
Lots of receipts and $$ was spent to maintain this car.

It appears to need a starter, possibly, as it sounds like the Bendix gear is hanging up on cold start. Or just some grease..

Also there is some grease splatter from both inner CV boots on the front (large diameter side). No noise just a bit of grease. Maybe a tired "hose clamp"..

I've only had it for a few days now. But liking it so far !
 

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The timing belt and water pump is about 80%-90% of the 105,000 mile service. It was $1500 for my 11 MDX for the 105K service. The previous owner saved you A LOT of $$$ by having it done. That service can also include; but, not always:
  • serpentine belt kit
  • spark plugs
  • valve adjustment
  • coolant
  • engine/cabin filters (if needed)
  • Power steering fluid (if never done)
  • brake fluid (if +3 years)
  • Transmission/transfer case (if overdue)
  • rear diff (if overdue
 

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Thanks, i'll check the folder full of receipts and put a timeline together.
I'm certain I saw receipts for most all fluid changes , BUT, I don't recall how long ago..
Serpentine belt was done at the same time as the timing belt.
Don't recall anything about valve adjustment tho....or plugs.
 

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I did the 105K service on my 06 TSX, 08 RDX, and 11 MDX. It is just routine fluid and filter changes until the 210,000 service is due. The only issues I've had was age related "one and done" stuff like alternators, coil packs, struts/shocks, radiator, door actuator, or power steering pump/rack.
 
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