Yes, it is. Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do.
From the photo it is clear your propellershaft (40100-TZ6-A22) is missing. That's like USD $550, so like CAD $750 +tax. If you know how to change your brakes, you should be able to install a new propellershaft yourself. The p/n I provided is a new assembly, but it might come with a new protector as well. I'm pretty sure you'll need new bolts as well.
I am beside myself trying to understand what happened. I literally can’t think of an explanation other than someone forgot to put it back on. Hence, the SH-FWD username lolYes, it is. Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do.
I think it is. Though it makes you think about the reason. Hopefully, it was just bad U-joint(s) (typical issue with older propellershaft).Is it safe to assume it was removed and not reinstalled?
I'm curious as well. Though note it's been two years since the purchase, so chances of getting this explained are pretty slim.Let us know how it goes.
Did the MID show any errors? What is the torque distribution showing now?
Mine was making noise when driving, I have no choice but replace the whole thing, part costs $630 and I replaced it myself, shop quoted me $1000.
Since everything is done by the same dealership, I really hope they will take care of it for free, clearly if the part was taken off during repair, you will def see it in the record. By the way, you can register an Acura account, I remember someone saying you can track down all the service records there, so I think you can start from there to see if you can find any lead.I’m not expecting much, but who knows. My guess is that the job changed hands during the repair and there was some level of miscommunication. Perhaps the old unit got tossed and the new one never installed because it was back ordered. It would have happened to the previous owner because we haven’t brought it in for repairs, only regular service (same dealership as the original sale and every service since new).
This is the first question most people ask me, but if you consider how the AWD sends individualized power to each wheel, what would be the point of a driveshaft sensor of any sort? I would imagine they don’t consider the possibility of a mechanical connection being removed.What seems strange to me is that the power distribution display on the MID is showing power to all 4 wheels. I'd have thought that no driveshaft to the rear would have shown an error with wheel speed on the 2 rear corners. Maybe it's THINKING it's sending power to the rear - but with no error getting tossed, that really puzzles me....
When I replaced mine, I don't recall any sensor or electrical plug attached to the driveshaft.This is the first question most people ask me, but if you consider how the AWD sends individualized power to each wheel, what would be the point of a driveshaft sensor of any sort? I would imagine they don’t consider the possibility of a mechanical connection being removed.
My next step, after I receive a formal response from the dealership, is to Jack up the front and put it in drive. I’m assuming it would throw a code after a few seconds of the front wheels spinning free and the back not moving
I was thinking not so much that the driveshaft itself has a sensor (it's a physical thing) - but the SH-AWD system does tie into the wheel sensors to detect speed/slip - and one would think that if the wheel didn't sense a difference in behavior when it thought it should be getting power - that SOME sensor would get wonky. Interesting....When I replaced mine, I don't recall any sensor or electrical plug attached to the driveshaft.
The computer is still sending the power to all 4 wheels, but there is no feedback from the rear diff regarding the momentum not going through.What seems strange to me is that the power distribution display on the MID is showing power to all 4 wheels.