Yeah, great job, I'll check mine when I get home tonight. I hope that's it.TheWorm said:Well, we're all exhibiting similar (but sometimes different) symptoms and obviously root causes.
I finally figured mine out:
On the side of the driver's side dash, near where the door speaker and dash meet when the door's closed, there's a crappy door/cover (like the one that covers the jack in back, only without the latch). It provides access to the driver's side fuse box (or MCU, I can't remember which). Anyway, it wasn't a tight fit. I put a very small piece of the fuzzy-side of velcro on the back to tighten it up. Clicking gone.
I hope Acura doesn't ask for the spring silencer back
What you're talking about is what we refer to as The Thud, and we're intimately aware of it. As you mention, there's a TSB on it (which has been out for a few months now).
The recent discussion in this thread isn't The Thud. It's something else and apparently differs for each of us; it just happens to be coming from similar locations.
Paul,paul123 said:in addition to the thud is a bushing repair which may take away the noise you are referring to my 2002 dealer mechanic said they changed a bushing in the front to avois another noise other than the thud again a believe a conreol arm bushing or bushing with the tower on shoch he didn't specify but said not to worry on the 2002 model and have been noise free so far
I still think you're talking about the Thud. The Thud had 3 components, not necessarily all at once:
- retorque lower-arm to subframe bolts
- install spring silencers (to avoid the front damper spring from rubbing the end of the spring)
- faulty dampers
I realize none of these are "bushings" but in your previous post you mentioned "shock absorber touching spring" which is clearly the second Thud cause above and the control arm sounds suspiciously like the first Thud cause.
If there is, indeed a different issue (which I haven't seen posted here) does your mechanic buddy have a TSB he can tell us about so we can post it?
BTW you can reference The Thud TSB by clicking here.
That the dealer way of saying "I can't find the problem" so we blame it on any type of modifications that you made. It's common in the industry. You may have to take it one level up to the regional manager.misterjon said:rskagawa--
My 2002 MDX is at the dealer at this very instant for this very problem. The service guy I just spoke to says he can't find the source, and he claims it has something to do with the Nokia Handsfree car kit I had installed or the Infinity speaker upgrade I performed. I know it has nothing to do with the speakers, because the car had the click before I put in the speakers (and the click isn't coming from the door.) As for the handsfree kit, I guess that's a possibility since the click popped up about the same time I had the work done, but it could just be a coincidence. If there's some kind of tie or clip loose, they should be able to find it easily. Do you have any kind of aftermarket mod that could be causing the clicking? It seems like they're trying to pass the buck on fixing this by claiming it's not their fault. Please keep me posted on what you find out.
This is really bizzare, just passed 600 miles on my new X and occassionally notice a clicking sound in the lower left of the dash over harsh bumps.misterjon said:rskagawa--
My 2002 MDX is at the dealer at this very instant for this very problem.