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Hi all. Picked up my MDX on 2-21-02. Odometer reads 160 miles today. When I park, I like to go into Neutral, put on the E-Brake, then shift to Park. Well, 8 out of 10 times I hear a "clunk" as I pass by Reverse - almost is if it is engaging Reverse on the way by. Again, 8 out of 10 times I hear and feel this. E-Brake or not, still the same. Any others have this experience?
 

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Similar 'clunk' noise

I hear a similar noise but my instance is a bit different. When the X is cold (morning drive-off), I'll occasionally 'coast' out of my driveway in Neutral, and then shift into D5 when I reach the road. That's when I hear the 'clunk'. This does not recur once the X is warmed-up, or put into gear from a standing start. The vehicle is brand new with only 500 miles on it currently...could be a break-in symptom. If it persists, I may take it to get dealer-checked.
 

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Very very common problem

Acutally not really a problem. More like MDX characteristic. Mine does it with >10000miles on it. Do a search and there's a large thread about it.
 

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If that's a MDX characteristic, I sure wish we could somehow learn that before throwing 45k out the window. What "junk" for 45k. They should be embarassed - I am. All I have to do is get a friend or client in this thing, and, hey, it speaks for itself. Just listen for the gas to slosh 6 or 8 times each time you stop....or go. Listen for the tranny, the brakes, wind noise , etc. My 98 4runner was a way more solid and better finished vehicle by far.
 

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MaD-X said:
Acutally not really a problem. More like MDX characteristic. Mine does it with >10000miles on it. Do a search and there's a large thread about it.
The noises came at 10,000 miles, or did you have them from day one?
I only got 600 miles, and except for an occassional soft clicking below the dash over harsh bumps, it's very quiet.
 

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Picked it up in late Feb. 1900 miles now. This stuff is going on from day 1 . Based on the posts here, these are things you can do nothing about. I read things here like " turn the stereo up louder " , then, we all ***** that "the stereo is no good" - go figure.
 

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ace3 said:
Why dont you guys just shift normally when you park and/or when your goin outta ay drive ways?:confused:
What pray tell is shifting normally?
 
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