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The following models are encompassed by this manual: MDX / Acura (Honda Motor Company, Ltd)
Production year(s): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Manual Language: English
Printable: Yes (with all printers)
"New Mid-Size Luxury Crossover SUV Offers Manual Transmission and Fixes for Ultimate Driving Experience"
Discover the latest addition to the mid-size luxury crossover SUV segment that combines the elegance of a premium vehicle with the thrill of a manual transmission. This exceptional vehicle brings forth a range of fixes and enhancements to ensure an unparalleled driving experience. Get ready to embark on a journey of comfort, style, and exhilaration with the new mid-size luxury crossover SUV.
Engine Specs/Technical Specifications:
• The 2001-2006 Acura MDX is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine.
• It delivers a horsepower of 240 and torque of 245 lb-ft.
• The engine features a single overhead cam (SOHC) configuration.
• It has four valves per cylinder for efficient fuel combustion.
• The Acura MDX employs an electronic multi-point fuel injection system.
• The compression ratio of the engine is 10.0:1.
• It has an aluminum alloy engine block for reduced weight.
• The Acura MDX comes with a five-speed automatic transmission.
• It utilizes a Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system.
• The SUV features a front-wheel-drive system, with an optional all-wheel-drive variant.
• The Acura MDX has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension.
• It offers a towing capacity of up to 4,500 pounds.
• The vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 19.2 gallons.
• It comes with four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
• The Acura MDX has a turning diameter of 37.8 feet.
• It features rack-and-pinion power-assisted steering for precise handling.
• The SUV has a curb weight ranging from 4,460 to 4,565 pounds.
• It offers seating for up to seven passengers.
• The Acura MDX has a wheelbase of 106.3 inches.
• The vehicle boasts a ground clearance of 8.0 inches.
Facts and Details:
- The 2001-2006 Acura MDX was the first mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by Acura.
- It was known for its exceptional reliability and overall build quality.
- The MDX featured an innovative Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system for enhanced traction and stability.
- It received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- The Acura MDX was equipped with an advanced navigation system as an optional feature.
- It offered a spacious and luxurious interior, providing comfort for long drives.
- The SUV featured a premium audio system with multiple speakers for an immersive sound experience.
- The Acura MDX introduced various cutting-edge technologies, including voice recognition and Bluetooth connectivity.
- It boasted a sleek and aerodynamic exterior design, standing out in its class.
- The MDX received several awards and accolades during its production years.
- It offered a versatile cargo area with folding rear seats, providing ample space for luggage or large items.
- The Acura MDX had a strong resale value, making it a popular choice in the used car market.
The Acura MDX generally requires regular maintenance at intervals of every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever comes first. Here are some general maintenance tips:
* Regularly check and change the engine oil and filter.
* Inspect and replace the air filter as needed.
* Keep an eye on the coolant level and ensure it is topped up.
* Check the tire pressure regularly and rotate the tires at recommended intervals.
* Perform regular brake inspections and replace brake pads when necessary.
* Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for timing belt replacement.
* Keep all fluid levels, including transmission fluid and power steering fluid, at appropriate levels.
Common Issues and Solutions:
+ Transmission issues: Some owners reported problems with the transmission, such as harsh shifting or slipping. It is recommended to have the transmission fluid regularly flushed and replaced by a qualified technician.
+ Power steering pump leaks: A common issue in the Acura MDX is power steering pump leaks. If you notice fluid leaks or difficulty steering, have the pump inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary.
+ Electrical problems: Some owners experienced electrical issues, such as malfunctioning power windows or door locks. These problems can often be resolved by checking the fuses and wiring connections.
+ Suspension noise: A squeaking or clunking noise from the suspension is a common complaint. This can be caused by worn-out suspension components, such as bushings or sway bar links. Replacing the affected parts usually solves the issue.
+ HVAC system problems: Some owners reported issues with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, such as faulty blower motors or inconsistent temperature control. Professional diagnosis and repair may be necessary to address these problems.
Tuning Tips and Modifications:
- Upgraded intake and exhaust systems: Installing a high-flow air intake and a performance exhaust system can improve engine airflow, resulting in enhanced power and throttle response.
- Suspension upgrades: Upgrading the suspension with aftermarket components like stiffer springs or adjustable shocks can improve handling and reduce body roll.
- ECU tuning: Opting for an engine control unit (ECU) remap can optimize the engine's performance, unleashing additional power and improving fuel efficiency.
- Brake upgrades: Upgrading to high-performance brake pads and rotors can provide better stopping power and reduce brake fade during spirited driving.
- Wheel and tire upgrades: Installing larger, lightweight alloy wheels with performance tires can enhance the vehicle's appearance and improve handling characteristics.
Available Accessories and Aftermarket Options:
■ Roof racks and cargo carriers for additional storage capacity.
■ All-weather floor mats and cargo liners for protection against dirt and spills.
■ Trailer hitches and towing accessories for hauling trailers or recreational vehicles.
■ Interior accessories such as seat covers, sunshades, and custom floor mats.
■ Upgraded audio systems, including speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers.
■ Exterior styling enhancements like body kits, spoilers, and chrome accents.
■ Remote start systems for added convenience and comfort.
Owner Reviews and Opinions:
- Smooth and powerful V6 engine.
- Comfortable and spacious interior.
- Excellent reliability and build quality.
- Superb handling and traction with the SH-AWD system.
- Versatility with folding rear seats and ample cargo space.
- Some owners found the fuel economy to be below expectations.
- Limited third-row seating space for taller passengers.
- Navigation system can be outdated compared to modern standards.
- Higher cost of ownership compared to some competitors.
Repairs that Need to be Carried Out Most Frequently:
* Regular oil changes and filter replacements.
* Brake pad and rotor replacements.
* Suspension component replacements.
* Timing belt replacements.
* Transmission fluid flush and replacement.
* Power steering pump repairs or replacements.
* HVAC system repairs or component replacements.
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