2007 MDX Clicking Noise Left Front

20

Asked by Feb 01, 2010 at 10:26 AM about the 2007 Acura MDX AWD Tech Pkg

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello!
For 2007 Acura MDX (45k miles), I hear a clicking noise in the left front wheel when accelerating.
The noise has been there since day 1, now it is

coming up on warranty, so I figured I would have it resolved...

To reproduce:
1. Park the car
2. Turn ignition off.
3. Turn ignition on.
4. Back up for about 30 feet.
5. Drive forward
6. Noise comes around 20mph, regardless of whether acceleration is quick or smooth, first gear
or second, wheels turned or not.

I was told this is a VSA system calibrating itself... To me it does not sound like a valid answer - I
have not hear this same noise in other MDXs

(2007 or newer), or Odyssey....

Suggestions?

THANK YOU!

5 Answers

15

SYMPTOMS OF CV JOINT FAILURE ***Popping or clicking noises when turning. This almost always indicates a worn or damaged outer CV joint. (To verify this condition, place the vehicle in reverse, crank the steering wheel to one side and drive the vehicle backwards in a circle (check the rearview mirror first!). If the noise gets louder, it confirms the diagnosis and the need for a new CV joint or replacement shaft assembly.) ***A "clunk" when accelerating, decelerating or when putting the transaxle into drive. The noise comes from excessive play in the inner joint on FWD applications, either inner or outer joints in a RWD independent suspension, or from the driveshaft CV joints or U-joint in a RWD or AWD powertrain. The same kind of noise can also be produced by excessive backlash in differential gears. To verify the condition, back the vehicle up, alternately accelerating and decelerating while in reverse. If the clunk or shudder is more pronounced, it confirms a bad inner joint. ***A humming or growling noise. Sometimes due to inadequate lubrication in either the inner or outer CV joint, this symptom is more often due to worn or damaged wheel bearings, a bad intermediate shaft bearing on equal length halfshaft transaxles, or due to worn shaft bearings within the transaxle. and yes its best to have professionals done repair/install especially when its vital. if the cv were replaced with wrong parts, wrong lubrication, or put in wrong, it can cause injure and/or death. (ex:wrong lubrication led to excess wear and tear, causing alot of damage. months later, axle breaks causing accident, kills driver.) BUT make sure u read up enough about what the problem is so that you dont get screwed by mechanics, they cant charge you extra for parts you dont need or dont need upgrading if you already know right?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Hey again this is dru I own a acura mdx 2006 I took the vehicle to the dealer and complained about clicking noise at 20 mph. They check vehicle and told me it is the torgue converter. so get it check

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

hey again I've been hearing and reading on so many issues with brakes clicking and transmission failling on early 2001 to 2003 MDX that i cross my finger hoping this is not the case. I hope this is the only issues I have. And when they replace Torgue converter which is located inside the transmission. I hope my problems is solve. You can get other opinion by going to www.carsurvey,.org/reviews/acura/mdx/r49531/comments

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

www.carsurvey.org/reviews/acura/mdx/r49531/comments

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

It turned out to be an easier thing... Acura tech actually showed me. There is a technical bulletin that says that in the 07+ MDXs, traction control and ABS systems calibrate when vehicle reaches 2nd gear. They purposely did it at that speed, so that the clicking (calibration) would not be heard. I guess, I hear sounds only dogs do :)

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Acura MDX wet floor 22 answers

    I have a 2001 Acura MDX. A few months ago I noticed the drivers side floor was wet after it had rained the night before. I didn't pay it much attention at first but then it got worse and worse and now...

    2001 Acura MDX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • noise when braking 4 answers

    Bought this 2002 MDX yesterday. It was a salvage with extensive rear end damage. It has all been repaired. mileage 75000. When applying the brakes I get a weird noise in the dashboard area sounds li...

    2002 Acura MDX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do I determine if a 2008 MDX has a trans cooler installed, for towing? 1 answer

    There appears to be a small plate/fin type radiator mounted in front of the main radiator, to the passenger side of center. There is also a long ribbed tube (1" dia) that runs across the width and in...

    2008 Acura MDX Tech Pkg

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • WET FLOOR MATS 2 answers

    AFTER A RAIN THE FRONT FLOOR MATS ARE WET.EVEN THE AREA UNDER THE CHANGE DRAW IS WET.THE LIQUID IS WATER. WHERE IS IT COMING FROM ?

    2002 Acura MDX AWD Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why my acura 2005 MDX is burning too much fuel?? 2 answers

    My car is buening too much fuel.. I am practiicly commuting from my house to work every day I would say about 30 miles a day and spend about $90.00 in gas weekly.. Any advice from anyone?? Thanks in ...

    2005 Acura MDX AWD

    -

    General

MDX

Looking for a Used MDX in your area?

CarGurus has 18,591 nationwide MDX listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Search Acura MDX Questions

Acura MDX Experts

#1 RSBOregon
RSBOregon
Reputation 180
#2 jameskerje
jameskerje
Reputation 170
#3 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
374 Great Deals out of 20,944 listings starting at $1,500
Used Acura RDX
131 Great Deals out of 14,235 listings starting at $4,100
Used Toyota Highlander
340 Great Deals out of 24,396 listings starting at $2,499
Used Lexus RX 350
319 Great Deals out of 20,483 listings starting at $5,995
Used BMW X5
437 Great Deals out of 16,919 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota 4Runner
242 Great Deals out of 20,380 listings starting at $1,800
Used Audi Q7
93 Great Deals out of 4,649 listings starting at $5,999
Used Acura TL
228 Great Deals out of 6,281 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
867 Great Deals out of 60,603 listings starting at $988
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,548 listings starting at $1,499
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,049 Great Deals out of 74,668 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Accord
804 Great Deals out of 84,447 listings starting at $988
Used Nissan Pathfinder
265 Great Deals out of 22,565 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
564 Great Deals out of 28,966 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Acura MDX AWD Tech Pkg For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 4,557 listings starting at $43,330
2016 Acura MDX AWD Tech Pkg For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 282 listings starting at $31,998
2015 Acura MDX AWD Tech Pkg For Sale
246 listings starting at $25,979
2014 Acura MDX AWD Tech Pkg For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 493 listings starting at $22,890

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.