What are the symptoms of a torque converter failing?

What are the symptoms of a torque converter failing?

When the torque converter starts malfunctioning, you may feel shuddering and even slipping in overdrive. You usually notice your car shuddering because it feels like it’s vibrating. Your car will vibrate even when you’re not going very fast. The shuddering makes the car lag and is very noticeable.

What year Acura MDX has transmission problems?

The Acura MDX’s biggest problem across the board is transmission failure, and the 2004 year model has earlier and more expensive failures than most other MDXes. The 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005 MDXes are plagued with total transmission failure as well, but it comes a bit later.

How much does it cost to fix a torque converter?

Most auto repair shops will charge someone anywhere from $600 to $1000 for a torque converter replacement job. If you would rather do the replacement job yourself, then a new torque converter will cost anywhere from $150 to $500. The exact cost depends on the make and model of your vehicle.

Will check engine light come on if torque converter is bad?

Yes a bad torque converter can cause a check engine light to come on. The code in the system may not be “bad torque converter” but may show up as a transmission shift problem or other issue with the transmission.

Does the Acura MDX have transmission problems?

Documentation online reflects that Acura Mdx has been plagued with transmission problems. There is also literature and documentation linking transmission failure to the torque converter issues in this model. This is my first Acura, and I do like it enough to purchase another one. Not sure I will be that “loyal”, though, after this situation.

Should I replace the torque converter on my 2012 Acura MDX?

Even if the torque converter is replaced, which is an expensive repair, this appears to be a re-occurring issue. Our 2012 Mdx has 79,365 miles on it which is just outside the power train warranty and well before a transmission should be going on an Acura vehicle.

How to tell if torque converter needs to be replaced?

When traveling between 30-45 mph car has vibration and grumbling sound as if difficulty in changing gears. Took car to Acura dealer and was told torque converter needs to be replaced.

What was the problem with my 2003 Mazda MDX?

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Mazda Mdx. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the transmission and the torque converter needed to be replaced.