2003 Acura MDX torque converter

Tiny
JANHW
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  • 2003 ACURA MDX
  • 135,000 MILES
Would the torque converter cause my car to vibrabte while driving? My car will make a vibrating sound like wind flowing underneath then it goes away when I accerlerate. My car dealership says it is the torque converter and very expensive to repair. Around 2300. I have an appointment with them to take it in on Saturday June 15 so I would appreciate a quick answer if possible.

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Monday, June 10th, 2013 AT 8:18 AM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Yes a faulty torque will vibrate car it is a heavy part and turns at engine speed. You do not mention any trans shifting problems are there? You may want a second diagnosis before shelling out $2300 bucks
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Monday, June 10th, 2013 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
JANHW
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I have not noticed any problems with shifting. I would love to get a second opinion but I have always used the dealership and I have no idea how to find a trustworthy mechanic.

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 AT 5:37 AM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Yes that can be a problem AAMCO generally trustworthy
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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Torque converter failures are a very common problem with the MDX models. They cause a noticeable shudder at low speed and rpm's.
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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 AT 7:56 AM

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