Owners of 2002-2008 Acura MDX vehicles may complain about a clicking noise in the front suspension during acceleration or braking. The probable cause is faulty compliance bushings in the front lower control arms.
Front compliance bushings P/N 51395-STX-A03 (left) and 51390-STX-A03 (right).
Self-locking nuts (two needed) P/N 90381-STX-A01.
Suspension stroke sensor flange nut (for vehicles equipped with the active damper system, two required) P/N 94050-06080.
Ball joint castle nut (two required) P/N 90365-STX-A00.
Lower arm flange bolt 14 mm (four required) P/N 90118-STX-A00.
Lower arm flange bolt 16 mm (two required) P/N 90118-SJC-A00.
Ball joint remover 32 mm T/N 07MAC-SLOA102
Ball joint thread protector T/N 071AF-S3VA000
Listen for one or more clicking noises in the front suspension while accelerating from a moderate stop or while braking. If the noise is detected, proceed with the repair procedure.