Chirping From the Engine Area While Driving On Rough Roads in Hot Weather – 2013-2015 Acura ILX

B14-024
January 20, 2015
51321-00375 Version 3

 

Chirping From the Engine Area While Driving On Rough Roads in Hot Weather

Supersedes 14-024, dated July 23, 2014, to revise the information highlighted in yellow.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2013−15 ILX ALL Except Hybrid ALL Except Hybrid

 

REVISION SUMMARY

  • Under AFFECTED VEHICLES, the 2015 Year Model was added and the trim levels were changed to ALL.
  • Under PARTS INFORMATION, the 2.4 liter side engine mount and flange bolt was added.

 

SYMPTOM

There is a chirping from the engine area while driving on rough roads in high ambient temperatures.

 

POSSIBLE CAUSE

The side engine mounts internal components are rubbing together, causing a noise.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace the side engine mount.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Part Number Quantity
Side Engine Mount (2.0 liter engine) 50820-TX6-A82 1
Side Engine Mount (2.4 liter engine) 50820-TX6-A01 1
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 97 mm) 90165-SWY-E00  1
Flange Bolt (12 mm x 35 mm) 90168-S5A-000 2
Flange Bolt (14 mm x 47 mm) 90160-TR0-A10  1
Flange Bolt (14 mm x 47mm ) (2.4 liter) 90160-SVB-A00 1
Flange Nut (14 mm) 90371-SJD-003 1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Template ID Failed Part Number
1121A5 Replace the side engine mount. 0.8 hr 14-024N 50820-TX6-A80

Defect Code: 03214
Symptom Code: 07303
Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

DIAGNOSIS

Test-drive the vehicle on a rough road and listen for the chirping.

  • If you hear a chirping, go to REPAIR PROCEDURE.
  • If you do not hear a chirping, this bulletin does not apply, continue with normal troubleshooting.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Raise the vehicle on a lift.
  2. (2.0 liter engine only): Remove the engine undercover. Place a floor jack with a wood block under the oil pan to support the engine.

engine undercover

 

  1. Remove the upper torque rod.

upper torque rod

 

  1. Remove the side engine mount bracket.

side engine mount bracket

 

  1. Remove the ground cable.
  2. Remove the side engine mount.
  3. Install the new side engine mount.

 

side engine mount

 

  1. Tighten the side engine mount bolts to 64 N∙m (47 lb-ft) and loosely install the new bolt and the new nut.
  2. Install the ground cable.
  3. Install the side engine mount bracket.
  4. Remove the floor jack and wooden block.
  5. Remove the air cleaner.
  6. Remove the PCM bracket but DO NOT disconnect the PCM connectors.

PCM bracket

 

  1. Remove the air cleaner bracket.

air cleaner bracket

 

  1. Loosen the transmission mount bracket bolts and nuts.

transmission mount

 

  1. Loosen the lower torque rod bolt.

lower torque rod bolt

 

  1. Tighten the side engine mount bracket bolt and nut to 93 N∙m (69 lb-ft). NOTE: 2.0L engine shown, the 2.4L engine is similar.

side engine mount

 

  1. Tighten the lower torque rod bolt to 93 N∙m (69 lb-ft).

transmission mount

 

  1. Tighten the lower torque rod bolt to 93 N∙m (69 lb-ft).

lower torque rod bolt

 

  1. (2.0 liter only): Install the undercover.
  2. Install the upper torque rod, then tighten the new bolts in the numbered sequence as shown to 64 N∙m (47 lb-ft).

upper torque rod

 

  1. Install the air cleaner bracket.

air cleaner bracket

 

  1. Install the PCM bracket.

PCM bracket

 

  1. Install the air cleaner.

END

  

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