Download 2019 Acura MDX ATF Cooler Kit Installation Instructions – NOTE: Allow the engine and transmission to cool down before installing the ATF cooler. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable: • Wrap a shop towel around the hood latch. • Remove the front bulkhead cover. • Remove the air intake tube. • Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. 2. Remove the front bumper: • Attach tape as shown on each side. • Remove the air intake guide. • Remove the four self tapping screws, the two rivet clips, the four clips, the four short clips, the four washer-bolts, and the four flange bolts.
• Release the three retaining tabs on each side. • Release the four retaining tabs on each side. • Release the front bumper and unplug the vehicle connectors. • Remove the front bumper. Place the front bumper on the blanket to prevent damage. 3. Remove the splash shield. 4. Remove the lower air guide. 5. Remove the transmission fluid warmer bolts. NOTE: Do not disconnect the water bypass hoses. 6. Remove the bolt on the O2 sensor bracket and move the sensor to the side. 7. Clean the connection points around the transmission fluid warmer pipes, then remove the transmission fluid warmer pipes and fixing plates.