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Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal #4707408
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Alright, maybe a strange question but for ATF D&F, I removed splash guard and can see a few pushpins missing, which I can use zip ties and what not.

My question is, for easier oil and ATF changes what if I keep it removed? Would it impact anything like more rust, debris or any deterioration related to no splash guard underneath?

Any advice or thoughts? If any negative impact, I'll just put it back on thumbsup


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707426
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These are not something you want to leave off. The water, grit, snow, leaves, road rodents will foul up the area if the covers are left off.

The pushpins to secure it are pretty cheap, go to your dealer or a good bodyshop and they'll set you up with the correct pieces.


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707439
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I agree. Keep it installed, and with the correct hardware.


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Double post. Sorry

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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707445
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Not critical to anything, but it does keep the underside a bit cleaner and probably improves areodynamics. If it's in good shape, put it on.
The one in my Mazda 3 held up for about 9 years, although I had to repair it once. But once it broke beyond repair, I just tossed it out and never replaced it.


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707447
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Yeah, mine is structurally good and nothing is missing.

So I'll be definitely going to put it back on.


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707459
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Alright, maybe a strange question but for ATF D&F, I removed splash guard and can see a few pushpins missing, which I can use zip ties and what not.


Better with cover.
1. Find part numbers of clips.
Check sites for Acura parts to get part numbers. There might be several different clips with different part numbers. For example:
https://www.oemacuraparts.com/auto-parts/2013/acura/tsx-sedan/tsx-trim/5-speed-automatic-engine

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/auto-parts...nt-fenders-scat

Found these part numbers for 2013 TSX sedan

For example, if PartNo: 74110-TL2-A00 COVER ASSY., ENGINE (LOWER) is the splash guard you are finding, some parts that hold it on are:

16 90143-TL0-000 Bolt, Cover (Lower)
$3.45 $2.42

17 90673-TL0-000 Nut, Clip (6MM)
$3.73 $2.61

21 91505-S9A-003 Clip A, Bumper
$3.03 $2.12

One plastic clip for 2013 Tsx is 91505-S9A-003

2. Search Ebay for clips using Acura part number.
Get enough clips for several oil changes for relatively cheap on ebay. Clips to not always break when removed but some often do.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4...03&_sacat=0

Some are U.S.A. sellers so maybe a week or less to get them. Don't even need to leave home to get them.

Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707463
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^thanks Thrace but mine is 06. All bolts are good, only plastic pushpins or rivets are the ones which are missing and need to be replaced.

I might just order it from eBay and for now zip tie abd later replace it.

They are expensive at the dealer, but really cheap on eBay thumbsup


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707476
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Nothing wrong with using zipties. Only the OCD types, which are many on here, will see it as improper.


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I replace the push rivets periodically. Have also replaced the nylon nuts for the bolts. Purchase from Clips & Fasteners.

Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707501
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Itís almost like you have to tear up those plastic pushpins to get them off. Thereís an aftermarket company that makes a stainless steel undercarriage splash guard for the Z32 300ZXís. I wonder if thereís one available for TSX/Accord?


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707545
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The undercarriage splash guard for mine (also '06 TSX) has been sitting on a shelf in my garage for the last ~8 years and 150k+ miles. No issues.

Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: cpayne5] #4707553
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Originally Posted By: cpayne5
The undercarriage splash guard for mine (also '06 TSX) has been sitting on a shelf in my garage for the last ~8 years and 150k+ miles. No issues.



Curious, does it make changing engine oil, filter and ATF easier?

Since, what I can see, it needs to be removed for it?


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707618
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Those things are a pain in the you know what. Almost makes me hate to change the oil. I have a 2014 ford fusion, and I have to remove (if I remember correctly) 12 screws to get it off. Although I only change oil twice a year, In my opinion it makes it double the work, and my ooold bones don't like it as much as they did 50 years ago. I think once the warranty is out I will leave it off.


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Re: Acura TSX Splash Guard Removal [Re: maverickfhs] #4707621
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On my 2010 TSX, it is held on with about 7 or 8 bolts. I use an electric 1/4 inch impact driver to zip them off, and then zip them back on. Super easy to do with the right tools. If you are missing some push pins, Iíd spend the $10 to replace them.

Impact driver


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