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  1. Chug, chug, chug on light acceleration

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Had my 2008 LX w/123K for a few weeks. It is not yet a daily driver (my Rav4 lease expires in 2 weeks). But I took it for a spin today and on the way home, under light acceleration, it went chug, chug, chug (fast hesitations). I backed off the gas pedal and it went smooth. Happened again after...
  2. Growling/Grinding from Front Left when Accelerating from Dead Stop

    Problems & Issues
    Hello! I've been lurking around this forum for years, basically since I bought my Element brand new in 2007. She's never given me any trouble, until today... This morning, I noticed a grinding/growling sound from the front left of the car. I can feel the vibration of this sound in my left foot...
  3. New Element driver, acceleration question on test drive

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Test drove an 06 Element EX-P AWD with 120k yesterday, it is in good condition overall but the only other V4 I've driven is a 94 Nissan Sentra which feels quick for its size because it's smaller and I imagine lighter. However, the Element's acceleration felt like it was holding back, like it...
  4. Loss of acceleration

    Problems & Issues
    Forgive me as I am not mechanically inclined and have only a passing knowledge of most of this topic. I have an 06 Element with an A/T. I bought her when she had around 64,000 miles and she has around 83,000 now. Besides oil changes the only other service she has needed is the starter needed...
  5. Shuddering when accelerating from rest.

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all. I got my hands on a 2003 EX auto last October with right at 88k miles on it. I've taken it to 97k, but have an issue that I am just not sure what to think about. First of all the car has a very extensive maintenance record with almost exclusively dealer servicing. The only...
  6. AT shudder / shake on acceleration

    Problems & Issues
    I have 07 Element SC with about 85,000 miles on it. I have noticed for about the last 20,000 a shaking during acceleration. Let me explain: Usually happens within the first 10 minutes of starting happens during my acceleration, only during the 30-40mph range. it is s light shudering if that is...
  7. Vibration when Idling and Accelerating

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2003 E 4wd EX manual with 118,000, and was wondering where this vibration is coming from. The car has a suddle vibration at idle, and under heavy acceleration the car vibrates. I am most certain it is coming from the engine/drivetrain area, not tires. I have deduced that the...
  8. Accelerates on its own

    Problems & Issues
    My Element which I just bought four days ago has worked great. Today i started it up and took off the e brake and it took off and my foot wasn't on any of the pedals. It kept speeding up. The breaks slow it down so i'm not to conserned but i know that can't be normal. It speeds up to about...