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  1. Rear CV axle inner boot (2003 EX AWD)

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all, new owner of a 2003 Element EX AWD. I got it inspected prior to buying to know what repairs to expect. I'm looking into buying parts and the only thing I can't find on Rockauto and such is an inner CV boot for the rear driver side. It's busted and leaking grease and I should replace...
  2. Shimmy, mostly at 45-60 mph

    Problems & Issues
    There are quite a few discussions, in this forum and others, about Elements that develop a shimmy, and now mine has done so. It is a 2008 EX with 121,000. a. There is a barely perceptible wobble felt when moderately accelerating from zero up to less than 10 mph. b. There is a dramatic shimmy of...
  3. 2003 E Awd front left slop

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hi Guys, i was getting some clanking from the front left. When i jacked it up there was play of almost an inch in towards the motor and out with the actual strut moving slightly. no side to side. I suspect the axle but before i replace wanted to hear from some experience. Thank you very much
  4. Axle Carrier Bearing causing noise?

    Problems & Issues
    Greetings! I have a 2004 Honda Element automatic with 110,000 miles on it. The normal road noise I have always heard seems to be getting louder. It sounds almost like the time my ford lost all the grease in the rear end and froze up. It is a dull woop-woop sound and at high speeds (70 to 90)...
  5. Help: do I need to replace this ...

    Maintenance and Service
    My sway bars need to be replaced on my rear end(90 percent sure this is the correct part I am describing) . While looking at these my mechanic said I shoul also replace the much more expensive ELEMENT REAR DIFFERENTIAL DYNAMIC VIBRATION DAMPER. However in studying a friends 2004 E I found that...
  6. Replace Rear CV Boots or Replace Entire Axle?

    Maintenance and Service
    Just wondering the recommendations people who have gone through this would do: I was crawling under my Element to replace the Rear Differential Damper (it has been making noise for a few weeks) and saw my left inner rear CV boot is torn. I was under the car about 2 weeks ago and don't drive...