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  1. Horrible wheel hop from stop. AWD? Clutch?

    Maintenance and Service
    I just bought a 2005 EX AWD 5 speed with 93000 miles on it. Got it from a really good reputable Honda dealership here in Mass. Test drove it twice. Drove good. Didn’t notice any real issues. Take it home. The next day go to work and get stuck in traffic. Then I notice as I’m starting to pull...
  2. 5spd Manual won't go into gear when the E is running

    Maintenance and Service
    Tonight when trying to move the car to move a trailer, the transmission failed me. I was not able to put the car into any gear including reverse. When the car was off it would shift normally, however if i started the car while it was in gear I could not get out of gear, and it would lug as if...
  3. Clutch Leak Cold

    Problems & Issues
    Anyone had a catastrophic clutch fluid leak when it gets really cold? I went to leave work today, and when I pressed in on the clutch, it never came back up from the floor. There is quite a bit of fluid on the ground. Anyone have a guess? Internal or external leak?
  4. Shifter

    Under The Hood / Performance
    I don't have any problems actually shifting into or out of gears, but my shifter in my 04 EX seems kind of loose; I can feel it "click" once or twice when I throw it into gear. Do any of the shifter or linkage bushings wear easily? Part numbers or diagrams?
  5. Problems with clutch

    Problems & Issues
    Hello everyone. My clutch stopped returning periodically about a month ago. No noticeable noise, just needed to pull the clutch up to again depress it and change gears. No leakage from the slave cylinder. I continued to drive the vehicle until today, when it got much worse. Noise from the...
  6. A/C compressor clutch disengages when hot outside

    Problems & Issues
    I see lots of threads but it seems everyone has a slightly different problem. In the morning, before it's too hot outside, my AC works fine. Freon pressure is good. Later in the day as I drive, the AC will go out. If I look under the hood, the clutch on the compressor is still. If it cools off...
  7. I think I lost my clutch in my 05 E. awd.

    Problems & Issues
    when engine is running, i depress the peddle and It will not go into gear. Won't let me. My wife's E has 230,000 miles on her and has been running good and strong until today. Now down to what I do know. Turn engine off and put the tranny in 1st (same in all gears) depress clutch peddle...
  8. P0141 after clutch install

    Problems & Issues
    Hello all! New poster (be gentle with me...). I have a 04 E, 5MT with 160K. I just put a new clutch in it and not 1 hour drive time later got a P0141 code. Seems AWFULLY coincidental that a car can go 160K and never pop a code and then less than 1 hour after clutch install... BAM. Thoughts? Are...
  9. Trustworthy mechanic in west los Angeles area?

    SoCal Owners
    My continent spanning 2003 EX with 218,000 miles needs its first serious work and I don't know a single mechanic who won't charge a fortune. I have that issue (as discussed here with not being able to get into gear unless the car...
  10. When does a clutch go on E's?

    Problems & Issues
    I currently own a 2007 E that is an Automatic. Looking to buy another one that is older but a manuel. Is there a certain milage I should be aware of that they usually need a new clutch put in? Also what kind of price are you looking at to get a clutch put in an E? Anyone that has a 2003-2006...
  11. leaky slave

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey EOC, My PS [poor sister] had her slave cylinder replaced and it is now leaking again. It looks like the leak is coming from the FITTING between the steel line and the slave cylinder itself. The 'brake' line nut attaches firmly to the fitting, but the fitting is loose and leaking at the...
  12. Clutch engages at different levels

    Problems & Issues
    Hi, I recently purchased a used 2005 Honda Element EX 4wd, manual with 63,000 miles. I had the Honda dealer give it the once over before I bought it and it checked out great. It is a good car so far, have put about 2500 mixed miles on it, city, highway, dirt and gravel. I have noticed that...
  13. 2004 Transmission problems....just bought it!

    Problems & Issues
    I bought my 2004 Element less than 6 months ago, from a Honda dealership, and have put less than 2500 miles on it. The problem doesn't start until it has been driven for about 20-30 minutes. The clutch will not go into gear or will pop out while driving. It's at a different dealership for an...
  14. Temperamental Transmission! - Help?

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all, I've had my E for almost 2 years now, and for the past few months or so, I've noticed that it has been occasionally fighting me when I try to put it into first gear; doesn't matter if I'm still moving or at a complete stop. It doesn't do it all the time, and I can't seem to find a...
  15. Manual Transmission Won't Go Into Gear

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2005 EX with almost 200k highway miles with a manual transmission. Very recently, within the last 3-4 times I drove the vehicle, the car was difficult to put into gear, but then operated normally. Today, I could not put the vehicle into any gear. After reading some forums, the hydraulic...
  16. Clutch Throw

    Maintenance and Service
    2004 Element 5 speed and the the clutch must be pressed all the way to the firewall to engage the clutch and it seems to be fully disengaged when letting it out a mere 1/4 inch. How do I adjust the clutch throw so that it's more normal? At times it can be difficult getting it into gear unless...
  17. Slave Cylinder replaced - $154 Houston

    Problems & Issues
    Six months back, the clutch pedal was feeling awfully weird underfoot. Owner's Manual told me to check the hydraulic fluid level, which was way low. Filled it with DOT3 and forgot it. Today, sitting at a stop light in downtown Houston, with clutch pedal to the floor, but she wouldn't stop...
  18. Out of warranty repair of problem reported during warranty period

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2005 Element, manual transmission that, since about a month after delivery, has had a clicking in the clutch action - it clicks at the top of the action as the clutch is depressed then clicks a couple of times as the clutch is released. It is somewhat intermittent, but will always occur...
  19. Clutch problems

    Maintenance and Service
    hi guys its great to find this forum. The car is a Honda Element '05 manual 5 speed. 88k on the odometer. All standard maintenance performed and never touched clutch,etc. clutch fluid level is ok. Today when i got into the car i could not go into gear once it was started(fine when its off). i...
  20. Squeaky clutch pedal, anyone?

    Problems & Issues
    This morning, a co-worker of mine asked if I had ever noticed my clutch pedal squeaking. This seemed like an odd thing to ask, but I have, in fact, noticed the pedal on my '03 EX 5-spd squeaked on occasion. Usually on rainy, or humid days, but it's sporadic. The reason he asked is becuase he...