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  1. Smoke After Long Idle

    Problems & Issues
    Hey there! I am a huge fan of the forum, and definitely a long time lurker. However, the time has come to ask upon the collective expertise of the forum members. I have searched for quite some time now regarding this issue and I am really at a loss for an answer. My 2005 EX will spit out a...
  2. Stalling, low and rough idle for a year!

    Problems & Issues
    I have continually been having issues with my E 04 (227K) stalling after start-up with a low idle and rough idle for over a year with lots of fixes along the way but its never resolved fully and the issue returns. I also need to hold the key to the right for a few seconds before it starts...
  3. MT stalls upon hard braking

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all! I can't believe I've been a member on this forum for 13 YEARS now??! Yikes. I'm old. You guys have done a lot in here in the past... oh... 8 years since I last logged on. ;-) Anyways, a problem with my E has brought me back to the community searching for answers. My MT '05 EX AWD will...
  4. Idle surges with Air Conditioning on

    Problems & Issues
    My A/C is working great, (got a rebuilt compressor installed last summer) but recently I've developed an occasional idle surge when the air is on, usually on a hot day after I've been driving a while. It fluctuates between 600 and 900 about every 3 seconds, whether I am stopped at a light or...
  5. Is my 2003 engine toast? Cylinder 2 zero compression.

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi. Long time lurker, first post so please be gentle. I'm trying my best to learn the lingo so the mechanic doesn't immediately think "dumb girl" when I call... I've had my 2003 manual 2WD, 200k miles since it was born. Best darn car. I'm religious about the maint. schedule. Last 6 months many...
  6. Newly install Catalytic Converter - Now Idle Issues

    Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone looking for some help. I just had a new catalytic converter installed at the honda dealership on my 2003 element EX. This, after mine was stolen right off my car in the street one night here in los angeles. Anyway, when driving out of the dealership after picking up the car the...
  7. New throttle body being installed today... Buyer's remorse!

    Maintenance and Service
    So.... A few days ago my cruise control stopped working... I checked fuses number 7 a number 14 of the forum suggested and they were both okay... I went to the dealer who suggested that I try holding down the set button... But this didn't work. They told me it sounded like the switch and would...
  8. Rough Idle, Blinking Check Engine Light

    Maintenance and Service
    Long story short, I adjusted the exhaust valves on my '03 E two days ago and noticed that after I opened up the valves to 0.30 mm lash, the tappets can be heard more loudly during idle. I decided that was probably not unusual because otherwise the engine purred along nicely, and after driving...
  9. very strange idle speeds

    Problems & Issues
    I just finished a valve adjustment. It started right up sounded ok, then went to 3k rpm and sat there for a minute or so, then the rpm dropped and ramped back up. It started cycling between 3k and almost stalling. I shut it off and looked for vacuum leaks or a disconnected sensor. Didn't see...
  10. Cold Start..then Stall

    Problems & Issues
    A few years ago I had this problem and changed the Idle Air Control Valve and problem was solved. Last month after starting the engine it would idle at about 1,000 RPM which is normal but shortly after starting the cold engine and driving to the first stop sign the car would stall. It does start...
  11. My E Shuts Off instead of Idling at stops / Battery Issue?

    Problems & Issues
    I have a pain in the neck problem with my 2003/automatic 4wd EX. Every blue moon when I start my Element the car won't idle. If I drive and come to a stop, or brake and go real slow, or let the foot off the gas, the car cuts off (stalls) the engine and my steering locks up and I coast. Other...
  12. idle air control valve (2003-06)

    Problems & Issues
    I think I need to clean or replace my idle control valve. When I start my Element it idles around 500-600 rpm. With the A/C on it idles a little higher. It has been stalling out at intersections and when I turn. I got a code P0172 which indicated the fuel mixture was too rich. Where is the ICV...
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