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  1. 03 E whine in cold weather start

    Problems & Issues
    Hey All, Just started hearing this a couple of weeks ago when the weather got cold. Car has 235K on it and I've had it since it was a baby (04).:-D Done most of the maintenance myself and replaced the drive belt a couple of years ago. The whine is louder in colder weather starts (below 40)...
  2. 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...
  3. Engine noise, please, help!!!

    Problems & Issues
    Hi guys!. First, I love Elements, but here in Mexico are very very uncommon, so finding one is very hard, besides that, I have its little brother, an 02 CRV. And I have a problem I want to get fixed, or at least, getting to know the cause, and being aware that Elements and CRVs share a lot of...
  4. Anyone have an idea what this engine noise is?

    Problems & Issues
    Element has 250k on it. It’s been properly maintained. Recently replaced the serpentine belt and tensioner. Flushed the transmission. Changed the oil. New struts. New battery. Etc. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly. I’m guessing timing chain? Or timing chain tensioner? Any advice is much appreciated!
  5. SOLVED! Expensive sounding huffing and chugging

    Problems & Issues
    Okay, so I'm driving in Houston traffic heading N on I-45. Usual idiot drivers, but I am abnormally impatient on this evening after work downtown. I feel a little aggressive, a little road-rage session wanting to happen....but no.....I grumble and bitch to no one listening....and the moment...
  6. Front end vibration

    Problems & Issues
    Yes, I know this is a pretty common topic. But there are so many potential causes, my hope is that with a good description someone can help narrow my problem down a bit. 2003 Element, AWD and auto trans, 134K miles, a recent purchase so I don't know its history. I just had the rear struts...
  7. Clunk Noise RR Tire Area Going Over a Big Bump

    Problems & Issues
    Hi Everyone, I'm new here, and super pumped about my new 06 Element EX FWD. I had the Right Lower Trailing Arm replaced and now when I go over a bump or pot hole that is anything bigger than a sewer grate I hear a clunk noise. It's only when driving over bigger stuff and coming from the right...
  8. 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)...
  9. 04 clicking/snapping noise center console

    Problems & Issues
    I really hope someone out there can help me. There is a strange, almost snapping/popping/cracking sound coming from under my center console and/or driver/passenger seat. Almost sounds electrical... Please help!!!???
  10. Popcorn noise from Rear

    Problems & Issues
    I recently purchased an E of my own. 72,000. Great car, beyond useful. I have begun to notice a noise from the rear. I have posted a video here: http://youtu.be/y4n7WAEvwjc It happens most noticeably at starts and slow-to-stops. Once I did this video I started noticing more often throughout a...
  11. New front tire slipping/growling

    Problems & Issues
    My 07 E just got new Yokohama yk580s after ripping up my tires on some bad roads. Now the front left tire sounds like it's slipping badly on take off. Once it is rolling, even a little bit, it's fine. No problems at speed. It's been 3 weeks now and it's still making a growling noise unless I'm...
  12. Steering clunk

    Problems & Issues
    As we turn full left or full right we get a loud clunk just before the end of travel. Dealer used an"electronic noise locater" & says steering gear is going. $1400 repair. We had CV boots replaced yesterday and I had the mechaninc spin the steering wheel while the axles we disconnected. Clunk...
  13. Speedo noise. Speedometer noise

    Problems & Issues
    We have a new noise at 45 to 50. It is a hum/whine that comes from the dash. At first we thought it was some sort of wind noise but it seems to be coming from the speedometer area. I know the element does not have a speedometer cable but it sounds a bit like lube problems in older cars. By 55 it...
  14. sounds like a flat, not a flat

    Problems & Issues
    Hey folks, My 2008 EX has developed a thump thump thump that I can feel a little in the floor, hear a little, but it's hard to tell exactly where it's coming from. Tires are fine. Handling is fine. The thump goes away when I press on the break pedal to slow down. I have no time/little money...
  15. 04 Honda Element MOANS...

    Problems & Issues
    I know this is a common thread elsewhere, but hear me out... Our 04 Element makes moaning sounds from the rear. We have identified three scenarios: 1. After we have been driving a while (30 minutes?) it begins, but it stops when I hit the brakes. It will immediately begin again when I release...
  16. Internal Fan Rattling noise?

    Problems & Issues
    Hey Everyone, So last week, I took my E into service for a scheduled oil change, and when they were wrapping up, they mentioned to me that I needed new cabin air filters. Knowing how easy it is, I declined the service because I didn't feel like getting ripped off that day, but I'm noticing a...
  17. E won't go in to drive, reverse, anything! What's a girl to do?

    Problems & Issues
    Loud Growling Noise, El Jumped And Coasted To A Stop, Transmission? 2004 Element AWD A/T 138000mi. Regular maintenance, plus recommended services. Was driving fine at 55 mph, came into town slowed to 30mph, went up a slight hill in town, the front of the car began to make a growling noise...
  18. Rear end clunk noise SOLVED!

    Maintenance and Service
    First Post, thought i'd make it count. I'm a newb when it comes to Elements, but not to Honda's. I've owned about 7 or 8 over the last 10 years. I Picked up a 2006 Element EX with 90k on it in April 2011. First thing i noticed when i test drove it was a loud clunking from the rear when going...
  19. Driver's Seat Noise - NOT Rocking or Springs

    Problems & Issues
    Please note: This is not the seat rocking issue covered by TSB 03-032, nor is it the springs creaking in the back of the seat. I’ve found both issues on here by searching, but this is something completely different. I hope somebody has an answer or suggestion – any thoughts would be welcome, as...
  20. Rattling front end at 45MPH

    Problems & Issues
    Recently, I've started to hear a rattling sound up near the front end of my car. I believe it's passenger side and it kind of sounds like metal scraping the ground or an even better example is that it sounds like a slinky going back and forth. I'm thinking possibly a loose heat shield of some...
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