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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Low Road Noise?

    Tires, Wheels and Suspensions
    Hello! I'm looking at some new tires in the near future (Probably in the next couple of weeks...) but it seems like it's an endless search. I've been on tirerack, JCWhitney... but heck, I don't even know what I'm looking for. There are too many to choose from! :shock: I figured EOC could help...
  4. Ignition problem & buzz sound

    Problems & Issues
    Hello all, this is my first post, great site here!! My 03 E does not start on the first try, sometimes 200 tries later it works. I turn the key to start and hear a buzzing noise from around the steering wheel area. It does it every time I turn the key to III. I'll get a BZZ..BZZ...BZZ until...
  5. Quieting or disabling the beep (2003-06)

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I finally figured out how to remove the beeper unit from the circuit board inside the instrument cluster on the early model Elements! Like many other E owners, I found that beeper to be annoyingly loud. For months I would check in to the forum looking for clues as to how to tame it... and I...
  6. Howling noise at 45 to 55 mph

    Problems & Issues
    I have a 2005 Honda Element and recently I'm experiencing an intermittent howling nosie when I reach speeds of 45 to 55 mph. The noise seems to be resonating at the speeds mentioned above, or lower speeds on a windy day. At speeds above 55 the resonating sound stops. I've performed some...
  7. Steering noise, golf ball rolling noise

    Problems & Issues
    I have two noise problems develop over the last couple of months. ONE is a creaking nose ONLY when I turn the steering wheel to either side going slow such as backing out of a parking space or making a slow tight turn into one. This one can only be heard while actually turning the steering wheel...
  8. Help! "Clunk" Noise when braking

    Problems & Issues
    Problem: I recently put 40 series tires on my SC, its been about 2 weeks.. Now when I apply the brakes, I hear a "clunk" noise on the drivers side tire. It sounds like a tie rod, balljoint, or some sort of suspension bushing that is loose. Does anyone know if the tire differences would effect...
  9. Noise inside my 2004 Element

    Problems & Issues
    2004 Honda Element AWD EX Automatic w/side air bags Silver This noise has been going on for several years and I have no clue, and neither does the dealer. 1. It's a clicky, whirring noise, that sometimes sounds like static from the radio. It seems to come from somewhere behind the...
  10. Like Marbles in a Tin Can

    Maintenance and Service
    I just hit the 80k mark on my E a little while ago. I've had the brake rotors replaced last summer, and everything else has been checked out fine when I got the service done. However, on my recent trip home from school (90 miles) I heard something clatter in the hood, and now when I brake, it...
  11. Quieting or disabling the beep (2007-11)

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Picked up a 2007 EX this week and the first thing I have to fix is the key in ignition bell. I've actually done this on my company car (a 2005 Taurus) so I knew what to do. I pulled out the insterment cluster (one srew on side, the rest pulls off), removed the back half, and found that ear...
  12. Dome Light Buzzzzzz

    Problems & Issues
    I noticed about a month ago that when I get into my E and the dome light comes on there is a very low buzz that comes from the light. As soon as it goes off the buzzing stops. It dosn't really bother me because it is not on when I am driving, but I am just curious if anyone knows what might be...
  13. Seat belt beep / chime, disabling

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Is there a way to rig the E to think the seatbelt is connected at all times so it doesn't beep when you start the car? I ALWAYS wear my seatbelt but I don't put it on until after I start my car and that beep is so friggin' loud.