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  1. Blown head gasket (maybe worse?)... Just get a new engine?

    Problems & Issues
    This has been a long saga of garbage. I bought a money pit with out getting it properly inspected with a buyers check (first mistake). I had issues with the car from the beginning. I had phantom problems with my V-tec solenoid, it had been replaced several times, and the oil was flushed, but...
  2. Fan replacement tips: Condenser & Radiator

    Maintenance and Service
    AC working sporadically? Engine coolant temps climbing unusually fast? Check to see if your electric fans are operating when your E is running. I am not sure when each fan should be running, but my 2010 E fans both run when the engine is running and the AC is on. Condenser fan is on passenger...
  3. Want to buy an '05 with some concerning repairs already done

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hi everyone, This is my first post! I have loved the Elements since they first hit the road and now I'm finally in the right place to purchase one. I found a 2005 EX 5-speed that I really want to buy. It has 109k miles and the owner is flexible on pricing. The only catch is it has a laundry...
  4. Overheating - Radiator and Condenser Fan Replacement

    Maintenance and Service
    About a year ago my 2005 Element overheated while I was out camping, during the summer. I came home and kind of forgot about it. Since it didn't happen again I didn't think much of it. It stays pretty cool in the Portland area, so I didn't have overheating problems again until recently. I took...
  5. Newb in need of help! A.C. hit/miss, engine running hot!

    Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone, I'm not a typical car guy, so I apologize if I don't have the right language for my issues, but I'll try my best to describe what's up and answer any questions. Thanks in advance for any help, I'm at the end of my rope with this. 2007 Element SC, <127k miles. A few months...
  6. 2005 LX FWD: Thermostat & Overheating questions.

    Problems & Issues
    I did not see a FAQ for thermostat replacement. My '05 Element (LX FWD Auto, 144k miles) overheated while in line at a fast-food place. We were in line for about 10-15 minutes. I noticed steam coming out from under the hood shortly after we parked to eat. Coolant was spraying from the top of...
  7. Towing at limit on long grade

    Racks, Hitches & Towing
    I have a 2005 automatic with an aftermarket transmission cooler. I pulled a 1700 lb. popup from L.A. to Bryce Canyon National Park and back last year with no issues, other than going up 4000 ft. on a long grade from Baker, CA towards Las Vegas. The rpms got up really high until I smartened up...
  8. Costly head gasket repair?

    Problems & Issues
    2003 EX with 110,000 miles. Ran the car with radiator fan out until overheating caused boilover from radiator. Mechanic did pressure test on cooling system that showed head gasket damage. For the purpose of this post, please assume the test was correct. The mechanic estimated $2500 for engine...
  9. Thermostat/Air Conditioner

    Problems & Issues
    I am going to apologize if an answer to this has already been posted but I don't have time to cypher through all of the threads here to find it so I'm just going to ask again. A few months back, my girlfriend's stepfather and I changed out the thermostat on her Honda Element (this was my first...
  10. Overheating

    Problems & Issues
    Hi guys, I have a 2003 4wd ex with 160k. My car has begun to overheat in this 100+ weather. I've noticed that the fan isn't turning on. The ac fan turns on, but when I'm at a stop or driving below 30mph it isn't enough to keep temps down. I've spun the fan and it's spins freely. I'm not sure...
  11. overheating/ unknown coolant leak

    Problems & Issues
    ok so i have an 03 ex and hit a deer about 3 years ago and had the rad replaced but then last fall noticed car started to overheat turns out the fan switch was done for found that out just by jumping the wires but then more recently ive noticed that my coolant is always getting low ive just been...
  12. Overheating and A/C Issues

    Maintenance and Service
    hey everyone. i've been lurking around these forums for a little while, but this is my first post. i picked up a 2003 EX 4WD element around april of this year, and so far it's been treating me great. however, these past few days, its got me worried. when i was at a stop, the AC starting blowing...
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