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  1. Stopping radiator leak from top of radiator

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi, I've seen a number of posts about finding a radiator leak or stopping hose leaks but not about leaking from top of the radiator that is held down by the metal clamp that goes all around the top. I can see the fluid (at this point basically water) dripping or bubbling out of the seal between...
  2. 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...
  3. #4 fuse keeps blowing causing overheating at idle

    Problems & Issues
    So my wife drives a 03 element. Last summer i replaced a radiator fan thinking it was going bad because the radiator fan fuse kept blowing. Everything seemed ok up until this summer when it started blowing fuses again. I thought the fan felt a little sluggish so i replaced it again thinking it...
  4. Radiator Replacement Problems

    Maintenance and Service
    Hello, I have a leaking radiator and I am having trouble finding a correct replacement for my 2003 Element radiator. My local NAPA had a 'replacement' in stock. I bought the unit, pulled my old one and found that the fans did not fit correctly on the new one. The bottom pegs mount fine, but...
  5. 07 Element EX Manual 4WD - Oil? in Radiator

    Maintenance and Service
    My 2007 Element EX, ~52,000 needs help! I went to change my oil and checked the rest of my fluids as a matter of habit, only to find that my coolant looked like coffee with cream. The hose in the overflow tank has a slight sludge buildup on it that is the same color. Now, I *fear* head gasket...
  6. Heater Core Clogged?? Try Backflushing

    Problems & Issues
    Hi Everyone, I recently bought a used Element with 160K. The heat inside was very poor even with the fan turned up on high or low and eventually it would blow cool air after about 3 minutes. I'm putting this thread up so maybe it'll help someone. I removed the hose clamps and hoses from the...
  7. Radiator Loose

    Problems & Issues
    Hey everyone, I was just looking over the "E" this morning and noticed what I would call a decent/substantial amount of play in the radiator. Obviously there is supposed to be some play and this is meant as shock absorption but are the grommets/rubber rings known to get too much play? Also...
  8. i think my engine is shot

    Problems & Issues
    PLEASE, I am in serious need of some help E owners. I have a '03 EX, manual w/ about 90k miles on it. Earlier this month my system pressurized for some reason and blew the lower radiator hose off, overheating the engine. It was turned off as soon as I could but it was night so we didn't see...
  9. 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...