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  1. Maintenance and Service
    I've seen some tough financial times. So I thought I would share what I did, when my glove box lock broke. Its a little hack, in case you don't have the extra money to buy a replacement from eBay, the Honda Dealer, or wherever. You'll need some electrical tape, a metal clothes hanger, some...
  2. Problems & Issues
    I went to get an alignment the other day and the shop realized I have a broken lower ball joint. So I have decided to replace several items while fixing the main issue. I will be replacing the following: -Front and Rear Struts/Spring Assembly -Front and Rear Sway Bar Links -Front Lower Ball...
  3. Problems & Issues
    Hi all, new owner of a 2003 Element EX AWD. I got it inspected prior to buying to know what repairs to expect. I'm looking into buying parts and the only thing I can't find on Rockauto and such is an inner CV boot for the rear driver side. It's busted and leaking grease and I should replace...
  4. Problems & Issues
    I have already documented this here (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1597353&highlight=#post1597353) but I realized the information is a bit buried so I thought I would create a new post for my experience getting my instrument cluster repaired. Many have had the same...
  5. Maintenance and Service
    have the new window, any suggestions for adhesives. old window broken, so all attachment parts still on vehicle
  6. Problems & Issues
    My 2004 EX rolled backwards with the door open. The door got caught on a bush and opened too far. Unfortunately, it won't close. I loosened three bolts that hold the front left fender on, and loosened the bolts that mount the door to the car and was able to ( temporarily ) close it. What's my...
  7. Problems & Issues
    I am trying to replace my rear hub bearings but having a horrible time trying to get off the hub itself to get access to the rest of assembly i tried using a hub puller but it didn't seem to want to work right just pushing back, for loss of the correct term, the center thing that goes through...
  8. Problems & Issues
    Issue: My rear tailgate/hatch is stuck shut. It has been for months.:-( I can't fit large items in the vehicle now and I'm tired of wedging bikes in through the side doors! I'm off today, and after successfully replacing the serpentine belt Saturday, I figured that I'd give fixing this issue a...
  9. Maintenance and Service
    Hey EOC, My PS [poor sister] had her slave cylinder replaced and it is now leaking again. It looks like the leak is coming from the FITTING between the steel line and the slave cylinder itself. The 'brake' line nut attaches firmly to the fitting, but the fitting is loose and leaking at the...
  10. Problems & Issues
    Hey, Have a few things that need to be fixed and was wondering if anyone had a Mpls area mechanic they could recommend. Thanks!
  11. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hello all Element Owners with Honda Care, I have the 7yr/100,000mi Honda Care coverage on my 2007 EX with 91,000 miles on it and was wondering if there is a link to what exactly is covered. I have not used it at all but want to find something that is covered. I want to take it in and have...
  12. Maintenance and Service
    My E has hit over 100,000 miles. I am planning on doing a full overhaul of my stock E suspension parts. For those with Es around this mileage mark, outside of the strut assemblies, tie rods and stabilizer links, what else should I have replaced while I've got it taken apart? I've been...
  13. Problems & Issues
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  14. Problems & Issues
    My wife and I have a 2009 Element ex with 40k miles. Most of our mileage, perhaps more than 3/4 was acquired during lost distance highway jaunts. When we took the car in for the latest oil change, the techs informed us that needed new rear brake pads. In my experience it's always the front...
  15. Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone! New member here, glad to have found my way here! So of course, I have a problem. My wife took her Element (2007) through a car wash and snapped the rear wiper arm clean off. The motor is intact, but all that remains is a piece of plastic held in by the bolt. I'm having trouble...
  16. Problems & Issues
    My wife dented the back upper liftgate, and shattered the back window of our '05 element this morning. The issue is we live in Seattle, and with a back broken window there are limited things we can do with the car. We just moved here from Chicago, where this was definitely possible, but when...
  17. Exterior
    My '03 Elements rear door latches always come loose, this has been a problem plaguing my element from the first year of owning it. The screws come loose and then the latch is loose and off kilter. It makes the rear door not shut right or not at all. Well I guess the this last time was it for...
  18. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    ...the rear fender of my car was clipped a delivery truck which bailed the scene before I could get any info. I did get a not so good foto of it on my iPhone and a foto of the scene but no witnesses. Any hints on how to write the insurance claim??? Details: Hard Tail delivery truck parallel...
  19. Exterior
    I recently bought a 2008 Silver Element EX. When I went to pick it up and was inspecting it (hadn't paid yet), I noticed a half dozen, mostly fine line, scratches scattered over the driver's side passenger door and fender. The sales manager offered to touch-up the scratches and take maybe...
  20. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions
    Hi all, The Mrs. was moving the geekEmobile today to protect "our" parking spot, and had a bit of a mishap. Basically she got it into drive, the E started to roll with the engine on fast idle, and madame was remiss in deploying the brake. The Chevy pickup that was parked 25 feet ahead did a...
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