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  1. 03 low voltage issue

    Problems & Issues
    New here and new to forums overall, I have been looking for a thread that talks about this and can’t find one so I’m throwing this out there. I have an 03 element with 180k on it that I just love, I have been putting a lot of money into trying to keep but I’m at a road block. in the last...
  2. Eric The Car Guys Method of putting in a starter

    Problems & Issues
    I tried it. And I video'd it in my $300 Honda Smelement https://youtu.be/bv2hXIcPHRg
  3. Starter bad

    Problems & Issues
    OK...my '04 E with 127,500 miles was having intermittent slow/sluggish starter issues. It actually mimicked a weak battery. The battery was 3 years old, so that was my first check. Although it didn't show bad, winter was coming on, I replaced it in a move to eliminate that part. As I said...
  4. Starting Issue with 07 Element

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi All, Made an account just to post about this issue I've been having with starting my car. I have an 07 Honda Element, just about 140,000 miles on it. About a year ago I replaced my original starter and alternator with Nastra refurbished parts. Since then, I've had to replace the...
  5. Starter replacement then suddenly, Flex Plat problems??

    Problems & Issues
    HI forum, Long time lurker, first time poster! Hopefully someone can help me with some awesome suggestions. My car was having issues starting up. No other problems or noises. Only it would just not start. AAA tested my battery and all was good. Took the car to a mechanic to replace the...
  6. Starter bad? Just checking (maybe unique problem??)

    Problems & Issues
    I have been working on my E. I replaced the mounting bolts to the power steering pump since one bent and the other broke off inside the mount. Extracted bolt, replaced with new ones, replaced serp belt.... SOO..... I reconnect the NEW battery. Everything has power.. Windows, lights, dash...
  7. Element Intermittent Starting Problems - How To Diagnose?

    Problems & Issues
    I'm reposting this as new thread because i had no responses before. - I have a Honda Element 03 with 192,000 miles. Starting about 4 months I couldn't get the key into the ignition off and on. Then about 2 months ago, the car wouldn't start intermittently. Or if it did there was a slight...
  8. Starting Problems - Is Recall Related to Bad Ignition Switch?

    Problems & Issues
    I have a Honda Element 03 with 192,000 miles. Starting about 4 months I couldn't get the key into the ignition off and on. Then about 2 months ago, the car wouldn't start intermittently. Or if it did there was a slight hesitation before it connected. On Nov. 11 I had the battery replaced after...
  9. Starter R & R

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Hey fellow E owners! I just finished installing a starter in my 06 E (171K miles). I ran into some issues removing the bolts holding on the starter and was wondering if anyone else had the same issue? It took me over an hour to remove the bottom bolt! Other than that, and having to remove a...
  10. Starting issues

    Problems & Issues
    Hello all, 2004 honda element ex auto trans. having issues starting it. when i turn the key all my lights come on, i can hear the fuel pump whine when i turn the key so i believe it has positive fuel pressure. Will not start in Neutral and i have had the battery tested and battery does test...
  11. MY starter won't turn over

    Problems & Issues
    I sell real estate and Wednesday I was showing houses, everything was fine but on my last showing I get in the car to leave and it won't start. My battery is fine and everything lights up and works but it won't turn over at all. Has anybody had this to happen to them? FYI starter is new just a...
  12. Dead E with new battery

    Problems & Issues
    E has been sluggish to start several times over the last month. My battery guy kept saying it's because of the stereo amp I have with his battery. Of course, I've had that system in there for years with a single battery (not his) that worked well. He recommended charging the battery and then...
  13. What's The Best Rebuilt Starter Brand?

    Maintenance and Service
    Afternoon people. New to the Club. Just got my '03 Element this past June and the starter went out on me. Decided to replace it myself and at the point of should I have the original rebuilt or buy a rebuilt starter. Unable to purchase a brand new one because... well you know why. HAAA! PRICE...
  14. Won't start, P and D lights on, whirring sound

    Problems & Issues
    So I get home from the store and try to leave half an hour later. The 2003 Element AT 4WD won't start. Battery seems fine. After the first couple trys I noticed: P and D light are on for about 5 seconds and then I hear a click and the D light goes off. If I try to start after that, I hear a...
  15. New Battery, Won't Start. Solenoid or Starter Problem?

    Problems & Issues
    Help! I'm supposed to drive up to Yosemite for vacation on Friday, and now my 2005 EX won't start. Help! Synopsis: After not driving the car for 2 weeks, I tried to start it and the engine *barely* turned over. Dash & interior lights and the radio all worked, however. I tried jump starting it...
  16. Pesky bolt on intake manifold

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi! I'm in the process of changing out my starter. Apparently, a TON of people have been in this position. The problem I'm having is getting to the bottom bolt of the intake manifold. I'm sure a few of you have had encounters with this issue. Any tips on how to get to the darned thing? I just...
  17. New Element owner -- Starting Problems

    Under The Hood / Performance
    So I have a 2004 Element which I bought used close to two months ago. In the time I have had it I've replaced the battery (which was the original Honda battery). Then about two weeks ago I would have to turn the key at least two times to get it to start, last weekend it just stopped starting no...
  18. Starting Issue + Dash lights

    Problems & Issues
    Conditions – cold and or wet weather. (low 50s and below if wet, under 40 if dry) Not 100% of time, intermittant, but getting worse as the temps get seasonal (Middle Jersey.) Prior to start – Green key light flashing. Dome light, if set to turn on when door is open, is also flashing...
  19. Hard start after short trips...

    Problems & Issues
    My Honda Element / 2WD EX / 140K miles, has been having a really hard start after short trips. The first start always works on the first try, but after a short trip to the gas station or third trip within 15 minutes to the grocery store, it takes 3 or 4 times to start. It's not the battery- I...
  20. Starter noises

    Problems & Issues
    Starter noises / intermittent engagement Hello, I'm new to the forum as I'm learning my way around my fiance's 2004 Element and its starting issues. A few months ago I replaced the starter (with aftermarket, not OEM) and this weekend it started making noises and sometimes will not...
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