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  1. Hard shift in and out of into first, FWD AT

    Maintenance and Service
    Well I don't see how I wouldn't need to take the short bus to the mechanic but wanted to know what could be causing the following: Whenever I am coming to a complete stop the car has a hard "chung"/hard shift down into first gear and sometimes a hard "chung"/hard shift as I start cruzing back...
  2. Trustworthy mechanic in west los Angeles area?

    SoCal Owners
    My continent spanning 2003 EX with 218,000 miles needs its first serious work and I don't know a single mechanic who won't charge a fortune. I have that issue (as discussed here http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54950) with not being able to get into gear unless the car...
  3. Unnecessary repairs

    Maintenance and Service
    Since there are only a limited number of ways to milk the unsuspecting E owners, I suggest we share our experience. Here is what Honda dealers tried on me: 1. Suggest (i) complete AT fluid flush, hooking the AT to external pump instead of (ii) simple drain and fill, which only replaces 5...
  4. Automatic Tranny Leak

    Maintenance and Service
    I've got an 07 SC with 117,000 miles on it. I recently lowered the car approx. 2.5 inches. I then had to put both axles in it, well a Honda garage put them in. Now I've noticed the tranny is starting to leak and can't exactly figure out wear from. However, it looks like its coming from the...
  5. Big crack in transmission -what to do?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Went to do a drain and fill on my transmission fluid and noticed this crack in the transmission :twisted: Not sure how long I've been driving around like this. Haven't really been under the car since I replaced my catalytic converter 6 months ago. I hit a giant pothole a while back that bent...
  6. 09 with a 5th gear transmission shudder!

    Problems & Issues
    So I have an 09 Ex AWD with the 5spd auto and 78k on the clock. What happens is if I maintain speed around 35-45mph (most of the time) there is a shudder when it shifts to 5th after cruising for a bit. Hot or cold. My RPMs are around 1250-1400 at that point. If I feather the throttle slightly it...
  7. Clear P0847 after replacing switch

    Problems & Issues
    My maintenance required light came on a few days ago, but no flashing D. I scanned the ECU with Torque and came up with code P0847. After doing a lot of reading here and elsewhere, I followed these instructions - http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=981932&postcount=17 - and...
  8. Gearing in the Element

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Took a nice long trip (about 2 hr drive) and noticed that the Element is geared quite short! At about 80mph, the engine turns about 4000rpm which is about the gear ratio of my Integra (4.40FD Type-R Transmission). I love short gears but never thought the Element would have a similar setup. I...
  9. Honda Service left my transmission dipstick out!

    Maintenance and Service
    Wow, I'm pretty mad right now, but I promise to keep this entirely civil. On November 7th, I took my 2008 Element EX in for routine service at the dealership (oil change, brake inspection, etc. Very minor.) No issues, everything was fine. Fast forward to today. A neighbor needed a jumpstart...
  10. Question about replacing the Transmission

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Hi all! I have over the past couple of months been experiencing problems with my dear ol' 03 Honda Element AWD (194k miles). Every time I accelerated it would rev up to 4000rpm before shifting gears, then catch and lurch the entire car. This was bad news bears from the get go, but since I am...
  11. Shuddering when accelerating from rest.

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all. I got my hands on a 2003 EX auto last October with right at 88k miles on it. I've taken it to 97k, but have an issue that I am just not sure what to think about. First of all the car has a very extensive maintenance record with almost exclusively dealer servicing. The only...
  12. 2004 Transmission problems....just bought it!

    Problems & Issues
    I bought my 2004 Element less than 6 months ago, from a Honda dealership, and have put less than 2500 miles on it. The problem doesn't start until it has been driven for about 20-30 minutes. The clutch will not go into gear or will pop out while driving. It's at a different dealership for an...
  13. Temperamental Transmission! - Help?

    Problems & Issues
    Hi all, I've had my E for almost 2 years now, and for the past few months or so, I've noticed that it has been occasionally fighting me when I try to put it into first gear; doesn't matter if I'm still moving or at a complete stop. It doesn't do it all the time, and I can't seem to find a...
  14. E won't go in to drive, reverse, anything! What's a girl to do?

    Problems & Issues
    Loud Growling Noise, El Jumped And Coasted To A Stop, Transmission? 2004 Element AWD A/T 138000mi. Regular maintenance, plus recommended services. Was driving fine at 55 mph, came into town slowed to 30mph, went up a slight hill in town, the front of the car began to make a growling noise...
  15. Sounds like transmission is slipping from 1st to 2nd gear

    Problems & Issues
    I bought my Element a few months back with higher mileage (123,000) because I have heard such great things about them lasting for a long time. I haven't had any issues until recently, when pulling out of a parking lot, it clunked pretty hard shifting between 1st and 2nd gear. It only does this...
  16. Need advice - High mileage and a multitude of issues...

    Problems & Issues
    My 2005 Element has 186,600 miles on it and I'm starting to have a lot of problems. I thought it was the transmission but AAMCO doesn't think so. They are getting a P2646 code which is the same code that caused the dealership to replace the VTEC Oil Pressure Switch two times previously, the...
  17. '03 Auto Transmission not downshifting

    Problems & Issues
    Hey All, I have 130K on my E and changed the AT fluid for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Before doing so I noticed when climbing a fairly steep hill here in North GA, it would hesitate to downshift from 2nd to 1st gear ... I think:) (Could have been 3rd to 2nd:) Well it happened...
  18. cracked transmission case

    Problems & Issues
    hello my newest and most valued friends out there, i recently purchased an 03 element (66K) off craigslist, and pretty much got ... well u know what. amongst a laundry list of problems the major one im dealing with is a crack in the transmission case. well not actually one crack... 4 to be...
  19. Clutch Throw

    Maintenance and Service
    2004 Element 5 speed and the the clutch must be pressed all the way to the firewall to engage the clutch and it seems to be fully disengaged when letting it out a mere 1/4 inch. How do I adjust the clutch throw so that it's more normal? At times it can be difficult getting it into gear unless...
  20. transmission

    Problems & Issues
    i have an 07 automatic with almost 56k on it...coming home from a road trip last week the transmission completely crapped out...couldnt move the thing...ive had it since it was brand new and have never had any problems...luckily it was before the 60k warranty and i got a new transmission free of...
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