The worst I had to deal with was a frozen bolt in the shock absorber on the driver's side and frozen cam adjusters. I ended up accidentally snapping off the welded nut on the arm but that was easily fixed with a new non-Honda bolt and nut with the new shock assembly. I hope your frame patch holds.Yes indeed. I've only owned the Element for about 2 years. Car came from NY, same thing, snow, salt, potholes.
I still haven't found my rattle on the rear driver's side. :twisted: It is perplexing. I even dropped the gas tank thinking a baffle may be loose/broken. There are no baffles in that tank.