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Starting Problems
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Honda Element. From what you've described, the problem you're having sounds like an issue with the ignition switch. When it is turned it is losing contact. I would suggest having a certified technician,...
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Metal to metal sound when you are at the end of braking, pads have been changed
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 2010 Honda Element. You may just be hearing the metal material that is in the brake pads. There are many different brands and qualities of brake pads and the less expensive pads...
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There is a wire at the bottom of the A/C fan that is not connected to anything. What is this wire?
I assume this is a wire with a connector on the end, if not, then a loose wire with out an end is part of a damaged harness. If this is the case, I will not be able to tell...
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Engine slowly cranks but won't start, battery sign/engine maint lights up.
It is very possible that your alternator could be the cause of this issue. I would recommend getting a jump start and taking your vehicle up to the nearest auto parts store and have them test your battery and alternator...
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Noise under my car
Honda Elements are known for sway bar noises. In many instances, replacing the sway bar bushings, especially in the sway bar, will get rid of clunking noises over bumps. Now this is only one possibility but a common issue. ...
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P0420 code
Honda has a technical service bulletin (TSB) out for this condition. There are 2 possibilities to correct this fault, according to the bulletin: Replace the catalytic converter Software update of the engine computer One last thing...
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Battery light is still on after getting a new battery and alternator
The Honda Element has a computer-controlled charging system to help improve fuel economy. In the engine compartment fusebox there is an ELD unit that monitors electrical loads of the vehicle consumers and will communicate with the engine computer to turn...
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Noise inside the B pillar when the weather is cooler.
Hello. A good body technician may be able to use a stethoscope to get as close to the noise as possible then dismantle the trim in the area to find what is causing the rattling. Seasoned mechanics equipped with a...
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Loosing power while driving
If you were getting O2 sensor codes, and you are losing power, then you may need to check to see if the fuel pressure is low or the fuel filter is getting clogged. These both can cause the engine to...
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My car cranks, it's turning over but it won't start.
Hello there, many different faults can cause your 2005 Honda Element to not start. Though you hear the fuel pump, this does not necessarily mean it has enough fuel pressure to start the engine. The most common causes of no...
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Water temperature gauge fluctuates even after replacing the thermostat could it be the water pump
Hello, thank you for asking about your 2003 Honda Element. This can be many different things aside from the thermostat, such as a failing water pump, a failing coolant fan relay, a clogged radiator, or even potentially a blown head...
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Hi. I have a question about brake/rotor replacement on my 2005 Honda Element.
The front and rear brake pads are a different part and should not be rotated even if they were the same. This is the first time I have heard anyone say this in my 35 years as a master mechanic....
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There was a squeaking noise on the passenger side but it went away and I don't know what it was.
Hi there: In some cases, the squeaking sound that is coming behind the glove box is attributed to the air conditioning or heater blower motor. If you had either of these two components activated when the noise came on, this...
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Brake master cylinder - 2010 Honda Element
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Most likely what has happened is that when you were compressing the caliper to install the new brake pads, you compressed the caliper too fast and blew out the inner seal(s) in your...
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Loose emergency brake lever
Yes, this is a safety issue. This means the parking brake may be broken, installed incorrectly, or out of alignment. This also means the brake may not be working to its full potential, or at all. The parking brake lever...
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Not sure if hose or water pump is the issue. Bad leak spraying coolant on belts. Could it be a hose or water pump?
Water pumps have weep holes, through which coolant can leak if the pump is failing, but those weep holes are are relatively small. Consequently, the leak is more likely due to a fairly large hole, or tear, in a rubber...
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Quick ignition fails
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Firstly, you should not drive with the foot on the brake and gas for it will wear out your brakes sooner. Second, check the brake light switch, as it has a connection to the...
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Headlights and dashboard both blink rhythmically when I turn them on 2003 Element
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. There is a loose ground wire and a short in the ground system with the light switch. Turn the key off and rotate the switch back and forth fast for about 10 times....
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Battery voltage malfuction in scanner. 2004 Honda Element
Hey there. This may be related to a weak or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging your car's battery. When an alternator begins to wear out or fail, it may produce a whining sound...
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No issue prior. Left light on all night. Battery died so I jumped the car for 5 mins. Now I have to use digital cables to start engine every time.
Hello, thanks for writing in. When you ran the battery all the way down you may have damaged the battery internally causing it to not be able to hold or take a charge and voltage is below 9.6 volts under...

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