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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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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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Are there other component or parts that need to be removed so the oilpan can drop down
Hello there, replacing the oil pan on your 2004 Honda Element is a normal service procedure. The oil pan will not drop straight out, when removing the oil pan on this type of vehicle the engine must be raised and...
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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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How long does it take to replace a slave cylinder on an 03'Honda Element
Hi there. The time of labor to remove and replace the clutch slave cylinder on a 2003 Honda Element is about 3 and a half to 4 hours to replace including bleeding the hydraulic system. If you need further assistance...
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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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Headlight bulb locations on my car.
Hi there. There could be bulbs for fog or daytime driving. If you start the vehicle during the day and two of the bulbs come on with no switch on, then they are daytime running lights. If the lights do...
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Why does my car automatically slow from 70 mph to 60 mph on its own 2003 Honda Element
Hi there. This can be caused by a number of things. I would first check to see if the check engine light is on and if there are any codes in the system. If there are any codes then it...
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Key and ignition locked. Anti theft car alarm went off trying to start the car
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle's anti theft system may be having issues. If the light is staying on then that is a sign that the system is active and immobilizing the vehicle. If only...
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I need to replace the abs module. How does the wiring harness disengage from the module?
First, replacement of the ABS control module is a big job that requires opening up the hydraulic system and bleeding the brakes afterwards. I recommend having this task performed by a professional, such as one from YourMechanic. If you're sure...
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3000 rpm in idle
Physically inspect the position of the throttle plate. If the throttle is closed at idle, as typical, you can't possibly have an excursion like that without a large vacuum leak. If the throttle is open on inspection, thus causing the...
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Overnight change in operation. 2009 Honda Element EX AWD ran perfect last night. This morning it started rough and ran rough.
Hi there. An ignition coil would definitely be a very good guess. However, that is exactly what it would be: a guess. When a misfire code is stored, the ECM reads a slow down on that particular cylinder. Why this...
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Overheating
The radiator should be full upon opening the cap when the engine is cold. If after filling the radiator, in subsequent days you find that the coolant level has dropped, that means that there is a leak in the system....
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Are there computer checks that need to be done after installing a new battery?
Stored data in the vehicle's PCM, some of which represents "learned" data that optimizes the operation of the vehicle's powertrain, will be lost when you disconnect the battery. This data cannot be re-established by any subsequent computer "check" or download....
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Cars cranking and trying to start but wont
As engines wear, they tend to use more oil. At the moment, just be sure to add adequate oil to your engine and, going forward, just be sure to check the oil level more frequently. Of course, check for obvious...
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Weird electrical problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. The electrical circuits that relate to both of these systems are crossing at some point. This may be an issue with the body control module, the fuse box, the bulbs, or the electrical wiring....
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car stall occasionally
Common causes of engine stalling and rough idle include a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter,...

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