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#121 of 224 Re: 2004 Honda Element Stalling Problem [willmd]
Feb 26, 2008 (5:07 pm)
My son has a 2007 Element EX which has stalled twice on turns. It starts right back up, I understand. Car has about 15 thousand miles on it. We're taking it back to the dealer this weekend.
My point: Did you ever discover what was causing this problem? Is your car still doing it?
Anything you can tell me/us will certainly help as we make a one-hour trip to the dealer and try to convince him that this stalling is not imaginary.
Thanks in advance!
#122 of 224 03 EX Reverse lockout
Mar 23, 2008 (8:42 am)
03 automatic transmission reverse lockout. Has anyone experienced this wonderful feature? Any solutions other than taking it to the dealership?
#123 of 224 2003 front windshield washer pump
Apr 03, 2008 (9:08 am)
Steve and tidester,
I think I have found a suitable replacement part to my failed pump. Access to the old one is daunting if not impossible. How to I gain access to the old one so I can replace with the new?
#124 of 224 Re: 2003 front windshield washer pump [gregoryparker]
Apr 03, 2008 (11:31 am)
"Daunting" is right! It's hard to access almost anything in today's cars. Perhaps someone here has direct experience with the Element and would offer some guidance. Anyone?
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#125 of 224 Re: 2003 front windshield washer pump [gregoryparker]
Apr 03, 2008 (4:39 pm)
Greg, do you have access to the OEM info? If not, I can post the appropriate pages online.
Here's just the text:
1) Remove the front bumper (are you freakin' kidding me!).
See FRONT BUMPER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.
2) Disconnect the washer tubes (A).
3) Disconnect the 2P connectors (B) from the washer motors (C) and the washer fluid level switch (D) (Canada).
4) Remove the three mounting bolts and washer reservoir (A).
5) Install in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the washer motors operate properly.
This is from the '04 manual...the '03 is pretty much identical (I have one of each)
#126 of 224 Re: 2003 front windshield washer pump [gregoryparker]
Apr 03, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Sorry Greg, the procedure I just posted was for the reservoir. It looks like you can access the pump/motor by removing the right inner fender (no idea what it's like getting that out)...
1) Remove the right inner fender.
2) Disconnect the 2P connectors (A) from the washer motors.
#127 of 224 Re: 2003 front windshield washer pump [streetlight]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:26 pm)
Dont freak out TOO bad...bumper covers usually are not too difficult to get off. ID assume you have to get the grille out which is usually a few clips. Looks for two or three screw/bolts on each inner fender well. Usually there are a few plastics clips under the bumper and occasionally a bolt or two. Under the grill i could have to guess there are a few plastic clips also. Not sure how much this helps you cuz this makes it sound very easy, its not. I used to do auto body repair so i might make it sound easier then it is.
Apr 20, 2008 (7:59 am)
both highbeams work-both lowbeams don't.Is this a bad bulb?
#129 of 224 Re: 2003 front windshield washer pump [gregoryparker]
Apr 21, 2008 (8:23 pm)
I have the same problem too, front and back don't work, don't Honda know this is happening?
#130 of 224 Re: Honda Element Owners: Problems & Solutions [pleiades]
May 01, 2008 (2:46 pm)
We have a 2003 Element 5 spped manual fwd. Great car with a few really annoying issues. We had the drivers side passenger seat belt tensioner start malfunctioning almost from day one. At 41k miles, it finally locked up completely and would not release. I even removed the anchor bolt from the floor to maximize slack, and all it did was take up until the entire length of the bellt was locked in. Definately should be a recall issue, as I know 6 people with this same problem in Elements from 2003 thru 2006. Another issue in the 2003 that may have been addressed in later modles is the kee room when in a proper driving position. When I set up the seat for my frame (6'0") my left knee is about 3/4 of an inch from the dash. If I',m in a head on, I suspect I'll break both khees before the airbags pop of and knock me out cold. Last issue is the dif fluid loss causing anything beyond a graceful , easy turn sound like you are running over rumble strips at high speed.
Anyone else have these happen too?