Element cutting off

Discussion in 'Element' started by Glenn Woodell, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. I'm a new Element owner so I tried to find posts about the engine
    error codes but I could not find anything. I found one that was
    applicable to other Hondas.

    Last night, when starting, I noticed the engine maintenence light
    came on and blinked then went off. About three blocks away as I slowed
    to make a turn, the engine cut off. It will start and drive but only
    if you put your foot on the gas pedal. It seems that it idles so low
    now that it just cuts of.

    I checked the connection to the throttle position sensor and it was
    fine. This morning it started and ran fine. I went to my local auto
    parts store and they put a code reader on it but it showed nothing. It
    acted up again as I was leaving. It will drive fine as long as I keep
    my foot ready to step the idle up when needed. For the most part is is
    fine but it starts up again unexpectedly.

    A couple of people have mentioned checking the idle air sensor. How
    many more sensors could there be.

    How do I get my error codes and where can I decipher them. Do I need
    to go to a Honda service center?

    Glenn
     
    Glenn Woodell, Oct 8, 2006
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    jim beam Guest

    Glenn Woodell wrote:
    hundreds - random guessing will get you nowhere.
    yes. the vehicle is under warranty. have the dealer sort it out. you
    need to buy a code reader or google this group for how to get codes read
    for free.
     
    jim beam, Oct 10, 2006
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  3. Thanks for the info. It's new to me but I purchased it from a private
    seller with 112K miles so no warranty. I'll do some more Googling.

    It's running fine right now but I know it's only a matter of time.

    Glenn
     
    Glenn Woodell, Oct 10, 2006
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    garray Guest

    Check the forums at: www.elementownersclub.com to see if anyone else has had
    this issue.

    Good luck.
     
    garray, Nov 24, 2006
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