My 2005 manual with 162000 miles is stalling at traffic signals and stop signs, and then is difficult to restart. Any ideas on this?

Marian Barnes

Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 08:12 AM about the 2005 Honda Element EX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer


Sounds like your idle air control valve is dirty/faulty. Could also be dirty throttle plate. With car idling turn ac on. You should notice that your rpm raise to about 900 - 1100 rpm. (Or hear it idle up if no rpm gauge). If this does not happen all the time then your idle air control valve is bad or dirty and needs to be cleaned or replaced. I recommend replacing it if it's acting up.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • I have weird noise from the engine. 4 answers

    Randomly but more often when the weather is cool. The Toaster just turned 100K. No problems & runs like a gem. My dealer has no explanation. I cannot reproduce at will. Sounds similar to a power s...

    2007 Honda Element SC


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1980 1300 auto stalls when warm and is then difficult to start 8 answers

    starts cold with choke fine but after its warm it wants to stall and will stall at stops and restarts has been doing this in summer before now in cool weather to when at operating temp

    1980 Honda Civic


    Maintenance & Repair

  • CRV Timing Chain? 95 answers

    Is there a problem with the Timing Chain/Belt on the Honda 2005 CRV?

    2005 Honda CR-V


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Turn Signals 3 answers

    When I bought my Honda 4 years ago it only had 97,000 miles, I had it a month and the signals stopped working. I tried the WD40 in the hazards trick to no avail. I have checked the fuses and all are f...

    1984 Honda Civic


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 Honda Accord LX 4 Door 4 Cylinder Cruise Control Stopped Working, Main Cruise Control Light Will Not Stay On 3 answers

    The Main Cruise Control button on the steering wheel of my 2005 Honda Accord LX just stopped working. I can push the button down and the light will light up on the dash board. As soon as I release t...

    2005 Honda Accord Coupe LX


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Honda Element Questions

Honda Element Experts

#1 Kakit Fan
Kakit Fan
Reputation 140
#2 FordNut
Reputation 130
#3 Ankhorite
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V"
1,529 Great Deals out of 80,325 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Pilot"
558 Great Deals out of 19,320 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,171 Great Deals out of 48,694 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic"
1,122 Great Deals out of 58,107 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord"
1,269 Great Deals out of 77,637 listings starting at $1,395
Used Subaru Forester"
339 Great Deals out of 19,347 listings starting at $1,099
Used Honda Ridgeline"
197 Great Deals out of 7,224 listings starting at $4,900
Used Toyota Tacoma"
626 Great Deals out of 30,203 listings starting at $2,850
Used Honda Odyssey"
394 Great Deals out of 26,297 listings starting at $500
Used Scion xB"
108 Great Deals out of 2,550 listings starting at $1,900
Used Subaru Outback"
416 Great Deals out of 29,728 listings starting at $1,295
Used Jeep Wrangler"
441 Great Deals out of 16,283 listings starting at $3,400

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Honda Element EX AWD For Sale
39 listings starting at $9,495
2010 Honda Element EX AWD For Sale
57 listings starting at $7,995
2009 Honda Element EX AWD For Sale
19 listings starting at $6,999
2008 Honda Element EX AWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $4,495
2007 Honda Element EX AWD For Sale
54 listings starting at $6,495