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The rubbing sound is likely a seized brake caliper. It is highly likely that the cheapest option will be to have the caliper replaced. If the car decelerates quickly, like you say, then it is not safe to drive. The brake and surrounding components will be getting hot. This could lead to a seized bearing and possible sudden failure. The heat buildup ...


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It sounds like your starter solenoid is bad. You starter solenoid has two pieces to it. The signal it takes from your ignition switch triggers a magnet the turns another switch when the magnet is activated it closes another circuit for your starter. This gives your starter current from the battery to turn over your engine. If I get what your saying, ...


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Yes, your parking brake has a return spring. You should be able to goto a local auto parts store to get that and the arm replaced. I also recommend you find another mechanic as most of this information is available on the Internet. Hope this helpful.


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I did some research regarding your symptoms. Mind you I was a Honda MC mechanic and have NEVER worked on a hybrid. But since this space is blank I'll fill it with what I discovered. All of the posts I could find point to your main battery having an issue. Is that the battery you had checked at the auto parts store? I would look at the connections to the ...


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Is this only a cosmetic problem, or is it more serious? (For instance, is it likely to lead to rusting of the sheet metal, or any structural problem?) Currently it appears to be a cosmetic issue. Untreated, exposed to the elements, it will eventually create a greater perimeter around your vehicle and rust will occur. Others may not agree with me but I ...


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According to TireRack.com, your standard tire size is 195/65/15. This tire has a rotation per mile (RPM) of 832. The Michelin tire has an RPM of 836. This is only a difference of ~.5%, which is not a big deal. Using the two different tire sizes shouldn't cause you any issues. The major concerns here is to keep the same size tires on the same axle (front or ...


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When activated, ECON mode alters the Drive-by-Wire throttle system response curve in the range from about 10 percent to 60 percent of throttle pedal travel. With less gain, the throttle opening in this range increases more gradually to reduce a potentially excessive peak input for improved fuel efficiency. ECON mode also alters the operation of the cruise ...



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