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2015 Honda Fit iVTEC - Shifted into 2nd Gear at Highway Speeds

Background I would be primarily concerned with the i-VTEC cam related mechanisms. I do not see that this engine is an interference engine. If it were an interference engine and you floated your ...
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Newbie question: Cant rise vehicle from front jack point to place jack stands on sides

This is a common issue, and here are various solutions that I have personally implemented to get around this restriction: Build your own ramps. Get pieces of wood that are at least 2x8 (make sure ...
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2015 Honda Fit iVTEC - Shifted into 2nd Gear at Highway Speeds

It's very hard to say what damage, if any, will have occurred. All I can tell you is from my own personal experience. I once went from the red line in 3rd gear with a wide open throttle to 4th at ...
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Running cables from rear camera and parking sensors to car front in a Honda Fit 2015

A common way to run cabling from the back of the car to the front is tucking it under the floor carpet near an edge, where passengers' feet don't frequently stomp. For example you could route it ...
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Ok to leave Honda Jazz without a battery installed?

No, it will not hurt your vehicle. There are other vehicles as you've stated in your excerpt which it might, for the reasons given. Yours is not one of them. There are a couple of caveats: Be aware ...
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How often I need to change the motor oil of the Honda Fit 2008?

ALL newer Honda cars come with an "oil life" measuring system, which tells the driver when to change the oil. This system is better than using a schedule in two ways... It prevents you from changing ...
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No power and door lock is stuck - how to unlock 2009 Honda Fit

My solution to the situation was to completely remove the bottom aero stuff which connects to the bottom of the bumper (goes from wheel well to wheel well, from bumper to the engine cradle area). To ...
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How do I flush out bad smells in my air conditioning?

Bad AC odors are usually related to poor drainage of condensation, which allows mold to grow. There is a small drain hose which allows the condensation to drip out, but this can get clogged up or ...
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Any way to prevent the dome light from being always on

If you remove the switch, there should be three wires going to it - permanent live, switched live, and the one going out to the lamp itself. Disconnect the permanent live, making sure that a) it's not ...
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Honda FIT GP5 vin number

There are a lot of places where you can find the vin number. On the dash board, look through the windshield on the driver side bottom corner. On the driver side rear door pillar right next to the ...
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How often I need to change the motor oil of the Honda Fit 2008?

Your owner's manual should contain a maintenance schedule, or you could have a separate maintenance schedule booklet included with the packet that contains your owner's manual. If you don't have your ...
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Tires for Honda Fit Sport

R15 (15" diameter) Tyres won't fit on R16 (16" diameter) wheels, so to fit those you would need different wheels - and the smaller wheels may not fit over the brakes on your car. A quick search shows ...
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Recommended fuel for Honda Fit Sport 2008

Which country do you live in? The gas station should specify whether they are quoting RON or R+M octane. And which market was the car originally sold for? For example: In the U.S., octane is ...
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Recommended fuel for Honda Fit Sport 2008

You can take a loot at this Q&A about the octane. For your car, I'd say go with whatever the manufacturer says. They say "87+" then 88 will run fine. There are factors other than the octane rating ...
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Honda FIT GP5 vin number

To find the VIN number of your car: When you are standing outside the car, facing it, the VIN number should be on a plate under the glass of the windshield near the lower right corner of the ...
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what happens if I drive without coolant?

Sometimes overtime cars use a small amount of coolant. The first thing you should do is buy coolant and top off and then keep watching it over the next few days and weeks to see if the level goes down ...
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Handlebar Internal Weight Bar too long, but is correct part

Looks like that split ring compresses when the weight bar is pushed in the handle bar which then keeps it in place. Have you tried tapping it in with a rubber mallet or something similar?
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Is the 2008 Honda Fit Rear Left Wheel Alignment Not Adjustable?

To answer your question, there aren't any alignment adjustments possible at the rear of the Honda Fit. Here is the reason why: This picture shows the front and rear suspension on your vehicle. It ...
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No power and door lock is stuck - how to unlock 2009 Honda Fit

The Honda fit should have a key override on the rear hatch as well as the drivers door, I'd try that first before anything else. Getting power to the car is tricky, if there's a trailer plug you ...
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My 2008 Honda Fit can't use synthetic oil

That statement "usually" means that they have not chosen a preferred supplier... I used a top quality fully synthetic oil in a diesel that had a turbo added and it was fine, the engine, did not have ...
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Honda Fit GP1 2013 Engine Oil Burn

Before you look at having any overhaul or similar done at a third party it's worth checking with your local Honda dealership as there is a recall for the Fit GP1 regarding the oil consumption issue. ...
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How to determine if mirrors on Honda Fit are being heated?

Mirror and window heaters will not feel warm to your touch. The heater only heats the glass to slightly above freezing, which is sufficient to melt snow and ice. An empirical test whether or not the ...
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Is it normal for 1st and 2nd gear to feel "rough"

Assuming that the clutch is fully releasing when you press the clutch pedal, the roughness you feel moving into first or second gear indicates the synchromesh for those gears has worn. Shifting ...
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How do I flush out bad smells in my air conditioning?

First, your Civic has a cabin air filter. Check it and change it because it may contain the bad smell. That being said there are two ways to get rid of bad smells that i'm aware of, but neither is ...
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Alternator isn't charging battery properly. Replace or swap regulator only?

This sounds like a regulator fault. I sell these alternators daily, and we cannot get the regulator as a spare part (well, not here in NZ, anyway). The alternator has a feedback terminal to the ECU. ...
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2015 Honda Fit iVTEC - Shifted into 2nd Gear at Highway Speeds

The fundamental premise of an internal combustion engine is "pressure". The event described will have created pressures within the engine, far beyond anything it was ever designed to contain. The ...
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2015 Honda Fit iVTEC - Shifted into 2nd Gear at Highway Speeds

If the car continued to drive normally no damage occurred. Start it up right now with the hood open (it helps to hear noises you would normally would not). What if the cars feels weird? Damage to ...
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2006 Honda Fit loses power after starting, but runs normally when warmed up

Sounds like the cold start portion of the ignition/fuel system is not functioning correctly. The IACV controls air flow at cold start to give enough air because the engine is not warm enough for ...
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Tires for Honda Fit Sport

NO, 15" tyres will not fit on a 16" rim. Suggest you go to a different shop...
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To change viscocity or not

In my opinion, 10w-40 is totally fine for your climate. You can refer to this as a rule of thumb guide. I always lean toward manufacturer spec, but you're temps aren't too extreme either way. I live ...
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