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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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what does it mean when the oil level has dropped to a negative number?

Uh oh, looks like you've been buying anti-oil, the kind that registers as negative oil! You better get some normal oil to replace all that negative oil! Just kidding. Do not actually do that, you don'...
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Cannot operate car audio system, Only works in reverse gear

The radio has lost its IGN power input. Either blown fuse or broken connection. So it's getting power from the reverse trigger
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What can be the reason for rough idle after engine oil change on petrol cars?

Check your oil level ... they may have not put enough oil in (or no oil at all) ... or they may have put way too much oil in. These are about the only two things an oil change in and of itself might ...
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Whats the valve clearance measurements for a 2006 Honda fit 1.3L I-DSI (L31A) engine?

I believe you'll find the needed specs here: Service Specifications Clearance (cold) Intake 0.15-0.19 mm (0.006-0.007 in.) Exhaust 0.26-0.30 mm (0.010-0.012 ...
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Is it safe for me to drive home?

You should avoid driving this as it can cause additional damage to the engine. The excess fuel gets "catalyzed" in the catalytic converter and that can literally melt it. A new cat is expensive! It ...
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Cooling system problem (Car gauge always at cold) 2006 Honda fit 1.3L IDSI

This is most definitely a sensor issue. I state that because of the drop in the graph. It looks as though the engine comes up to temperature, then the sensor stops putting out the correct temp reading....
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2007 Honda Fit Sport P0420

The upstream O2 sensor should rapidly change between 0 and 0.5 volts. The downstream should hover at about 0.5V constantly. I have seen this issue with a relative's 2009 Fit Sport. Unless you live ...
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Leaks along exhaust system?

Yes, it absolutely happens, both the pin holes as well as a "cat-back replacement". The pin holes get caused when water from the exhaust settles at the bottom of the exhaust pipe and causes ...
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How do you perform the TPMS relearn procedure for Honda?

There are two ways to do the relearn on the Fit. With a tool like https://store.snapon.com/TPMS-Testers-Tool-Tire-Pressure-Sensor-System-P649963.aspx or with a scantool that supports TPMS module bi ...
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How to determine if mirrors on Honda Fit are being heated?

In response to the suggestions given here, I was going to throw some snow on the mirror face and see if it melted. Tonight, however, the weather cooperated and coated the mirror with freezing rain. ...
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Un-"Fit" for airbag diagnosis

The answer to this question is, that when there is an accident with airbag deployment, the airbag computer has a "flag" (for lack of a better word) in it which has to be reset. Until you get it reset, ...
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Honda Fit gd 1 cvt suddenly won't accelerate, after how many seconds turns back to normal

Check the level and condition of the CVT fluid, and consider replacing it. I believe the transmission has a breather pipe and I wonder if it might be possible for water to enter. The GD1's CVT has an ...
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