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#34 of 90 Busted auto/trans mount due to flywheel replacement?
Jan 09, 2008 (2:49 pm)
My Honda 2002 Honda Insight has 116,000 miles on it. When fixing a judder problem they needed to replace my flywheel. As I drove home from that repair I felt a bumping feeling and later on the freeway there's been an intermittent juddering feeling at higher speeds (the recent judder problem was regarding juddering from idle to acceleration). My Honda dealer says this recent problem is due to busted transmission and engine mounts. I have a lot of miles on my car, but it's strange that the bumping etc. started when I left the last repair. Could they have busted these mounts when replacing the flywheel? Do they have to take out the engine to replace the flywheel?
#35 of 90 Climate Heat Control
Jun 19, 2008 (6:54 am)
In cold weather, the heater has failed to produce any heat for at least a half an hour. After that it often works, but not often enough. Has anyone else had this problem and/or know the solution. Would love to have an idea before I approach the Honda Service shop.
#36 of 90 reset maint light
Jul 12, 2008 (7:27 am)
I am a new owner of a 2002 insight. Does any one know how to to reset the maint. required light? The car has 66K and I just changed the oil and ck all fluids.
#37 of 90 Re: reset maint light [airdog3]
Jul 12, 2008 (7:02 pm)
If you got the Owner's Manual with the car, it's on page 59:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Press and hold the trip button in the instrument panel, then turn the ignition switch ON (II).
3. Hold the button until the indicator resets (approximately ten seconds).
#38 of 90 Re: Insight leaks into passenger seat belt! driver mirror question [jbinsight]
Jul 30, 2008 (11:39 am)
My '03 Insight has a water leak too! I've determined that the water is coming from the passenger side quarter interior trim panel (just below the pass side rear glass). The water ends up on the right side of the hatch's floor, under the trunk carpet. The passenger side seatbelt gets wet (water travels to where the belt winds up near the floor).
Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any fixes known?
#39 of 90 Re: Water leak in hatch area [plambo]
Jul 30, 2008 (11:49 am)
Did you ever get any answers on your water leak problem? Mine's doing it too!
#40 of 90 Re: Water leak in hatch area [ianu]
Jul 31, 2008 (4:32 am)
After taking it to several places (including a dealer) I found a small repair shop guy who told me the back hatch was not closing properly. We discovered the car had been in an accident (which I did nor know when I bought it) and had had the rear hatch window replaced. Anyway, he removed the entire hatch and re-welded the hinges so now the hatch closes more tightly. Its still not perfect but the leak is now very minimal! He only charged me $250 which I felt was a bargain since no one else could do anything at any price.
#41 of 90 Re: Water leak in hatch area [plambo]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:38 pm)
hi all...just thought I'd close my water leaking chapter on my 2001 honda insight. Long story short, if you see my previous post you will see my problem started with a bad windshield replacement. After 2 different body shop repairs my leak is fixed. My leak was coming into the seat belt areas from 3 places, above the door under the side moldings and a little bit in around the antenna. FYI if you ever have a windshield replaced do it at honda, they should understand that when the side moldings go back on they have to go back on in a very specific way, if not done exactly to spec with each of the clips on in place it leaves gaps where water can enter the body and channel into the seat belt area. To properly diagnose they removed the interior head liner and tested the entire roof for leaks, thats how they found the additional small one from the antenna.
#42 of 90 Re: new ima only allows 45 mpg now [ulyses]
Aug 21, 2008 (11:48 am)
How did you get this as a warranty repair with 120000 miles? My warranty reads 8/80000 unless I'm missing something? I'm asking because my IMA light just came on at 134,000 on my 2000 Insight and my mileage has dropped from 65 to 60 - so I've been anticipating the worst.
#43 of 90 testing EGR valve
Aug 28, 2008 (1:29 pm)
I have a 2000 insight with 96,000 miles and the car has been bucking while trying to maintain constant speed. Doesn't buck on eccel or decel. Also, the MPG have dropped to 40-43MPG (used to be 60-65). Was told probably the EGR valve. Removed the valve but don't know how to test it. hooked it up to the connector and ran the engine at different throttle positions and it doesn't open or move. Anyone know how to test these EGR valves?