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#154 of 263 2007-08 Honda Fit Coolant Reservoir Tank Question
Jan 18, 2010 (8:59 am)
Hi all, I just came back from the dealership and did the coolant service for my 2007 Honda Fit Sport 5sp man which just hit 101,866 miles. The service was supposed to be at 105k miles but I did it earlier since I noticed from visual inspection the reservoir tank looked empty.
After the service, I checked the reservoir tank again (unscrewed the cap) and it looked below min level. I also opened the radiator cap area and I can not see any visible coolant.
Honda's manual states "The coolant level should be up to
the base of the filler neck. Add coolant if it is low."
A question for the same gen Fit owners - The radiator cap area is connected to the radiator via a hose. Am I still supposed to fill coolant up to the radiator cap level?
Thanks in advance.
#155 of 263 Help with CC and Sport Feature
Jan 20, 2010 (12:49 pm)
I noticed last week that my cruise control and the sport feature doen't work on my fit. The lights for CC doesn't turn on at all. When I put the gear to
S, the sports feature doesn;t show up and it drive like in D mode. Anyone have such problem? The horn and emergency lights work. Thinking it might be a switch problem?
#156 of 263 Re: How to remove rear wiper blade? [kagedude]
Feb 12, 2010 (1:50 pm)
I'm sure you've figured it out by now but I thought I'd pipe in... Trico makes the special rear blade for the Honda Fit, its called 'Trico Exact Fit Rear Integral Blade'. You can get them online. The removal and replacement instructions are right on the package. Hope this helps.
#157 of 263 Replacement Wiper Blades on Honda Fit - No Dealer Required!
Feb 12, 2010 (1:51 pm)
Honda did a pretty good job trying to get you back to the dealer for wipers...
The Honda Fitís 14" passenger side and 28Ē driver side replacement windshield wiper blades are very hard to find in the newer-style beam blades. The 12" rear is also very hard to find because itís a special rear blade that fits the special rear arm.
After a ton of research, I found an aftermarket set-up that works: 'Trico NeoForm Beam Blades' on the front (yes, they have a 14" & 28Ē) and 'Trico Exact Fit Rear Integral Blade' for the rear (yes, it fits the special rear arm and looks like the original). All of the above come with step-by-step, illustrated removal and replacement instructions - easy install. Got the whole set-up online.
#158 of 263 Re: 2007-08 Honda Fit Coolant Reservoir Tank Question [kagedude]
Dec 29, 2010 (6:31 pm)
Use Honda coolant. Fill the plastic coolant tank to the upper of the two horizontal lines on the tank. The space above the top line allows the coolant to expand when the engine gets warm. When the engine cools, it will suck some of the coolant out of the tank and into the radiator. After driving the car a couple times (where the engine gets good and warm from driving), and then has a chance to cool to ambient temperature, check / refill the coolant level in the tank to the top line.
#159 of 263 Re: Water leak at both rear seatbelt lugs [marcomm]
Dec 30, 2010 (6:48 pm)
I have puddles under my two back seats and the area in front of the driver's seat. Did you ever get any word on where the leak came from?
#160 of 263 ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter
Mar 09, 2011 (3:20 pm)
..can anyone help me ..where is the cabin /dust filter and how do I change it...thank you to anyone with a helping hand...
#161 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [svofan2]
Mar 09, 2011 (6:48 pm)
I found the info below (many months ago) from a web page that no longer exists (http://www.puravent.co.uk/filters/dispfilter.pl?id=47). I followed the info to locate and remove my daughter's Fit cabin filter, but I decided not to replace it yet since it still looked fine. The web page actually was about a Honda Civic, but it applied well to the Fit.
Fitting Stage 1:-
Open the glove box. Disengage the catches that restrict the opening of the glove box. The glove box should now open completely and hang down on its hinges. Look through glove box aperture and locate the plastic filter housing.
Fitting Stage 2:-
On the front on the housing (bottom front edge) is a small clip Pull the clip upwards and remove the cover. Pull the (first) right hand filter carrier out, then slide the left hand tray into the open space and pull that out also.
Fitting Stage 3:-
You may find some flat plastic panels in the base of the carrier. Remove these with a stanley knife just leaving the grid to sit the pollen fitlers on.
Fitting Stage 4:-
Insert the new filters ensuring that the air flow arrows point upwards (same as mark on carrier). Insert one at a time into the housing. Refit the cover to the housing, and close the glove box ensuring the catches are re-engaged to limit opening.
#163 of 263 Re: ..Fit 2008..cabin/dust filter [jfehribach]
Mar 10, 2011 (10:12 pm)
Thank you very much for your help..it is really appreciated...