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  1. Snapped an Axel. Repair manual has many steps. First thought please, Can i do this at home??

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Thanks yall. Yes the break is under the damper, on the passenger side. Water must have collected here. Speaking of dampers, the picture of the axel on RockAuto doesn't show any damper. The reason I'm thinking of doing a front overhaul, is that I know my front rotors are bad. I think I...
  2. Snapped an Axel. Repair manual has many steps. First thought please, Can i do this at home??

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey folks. My G1 snapped an axel. Rockauto still has a couple for for $55 each. Called a CV half shaft assembly. My first question is.... as the repair manual has many steps associated with the construction of the drive shaft..... when I get the new shaft... wont many of these steps be...
  3. Tip if you have MT with bad 2nd gear synchro

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello. Thanks for the warning about damage to 1st gear synchro and the rev matching tips. I spoke too soon about the trick working everytime... it only works if im under about 25 mph. I tried to go into a corner at like 35 mph, and downshift to 2nd so I could come out of the turn with nice...
  4. Tip if you have MT with bad 2nd gear synchro

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey folks. I discovered a trick to keep my transmission from grinding when I downshift into 2nd gear. It would grind pretty bad if I needed to downshift from 3rd to 2nd. Even if I would try and double clutch... which seems harder to do on my insight than on my truck, bc I think with a small...
  5. If IMA and no charge/assist, will 144v battery eventually die?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey Folks. My battery is ailing. I threw a 1447 and 1449. After clearing codes, the 1449 only came back. I think its the 1449 that studies battery capacity. I pulled the negative battery cable, after resetting the system, the car functioned normally for 10 minutes. The 144v battery clearly...
  6. Suspension repair, control arms and shocks

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Thank you. Hopefully i can get the castle nut off in the first place. my wrench is only a foot long. Why do you recommend the original honda castle nut? I think thats not an option for me. The old control arm has a 19mm nut, but my new arm is bigger, must be a 20mm bc just slightly...
  7. Suspension repair, control arms and shocks

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey yall. I got my new control arms. Has anyone changed their own control arms before? So the arm has a ball joint on it, in order to remove the arm and ball joint, the manual says to do things in order to make space for the special honda ball joint removal tool. It wants me to take off the...
  8. IMA Battery problem diagnosis help

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Btw, theres probably nothing wrong with your brakes. The car manual says, if the parking break is released, that brake light means your fluid is low. Probably neither is the case, but the break light is on bc your red battery light is on. Be careful not getting stuck if your driving around...
  9. IMA Battery problem diagnosis help

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    It aint much more money for the simple discharger kit. Just remember, when saving money by buying the simple discharger with the lightbulbs vs. their advanced model that discharges automatically, with automatic discharge shutoff , youre saving money bc you are taking the responsibility to...
  10. Suspension repair, control arms and shocks

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Thank you. Hey im in maryland close to you. I think I will buy new parts. I think I found a source thats affordable. tempting, let you know if I change my mind. cheers
  11. Suspension repair, control arms and shocks

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello folks. 2000 5 speed insight, 300k miles. Inspection found that the front control arms had bad bushings, and bad rear shocks. I think Maryland has pretty strict inspection, but you only have to do safety inspection when you buy or sell the car. Also one of my stablizer bars is loose. I...
  12. New Owner. Ima light and code p1445

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hey guys great News!!! First 2 questions please... 1) How do the black connectors pictured in Eckys post work?? is there a tiny button that makes the black plastic slip off the metal?? 2) do yall like the Hybrid Automotive Prolong charger better than a Maxx charger?? sry for being lazy i...
  13. New Owner. Ima light and code p1445

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello. Thank you all for the links and info. I bought the base level pocket scanner which read a 1445 code. I havent had time to look at the bypass contactor or wiring. I've just been watching videos, I want to know about the hybrid system. WeberAuto is a great youtube channel if yall...
  14. New Owner. Ima light and code p1445

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hello Folks. New Insight owner here. 2000 model, 5 speed, 300k miles I'm really kicking myself for delaying a few days to do inspection as the car was well maintained and working well when I bought it. My immediate problem is I need to pass Maryland inspection and it will not pass if the...
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