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  1. 2002 CVT rebuild

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2002 Insight with 212k miles. The transmission works well, however there is a whine while in gear. It is louder when in forward but still noticeably when in reverse. The whine is not present while in Park or Neutral. I did a lot of research on this forum about the bearing in...
  2. Possible Intermediate Shaft Bearing Failure?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I have a 2000 Honda Insight with 170,000 miles on it and a five-speed manual, my wife's daily driver. Two days ago it began to develop a harsh scraping sound, like disc brakes make when a car starts rolling after it has been sitting in a rainy environment for a few weeks, when the car is in...
  3. terrible noises, vibration: bearing? more?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Which bearing might this be? If it's a complex repair at the shop, should they preventatively fix anything else at the same time? Also, how long is it OK to drive with this? at 147,000, I just started hearing / feeling thumping & similar noises & vibration. I went away sometimes, now it's...
  4. Engine Rebuild (bottom end)?

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I bought my wife a 2001 Honda Insight (CVT) with 117K miles this summer. I drove it a lot the first few weeks, like a new toy, maxing out the gas mileage (60 was my best tank, 47.1 is the lifetime ave, 51 is pretty typical w/o too much care). When I turned it back over to her as her full-time...