1991 honda prelude manual trans car will not move in gear shift thru gears speedometer moves when releasing clutch does not make grinding sound or anything acts like it is in neutral could it be cv joint spline bad
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Re: 1991 prelude drivetrain problem
Wow, that's weird! If the speedometer is moving, but you aren't, then yes, something in the axle is not connected to the wheel. Were there any weird noises or symptoms before this happened? Either the cv joint is completely shot (u should have heard noise when turning a long time before this) or the spline could be stripped, but that is something I haven't heard of. If the clutch was shot, the engine would rev, but speedo is connected to transmission, so the speedo would not work if the clutch didn't. Let me know if anything was going on before this happened, I have a 91 Prelude (2nd since 1994, love it). countrycurt0
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Eric, how are you confirming whether or not the car goes into gear if you shift gears without the engine running? One way would be to put it in 1st and see if you can push the car. If you can't, it is in gear.
Another option is to roll the car slightly forward or backward (engine off) while trying to put the car in gear. Once it is in gear, then the car shouldn't move any further. However, if it goes into gear, DO NOT start the car without taking it back out of gear.
The clutch is much more likely to be the problem than the transmission.
If the clutch fluid ever ran dry, then the clutch hydraulics will need to be bled of air. Otherwise, the problem could be the clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder or throwout bearing. Since you didn't report the clutch slipping (e.g. engine revving without accelerating when in gear) it is likely not the clutch disks themselves.
clutch adjustment or a problem in the trans i believe it's a fluid clutch and may have air in system do other gears seem easy or do they get harder to shift as you move thru the shift pattern possibly shifted into a wrong gear when trying to move into 5th may be an alignment issue
Have you just replaced the clutch? Taken out the transaxle, and put it back in? Are you sure transmission was in good condition before this? If so, review your procedure carefully to be sure you got it all back right. Watch the slave cylinder while someone depresses clutch. You should see the little plunger move slightly out and move the clutch lever back. The lever moves the release bearing inside bell housing into contact with the pressure plate. If slave cylinder doesn't move at all, try bleeding again. The plunger has to move when clutch is engaged. I'm not sure what you mean by "will shift but won't go into gear". You mean it's actually going into a gear position and car won't move? Or it won't go into any gear, period. As if you had no clutch?
When you said without clutch I'm assuming you mean w/out clutch pedal pressed down. Assuming that, and you have the trans in gear with foot off clutch pedal, and vehicle will not move then it sounds like the clutch disc or pressure plate is worn out. These parts wear out just like brake pads or even the bottom of your shoes. Once it's done they have to be replaced.
The clutch could be way out of adjustment, the clutch could be completeley worn out, There is no connection between the engine and trans, meaning the input shaft is broken. A drivesahft could be broken (this usually makes a lot of noise when the clutch is let out) Hope that helps narrow it down, really hard to say without see the car.
if you drive the car with the shifter in d1 and while driving down the road move the shifter to up shift the foward gears individually if the rpms drop every time you up shift you know your trans shifted if this allows you to go through all gears you have an ecu problem if the car still doesnt shift you have a trans problem and would need to take the car to a transmission shop
prolly a hydraulic problem master os slave cylinder leak ck your fluid takes dot 3 brake fluid , also you can put in gear hold the pedal down usually if the fiber substance is gone from the clutch disk the car will not move while cranking if the car moved then its a hydraulic problem , note to self try this with nothing in front of the car it might start up in gear if that happens you will have to immediately turn the engine key off , if the fiber is gone while running you can put trans into any gear while running without pedal inguaged , hope this helps