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1991 prelude drivetrain problem

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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  • jweisel Sep 22, 2008

    thanks for your help found out it was a broken axle had it replaced runs fine now

  • ahlandis Dec 31, 2008

    I have a 1992 Prelude with the same problem. I put in a new right side axle in, drove a few blocks and everything was perfect. Then I made a right turn and all of a sudden I had nothing. I shift through the gears and everything looks and feels normal, yet the car doesn't move. No strange noise's or vibrations. It's the strangest thing I've ever seen. I called around and was told that either the axle has popped out of place or the clutch went out. I'm going to go through it today and check it out.

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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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