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1995 Honda Accord won't turn over.

Grandson's friend had the car in neutral and revved it up - then popped it into drive. The car died and won't turn over now. Any ideas?

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  • dmccalip Oct 04, 2008

    I don't understand what you mean 'the engine got stuck with the transmission now'. Can you elaborate some? Thank you.

  • dmccalip Oct 04, 2008

    Thank you so much for your help. We will try your suggestions, and hopefully, get the car running again.



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I'm assuming that because you said 'popped it into drive' that the car has an automatic transmission. I'm also assuming that when you say, 'won't turn over,' you mean that the engine will not rotate at all. I don't see how an automatic transmission can get 'stuck' with the engine. Yes, it is possible that the transmission can seize, especially an automatic, but it won't affect the engine.

A few troubleshooting steps:

First, when you say won't turn over, do you hear a click from the starter engaging?

If not, have you checked the battery? try jumping.

Next, using a wrench, try manually rotating the engine from the crank pully, (you may need to have the car on ramps to do this.) If the engine does turn, remove the oil filler cap, and with someone assisting, have them rotate the engine with the wrench and check to see if there is any movement within the valve cover. (you should see the valve springs or cam rockers moving) If they don't move, then your timing belt is broken (uncommon from this kind of action). If you are unable to rotate the engine at all, you have a much more serious problem, that most likely was not caused by 'popping' the car into drive.

In an automatic, you do not have a direct connection to the engine, rather a 'torque converter' (a fluid connection) is used to allow the transmission to have some lag.

If you checked all of the above and everything checks out, that leaves only the electrical to be checked. Unfortunately, unless you have sufficient knowledge in electronics and electrical testing, you may need to have a mechanic or dealer look at the vehicle.

This seems to be an unrelated problem from what your grandsons friend did. Shifting into drive while revving the engine can only damage the transmission. Usually this results in slipping as the clutch bands ware out from extreme friction caused by the unusally fast rotation that they must control.

Hope this helps.

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  • Art Grutman Oct 04, 2008


    If you don't hear a click from the starter, your starter may have failed, or your starter solenoid may have failed and is not allowing the starter to engage to the flywheel to rotate the engine.

  • Art Grutman Oct 04, 2008


    If the transmission is stuck in drive, it is possible that the "position indicator" is prohibiting the starter from engaging. This can be tested by manually adjusting the position indicator to the park position.

    I don't feel that this could be the issue since you indicated that the car was running, then died on it own. I can understand if the car ran, but after the engine was turned off would not start again.


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I think he could have damaged the transmission and the engine got stuck with the transmission now.

tnx 4 using fixya,


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  • francis rivero Oct 04, 2008

    at high RPM, the engine would engage with the transmission as guy popped it in drive, and since the transmission is forced to run at a high speed then the engine was not able to turn it since it is revving up too fast, then they could have stick together and now the engine died and you can not tun it over anymore.

    tnx again,




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