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Honda prelude gearbox

I have a 2.2 vti 1999 prelude. noticed the gear change was feeling as though it didnt want to slip into gear. i drove about a mile then stoped. as i started the car again i went to select reverse, as i did it made some kind of noise and then after i couldnt select any gear. does any 1 have any ideas?

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Hi there. Although the Dealer has changed the oil, did they do a 'Stall Test' whilst the gearbox was cold and again when at normal running temperture? If not, that's what they must do firstly. This will identify whether you have a slipping clutch/s. The Honda autobox also includes what is known as accumulators - these control how each clutch is engaged during acceleration. For example, if you are accelerating slighly/smoothly, you want each gear to be engaged gently and smoothly, whereas, when accelerating hard, you need the gear engaged quickly and hard to aviod clutch slippage. Thus, the fact that you are experiencing a hard engagement might mean that an accumulator/s is seized. If that's the case, it will mean that the autobox will need stripping, cleaning and be checked for worn components. Hope this helps, Scottech.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: gearbox feels like it slips.

You indicated 1st gear. Is this a manual or automatic - as you didn't state that.

What do you mean by "it feels like its going to fall out"? What are the symptoms?

Have you check the level of transmission fluid?

Can the transmission be serviced or is it one of thos "life-time fills"? If it can be serviced and its an automatic, the first thing I would do is check the level of fluid. If its a manual transmission, I would do the same thing, but it would most likely be the clutch or throw-out bearing.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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