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Gears hard to go in

From park to drive i have to used alot of force ...all that happen after the guy change the water pump .....

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  • mchizzle69 Nov 20, 2008

    have to use force to shift out of park on 1992 honda prelude, from reverse down to gear 1 it used to glide easily, but get stuuck in park, now its hard to shift the gears period

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If the mech raised the engine up at the front to get access to the pump then that may have affected the trans linkage, if it didn't have the problem before the water pump was replaced then it is likely something done the repair caused the issue with the trans shift linkage

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