I was driving down the road and all was fine until I went to shift from 5th to 4th gear. I could not get it out of 5th. I pulled to the side of the road, and shut the car off. At that time I was able to shift through all the gears. The car would not start in gear and clutch pressed with out making a loud grinding noise. I put the car in neutral and it started just fine but I could not shift into any gear. Once I got the car rolling I could forcefully shift gears as long as I never stopped. Its almost like a clutch cable broke(on the old cars). Any suggestions?
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sound to me like a basic sloppy shifter, did you inspect the shifter and all parts associated? usually the synco dont stop shifts, only causes grinding unless, it is shattered. (rare that) it only matches speeds, so if cracked in half , you can shift by double shifting , like racers and truckers did for years, "crash boxes" RTM http://hondatech.info/downloads/Auto/Manuals/Civic/
Honda did have a problem with some of their 5 speed manuals. 5th gear bounces out after you have shifted or when you accelerate ?
Either the snchros are bad and are not allowing the gears to seat, or a gear is bad.
You will have to find a qualified reliable auto center to do the repairs.
Please let me know what you find.
If the clutch has never been changed most likely it is that. The way you can check it is by removing the transmission and looking at the clutch disc. It could be transmission syncros but I am willing to bet you just need a new clutch.