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98 Prelude will not not go into gear???

A couple of mos. in the middle of driving my car would not go into gear. I pulled over and had to get it towed. 2 places looked at it and told me nothing was wrong with it. It still does it every couple of days. If I turn the car off then put it in gear then it works. I just have to do that everytime I stop. Usually when I get going in the car it drives fine. Its just getting the stick to go into gear in the beginning. Im taking it to an expensive place to get it looked at and just want to have some ideas before I go in

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Needs shift interlock repaired or replaced press firmly on brake pedal when taking out of park

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My shifter handle goes all the way down but only hit N dose not go Drive or 3 2 1 gears

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the towing procedures will, be in the user manual
depending on the trailer weight( less than 1 ton) it is permissible to tow in over drive and for a trailer without load levelling ( stabilizer bars ) 100 klms would be an ideal speed
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many modern cars have the voltage regulator as part of the ECM so when replacing an alternator , any touching or arcing or disconnecting the battery could cause a problem in the ECM
what you describe is the system is in limp mode and that is generated by either engine or transmission problems that activate when either or both are in a position to cost money to repair and are preventable
So yes , incorrect towing procedure could activate the limp mode from the TCM in the transmission
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if there are no codes , reset the system and run the vehicle around the block and then read the codes again
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as an after though here , in my country, such tow operations no longer exist as modern vehicles can no longer be towed in this manner because of the safety collapsible panels in the front and rear , so all vehicle recovery is done by tilt tray trucks Where you are and it should happen again to you or friends , always insist on a tilt tray truck operator

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