Engine runs will not go into gear and brake does not work
I can start the engine and it runs great. when i try to put it into gear nothing happens. no forward no reverse. It does sound different when i let out the clutch as opposed to when the clutch is depressed but still no movement. It worked fine two months ago when it was last used. Nothing changed except it was not used for two months
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What often happens is the switch on the brake pedal gets knocked around by the driver's feet. This switch is suppose to be a safety switch to insure that your foot is on the brake pedal before it lets the starter work. On some models another safety switch is on the gear shift to insure that the vehicle is in Park or Neutral. If your vehicle is a stick-shift they sometimes put the switch on the clutch lever to make sure you do not try to start the car in gear.
I need more info - does the engine make any sound when you try to start it - does it turn over or does nothing happen?
If there is a clunking sound from the bottom of the engine then it may be your starter motor is stuck. If this is the case then put the vehicle in gear (make sure you are on a flat/level road surface) and release the hand brake. Rock the car forwards and backwards from the front five or six times and then reapply the hand brake, and after putting it in neutral, try to start it again. If it starts then the starter motor 'Bendix' drive is getting worn or dirty and is in need of a clean or replacement.
If there isn't a clunking sound to start with then let me know more detail of what happens when your try to start the engine. Such as any sounds or clicks etc. coming from the car.
check and be sure there is no oil leaking from the engine on the belts and the belts are not oily. inspect the drive belts. as they get older they crack and stretch and don't work as the should. replace the belts as you said it is a older machine. there is nothing wrong with a older machine they just need attention every now and then.
Put trans in neutral if trans is a gear drive and see if mower can be pushed, if it can you can push rule out stuck brake. If you have a hydrostatic trans you can put trans in bypass and push to see if brake is stuck. Remove drive belt at engine or at trans and try the cluch, if motor stays running there is a trans problem.
Sounds like your clutch is stuck on [not disengaging when you pull the leaver]This can happen over a long storage-no use period.To fix put the bike in 3rd gear and start the engine with the clutch lever pressed[caution the bike will want to surge forward so keep your foot on the brake]Make shure to have the engine up to normal running temperature before you try this fix.the engine firing along with the brake pulled will release the sticking clutch plates.This will work!!!
The following test is very dangerous. Do not try this if you are going to let the brake go at anytime. YOU MUST HOLD THE BRAKE DOWN WITH YOUR LEFT FOOT 100% OF THE TIME.
OK. Open the hood and turn on the car. Have an assistant stand to the SIDE OF THE ENGINE NOT IN FRONT OF THE CAR. Next, put your foot firmly on the brake with one foot and your second foot on the gas simultaneaouly. Put in gear iff the brake is all the way down. now torque the motor by slowly giving it gas, while you brake NEVER IS UNDONE. Your assitant is looking at you engine to see if it is moving forward and backward erratically. Now torque in reverse gear.
Hold the brake 100% of the time. With the seond foot torque (giving gas) in reverse. You assistant is looking to see if the engine moves erratically.
It sounds like you have a broken engine mount. If a Toyota, there is a "dogbone" looking mount on top of the engine in front of the passenger in the engine compartment. Notice it does not happen when you run lightly, but it noisey when torqued.
sounds like a your tie rod ends or ball joints are bad. as far as it turning off in gear means that the fuel injection is screwed up which means its a gas problem which is a intake problem with wrong fuel mixture or even a vacuum leak.
prolly a hydraulic problem master os slave cylinder leak ck your fluid takes dot 3 brake fluid , also you can put in gear hold the pedal down usually if the fiber substance is gone from the clutch disk the car will not move while cranking if the car moved then its a hydraulic problem , note to self try this with nothing in front of the car it might start up in gear if that happens you will have to immediately turn the engine key off , if the fiber is gone while running you can put trans into any gear while running without pedal inguaged , hope this helps