I have a 90 Honda Accord with a manual 5 speed tranny. When I was driving it the other day, it popped out of 5th gear and would not go into 5th again. Then, a few miles later it poped out of 4th gear and will not go back into 4th gear. Now I only have R, 1, 2, 3. What is wrong? Do I need to replace the tranny or is there a simple fix?
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I would check to see if the fluid is low, and replace it with Honda manual transmission fluid first. Honda manual transmissions originally used engine oil, never gear oil, then Honda came out with manual trans fluid. Either would work, but the Honda manual fluid would be better.
On my 1990 Accord Lx I have the same problem. My floor pan has a hole in it some where and my carpet gets wet which gets my computer wet causeing the "S" light to flash and then when my tranny shifts it skips 2nd gear.
Shop one of your pick and pull yards for a tranny. You will diffenatly have to pull it out to fix the gear,unless it is just in the shifter which won't press the shifter fork in the transmission far enough press the 5th gear into mesh(or into gear).
Sounds more like it might be in the gear shifter. Linkage worn or stretched, or a bushing out of the linkage. Take the plastic console off and look at the action of the shifter if it has alot of freeplay when trying to put it into 5th gear I would say, Get a junk yard shifter.
If you go into transmission It has to be pulled out of car to dissassemble it and it really is a job for a transmission specialist. Get a Junk yard tranny and just replace it. They usually give a gaurantee of some sort with the tranny.
possibly due to low trans fluid pressure. the cooler in the radiator
may be plugged. to check, disconnect and bypass cooler with rubber line
& clamps. drive 2-3 miles. shifting OK now? install auxillary
cooler to bypass one in radiator. you can get one at auto-zone $30-$50.
may just need fluid & filter change, but more likely it's the
cooler. when they get plugged, either one, pressure drops alot.