My 1997 honda accord will not engage. It starts up immediately. I put my foot on the brakes to shift gears, then the accelerator to put in reverse, neutral or drive nothing happens it will not budge. No warning that the tranny might be going out, never jerked or went in reverse or drive only... What do you think the problem is?
Will not shift gears on 1997 Honda Accord
by adee in Denver, CO on April 14, 2011
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by torque wrench on April 14, 2011
First thing check to be sure you have fluid and it is full. you might have had a leak in a hose or line and it is low or gone. If that checks out ok, next be sure the shift lever is moving the shift lever on the transmission. Your shift cable might be bad and even though you are moving the lever inside the car it may not be doing anything on the transmission. If that is ok sorry to tell you but you just really may need a tranny, it will have to go to a shop for diag. Good Luck!!!!
COMMENT by adee on April 15, 2011
Thank you...Fluid is full but dirty...I will have the shift lever check and/or the linkage
It also gets stuck in park but you told me that either adjust or replacing the brake switch will fix that but does that have anything to do with the gears not shifting?
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