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    86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Hi i have a 86 honda accord lxi, and today it just messed up on me while at work. It drove fine this morning, but now it will start and everything, it goes into gear but just wont move... what could this be????



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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by lexanbobby View Post
    Hi i have a 86 honda accord lxi, and today it just messed up on me while at work. It drove fine this morning, but now it will start and everything, it goes into gear but just wont move... what could this be????
    Is it stick or auto?

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    its stick....

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Ok when you put it into gear does the car feel like it's trying to move? Does the Car Rev like if it were in Neutral?
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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    does it go into gear like normally?
    or does it feel really loose?

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Could be the clutch?

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    it goes into gear normally, the clutch was real tight, i adjusted it, and same difference, i can put the car on any gear and it will just idle there with me even getting out of the car, it will not stall or move. any ideas??????????

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by lexanbobby View Post
    it goes into gear normally, the clutch was real tight, i adjusted it, and same difference, i can put the car on any gear and it will just idle there with me even getting out of the car, it will not stall or move. any ideas??????????
    so your saying you put it into gear and pull out the clutch and nothing happens?

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    exactly, it doesnt turn off or go lol its real weird

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    When and how did this start? I can't think of many things wrong that wouldn't have given you a lot of warning ahead of time. Has the shifting been acting strange?
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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    the only thing it has done is sometimes on 3rd gear it hesitates to catch, other than that its been fine

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    you didn't have a big puddle of oil recently did you? the inboard cv joints can pop out just a little and the splines won't catch and the car sits there. this happens more often with worn out motor mounts.

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    it doesnt really leak anything other than a lil power steering, theres a lil hole in the hose, but no oil leaks...

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by lexanbobby View Post
    it doesnt really leak anything other than a lil power steering, theres a lil hole in the hose, but no oil leaks...
    check to make sure both of the inboard cv joints are pushed all the way into the transmission

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    shouldn't the car stall if the car aint moving? kinda find it wierd to stay on without stalling.

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    thats what were trying to figure out on another forum it said it might be the clutch fork broken, so its stuck in nuetral??? idk i have to have my brother check tomarrow, im just trying to get all ideas i can to help figure it out

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    I'd be looking for a broken CV axle or something gone horribly wrong inside the transmission. Possibly a clutch disk that's stripped out. Those would all have made a lot of noise going. Did you loan the car to your rowdy friends recently? Are your UTI buddies pulling a fast one? It's possible the clutch cable has gotten hung up somehow, but that's a long shot. Let us know when you eventually find out.
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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    I'd be looking for a broken CV axle or something gone horribly wrong inside the transmission. Possibly a clutch disk that's stripped out. Those would all have made a lot of noise going. Did you loan the car to your rowdy friends recently? Are your UTI buddies pulling a fast one? It's possible the clutch cable has gotten hung up somehow, but that's a long shot. Let us know when you eventually find out.
    that cv axle has to pop out just a little bit, and the car will sit there, remember this is a conventional differential, so power is being transferred to the side of the diff with no friction, if the metal axle clip on the end of that axle broke, it will pop right out

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    dont know if this helps i was driving, i went from first, to second, to third, and then fourth didnt work so i coasted in a parking lot and thats when i tried it all, so does that narrow it down??? there was no noise or anything sounding like if anything broke or fell apart....

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by lexanbobby View Post
    dont know if this helps i was driving, i went from first, to second, to third, and then fourth didnt work so i coasted in a parking lot and thats when i tried it all, so does that narrow it down??? there was no noise or anything sounding like if anything broke or fell apart....
    have you even looked at those cv joints to see if they have partly come loose from the transmission? this is exactly what they will do.

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    will check it out tomarrow car is at my moms, so ill be goin over after work, will keep posted

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    It was the clutch. got a new clutch kit n flywheel n took the stupid mechanic Two Weeks ro finish the job. NEVER hire dan the honda tech in peoria az

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Pics of old clutch.
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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Pics of old clutch.
    Let's see 'em.

    Same thing happened to me recently - really hard to get into gear, had to shove it, and about half a mile further the clutch gave out. Speaking of which, how hard to do is this job yourself? I was told you have to pull the transmission by one guy and that you didn't by another. Just wondering.

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    Re: 86 accord starts up, and goes into gear but wont move

    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
    Let's see 'em.

    Same thing happened to me recently - really hard to get into gear, had to shove it, and about half a mile further the clutch gave out. Speaking of which, how hard to do is this job yourself? I was told you have to pull the transmission by one guy and that you didn't by another. Just wondering.
    I do not see a way to replace the clutch without removing the transmission. But it is not an impossible job; I did it on my 5G civic with a Daikin clutch kit

    http://www.clutchcityonline.com/

    REplace also the flywheel or get it resurfaced (it costs the same) but you will need to somehow transfer the timing marks from the old to the new flywheel.

    I suggest get help with removal and transmission install.
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