Mechanics

THE GEARS GET STUCK WHEN I TRY TO SHIFT THEM

1997 Honda Accord • 120 miles

When I put my car in reverse and try to put in to drive I have turn it off completely to shift it into the drive gear
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Mmatador
September 28, 2012.



Auto or manual transmission?

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
Its an auto transmission KHLow2008

Tiny
Mmatador
Sep 28, 2012.
Its an auto transmission

Tiny
Mmatador
Sep 28, 2012.
What happens when you try to put it into drive or neutral?

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
It drives fine its just the gears that stick with I shift them

Tiny
Mmatador
Sep 28, 2012.
What do you mean by stick? You mean you are not able to move the shifter and if engine is off, you can do it?

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
Stick as in once its in drive or reverse I can't shift it into another gear until I turn the engine off and start the car up again

Tiny
Mmatador
Sep 28, 2012.
I am trying to understand your problem but you are not helping.

Do you mean to say the shift lever works but the gears remains stuck in whatever gears you have engaged?
Or the shift lever cannot be moved?

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.
The gears remains stuck in whatever gear I engage it

Tiny
Mmatador
Sep 28, 2012.
The transmission has gone into limp mode and when this occurs, trouble codes would be triggerred. You need a scan to retrieve the trouble codes and proceed from there. The D4 light would most probably be blinking while you are driving.

KHLow2008
Sep 28, 2012.