THE GEARS GET STUCK WHEN I TRY TO SHIFT THEM

  • Tiny
  • mmatador
  • 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

Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Auto or manual transmission?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:00 PM
  • Tiny
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Its an auto transmission KHLow2008

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:05 PM
  • Tiny
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Its an auto transmission

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:33 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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What happens when you try to put it into drive or neutral?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:45 PM
  • Tiny
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It drives fine its just the gears that stick with I shift them

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:48 PM
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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?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:53 PM
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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

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 6:59 PM
  • Tiny
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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?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM
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The gears remains stuck in whatever gear I engage it

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 9:12 PM
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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.

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM

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