1987 Acura Legend

Tiny
MMARTIN66
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  • 1987 ACURA LEGEND
Transmission problem
1987 Acura Legend 6 cyl Automatic 215k miles

Im not sure if it is transmission but the car starts no problem. I put the car into reverse and it doesnt move. I put it into drive and it doesnt move. What is the problem?
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Monday, November 9th, 2009 AT 10:21 AM

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Tiny
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Hi mmartin66,

It definitely is transmission problem if you do not have any grinding noise when gears are engaged.

Did you check the transmission fluid level?
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Monday, November 9th, 2009 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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I did check the fluid and its good. Help
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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Try shifting to other gears and see if it works.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 AT 5:45 AM
Tiny
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The car has an automatic transmission. I put the car in reverse and in drive and it doesnt move. Feels like its going into gear but it wont budge.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
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What about 1 2 or D3?
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 AT 10:48 AM
Tiny
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It does not move in any gear. My son says the only movement the car does is goes up and down when I put it in gear.
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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 10:40 PM
Tiny
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With gears in P, release the handbrake and see if you are able to move the vehicle.

If yes, you have a drive axle problem.

If not, too bad, the trans or torque converter is bad.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 11:23 AM
Tiny
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It doesnt budge at all. Im pretty sure its the transmission also. How much does it cost to replace the converter and is it even worth it? Car is in great shape, just 2 little rust spots ( great for living in Hawaii ), new tires and windshield. Air runs great too.
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Monday, November 16th, 2009 AT 11:21 PM
Tiny
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Yes, problem is with the transmission and for the age of the vehicle, it would be difficult to get a used unit. Rebuilding would cost at least 2k.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 1:12 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for all your help.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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You are welcomed and glad to be of service.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 8:55 AM

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