1990 HONDA PRELUDE HONDA PRELUDE

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  • jerryes50
  • 1990 Honda Prelude

Engine Mechanical problem
1990 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 250000 miles

the car starts and runs, however when I put the car in drive it goes dead. I will continue to run in reverse and neutral but when it is put in drive it goes dead. What would cause this to happen?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 12:02 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi jerryes50,

What is the idling speed?

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:19 AM
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:26 AM
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Idling speed is higher than specified but that is not the reason for the engine to stall.

Seems the trans is binding causing the problem.

Are you able to move in reverse?

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:50 AM
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Yes it will go in drive and reverse.I beleive that the problem is the motor & transmission mount. There is a bad jerk when you go into drive. It shifts fine

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:53 AM
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The engine stalling in forward gears should not be affected by the engine mounts unless the jerks is causing something to be tugged and stalling the engine.

A bad jerk when shifting can be caused by bad engine mounts, especially the one at rear of engine.

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:59 AM
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Thanks for all your replies. Yeah that is what I think is happening it tuggs something when it goes into drive and the engine stalls. Because if you do it really fast and press on the gas the engine will not stall and you can drive.

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 11:04 AM
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Seems it could be a fault with the idling system if it does not stall when you quickly accelerate.

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 11:52 AM
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Thanks again for all your help. Have a great day

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 11:55 AM

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