1996 HONDA PRELUDE HARD TO SHIFT GEARS

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  • bugeyedbooger
  • 1996 Honda Prelude

Transmission problem
1996 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 161000 miles

I haven't drove my car in about 3 months. Its cold weather now and aroun 30-40 degrees. I went to drive it and push the clutch down and it felt real spongy and it did not want to go into gear as easy as it should. So I drove it to my destination and it was hard to put it in all the gears but manage to get it in gear without forcing it. I left my destination 3-4 hours later and I shifted into gear easier than earlier that day. Is there a minor transmission fluid problem or major clutch repair problem or is it the cold weather not driving as often problem?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 6:47 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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Hi bugeyedbooger,

It most probably is the clutch hydraulic system. Did you check the clutch fluid level?

The cold weather could affect a weak hydraulic system. Parking for extended periods is another factor.

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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 12:33 PM

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