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Old 06-26-2012, 01:23 AM
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Car won't go into 5th gear.. why..?

Hey I'm new to this forum and would like to know why my recently purchased 1987 Prelude won't turn into 5th gear its like its not even there... also the seller stated to me that the clutch was occasionally slipping although i don't know if that is of importance to this... i've done some research online and i think it may be an internal problem in the transmission or something with the synchronize since all other speeds work im kinda clueless on this... any info on what i can do to fix this.. the seller "says" it was like that since he had it and he's had it since it came out i believe... please.. any help would be useful i want to know if this repair would be costly since the clutch already is $100 for a new one... thanks in advance...
(1987 Honda Prelude SI 2.0 150k plus mileage)
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Re: Car won't go into 5th gear.. why..?

That guy must be a liar then, haha. Go to 3 geez, they know how to replace 5th gear without even taking the tranny out! If your lucky enough, and have 2g preludes in the junkyard near you. You can just swap it out aparently, and 3rd gen accords 5th will do. I think they have different ratios though....

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Re: Car won't go into 5th gear.. why..?

First off thanks for the reply man well he also stated that the car goes to 70mph in 4th and he hasn't had a need for 5th which i think is a lie since with a prelude I'd want to know what the cars top speed would be also i have another 87 prelude exactly the same but it doesn't work something wrong with the dual carb.. :/ i just didn't want to tell the guy that info if all else fails ill just take off parts from one to another and make one good one i mean $300 for a parts car isn't so bad i suppose.. and if you could provide that info about which accords are compatible with this generation of Prelude that would be awesome thanks in advance..
Forgot to ask for your personal opinion so do you think 5th gear fix is any easy fix..? sounds like it but then again when i test drove it i only went to 2nd.. o.O thanks again either way :D
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Re: Car won't go into 5th gear.. why..?

No problem,
Never personally replaced fifth gear, but I'm sure it can't be too complicated. The people at 3 geez would know more in detail about how exactly it's done, haha. All I know is that 5th lives under the little black cover, and the biggest problem would be fitting the 30mm socket needed, in the small space available.



I don't know whos pic this is, but this is 5th^^


If your not comfortable doing it, then you could swap the dual carbed tranny/clutch/flyweel into the Si. The 86-89 accords were what I was talkin' about. There the ones with the flippy headlghts. I've also heard that you can use 5th from certain year integras. I guess it all depend on what RPM you wanna cruise at...

I'm sure someone on here has personally done it. They'll know
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