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Old 04-27-2011, 10:26 PM
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cant shift >___<

today as i was driving i noticed that when i shifted into 3rd it wouldnt go in, the only gears i can shift into while the car is on/off is 2/4/R i dont have 1/3/5 what could be the problem one of the cables?, the arms on the tranny? any help would be appreciated thanks
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Re: cant shift >___<

once you take the center console off, you'll see the cable to the left only controls the left-right movement of the shifter, which is still operational in your case.
the cable on the right tho handles the forward-backward movement of the shifter, and being that yours can go only backward, i'd check there.

i doubt the problem is on the shifter end tho, it's prolly either the linkages on the other end of the cables, or worst-case is inside the tranny.
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Re: cant shift >___<

so ur talking about the ends of the cables that hook up to the tranny could have something wrong, i looked under the center console nothing looks wrong to me...
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Re: cant shift >___<

and if its inside the tranny what could be wrong?
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Re: cant shift >___<

did some research.. could be the shifter cable stretched??? if so what year shifter cables can i get i read 94-97 accords work too
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Re: cant shift >___<

cable stretch or bent shift fork. Bent shift fork is really common.
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Re: cant shift >___<

Can you manually go through your gears at the tranny with your hand

If you don't know how find the tranny at the end of your cable you see a big shifter move it into each gear if they go in with no problem then your shift fork is bent is everything seems to be in order an its still not working fill your tranny fluid back up

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Re: cant shift >___<

i checked the cables the pins are in where the rubber meets, now i let the car cool off a bit b4 i stuck my hand in there. and i went thru the gears by hand only goes into 2/4/r moving it from left to right but the other cable that moves the smaller arm on the tranny doesnt move, if i pushed it towards/away from the motor, and moved the bigger arm it went into 1/3... im not sure what to do at this moment
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Re: cant shift >___<

sometime the rubber ends that get held onto the shift arms on the tranny come undone. they are supposed to be held on by a big washer and cotter pin.
but since you stated that is okay... sounds like your cables....if you can shift it on the transmission itself.
what about the mount... where the cables are held onto the transmission. the cables are held in with big clips to keep the cables in place. if they aren't held in properly the cable will just flop around and not have enough tension to shift.
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