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Old 02-20-2014, 05:54 AM
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Default 2002 Honda Civic, help please

I currently have a 2002 Honda civic, two days ago driving on the A6, I had to come to a stop, which after that the Vehicle no longer moved. I have to press the clutch in to start the vehicle, but after the vehicle has been turned on, the gears all move in and out freely without the clutch having to be pressed in. With this the car does not move with it in any gear that it is freely put into. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to vehicles and can not asses this situation on my own, any feedback would be greatly helpful. Thank you!
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:19 AM
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Does the speedometer go up when you shift into a gear and try to go? This means let the clutch out and rev up the engine, like you would normally to make the car go forward. Use a gear other than first to be sure it will turn the gears fast enough to make the speedometer go up noticeably.

If it does, one of your CV axles is broken or has disengaged itself from the transmission. This is fairly common and not expensive to fix.

If it does not, try shifting into reverse with the engine idling and WITHOUT pressing the clutch. The gears should grind. If nothing happens and it seems to go into reverse readily, look if the reverse lights on the back of the car came on. The lights not coming on would mean the shift linkage is broken, so when you move the shift handle nothing is actually happening at the transmission.

If the lights do come on, the gears didn't grind, and the speedometer doesn't go up, it would seem that nothing in the transmission is turning. This would be a problem with the clutch or the input shaft.

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:29 AM
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Without pressing the clutch in, the gear lever slides into reverse. The reverse lights do come on and there is not movement in the speedometer, so it is a problem with the clutch or input shaft, Understood! thank you for your help!!
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