Engine & Gearbox Gearbox won't go into reverse

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by Bob Clarke, Tuesday 19th Aug, 2014.

  1. Bob Clarke New Member Getting Started

    Bob Kent
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    2007 Accord EX Tourer 2.2 CTDi 120,000 miles
    Car had new gearbox 4 months ago. 2 months ago it wouldn't go into reverse when doing 3 point turn. It then seemed to sort itself out.
    Tried to do a 3 point turn today and same problem. Gearbox will not go into reverse. Had to go forwards and drive around the block !!
    Does it sound like the gearbox has died or any other thoughts?
    Any comments/ suggestions appreciated.
    I have very little car maintenance expertise but the car has been serviced regularly
     
  2. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Could be a number of things, can you get it to do it easily? So you can take it somewhere and demonstrate? Could be something isn't right from the gearbox change, maybe the linkage is not setup properly or is something catching on something when you have the steering on full lock or maybe it could be an intermittent fault with the gearbox or the clutch. To be honest you would be best taking it back to the people who put the box in it and seeing what they have to say.
     
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  3. Bob Clarke New Member Getting Started

    Bob Kent
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    Have spoken to the people who changed the clutch - not a Honda dealer - and they suggested it may be the synchro and recommended that I go to the local transmission reconditioning specialists - driving forwards only :-o
     
  4. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It needs to go somewhere to get looked at it could be the synchro but it could be something else like the linkage. Whats the clutch peddle like are all the other gears easily selected? Did they change the clutch fluid too?
     
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  5. Bob Clarke New Member Getting Started

    Bob Kent
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    Excuse my ignorance :Frown: Would this be the sort of place I should go? Gearbox Transmissions Specialists, Transmission Repairs | Gravesend, Kent
     
  6. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Any decent garage or gearbox specialist should be ok if there local to you pop in and see them.

    Can you get it to do it everytime? and is it only doing it on full left or full right hand lock? The more information you can give them the better. Was it a new gearbox you had fitted or just a clutch?
     
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  7. Bob Clarke New Member Getting Started

    Bob Kent
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    Just the clutch and the flywheel. Won't go into reverse at all now :Frown: but both times it was on a left lock
     
  8. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    So is that no matter what lock you have on the steering it won't go into reverse now?

    What happens if you turn engine off and try and put it in reverse? If it goes into reverse keep the clutch down and start the car do you get drive?

    I'm sure I've read before someone had some trouble getting gears after a clutch change on the I-CTDI and it was the linkage at fault.
     
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  9. Bob Clarke New Member Getting Started

    Bob Kent
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    Thanks for that. I'll run that past the garage that did the clutch and see what they say
     
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    BTW, I've just read this thread again and realised people are mentioning synchros. There is no synchro for reverse gear on a 7th Generation Accord !
     
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  13. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Do any Hondas have a synchro on reverse @SpeedyGee ?
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    If I recall correctly from what HH told us at the meet last year the very latest gearboxes do have a synchro on the reverse gear.

    @Ichiban can you confirm ?
     
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  15. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yes bud they do now, some have double synchro.
     
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  16. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Hmmm. That's good to know. TY.:Smile:
     
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