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Old 07-29-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Question - Really need help.

This is not a motorcycle question. But this is the only forum i am a member of so i though i'd ask one of you guys - Maybe someone can guide me a bit.

Car - 2006 Accord Manual Transmission

Yesterday coming back from work - randomly - the check engine light came on.
The car seems to loose the GEAR its in.

So if I am at a stop - and i get into the first gear and start up. after 3 - 5 seconds the car seems to come in neutral - EVEN THOUGH its still in the first gear... if i press on gas - nothing happens except for the engine revving. So i have to press the clutch and come back into neutral and bring it back into first gear for the car to pick up.

Same thing applies if i am in a different gear. If i move from one to two to three quickly... after a few seconds the car gets into neutral (again - even though the ACTUAL gear box is still in three) ... i have to press the clutch and put the third gear on again for it to keep going.

Any idea on what the freakin is going on?

any leads or help is really appreciated.

I can take it to the dealership - but they charge a load just to see whats wrong and then do it - if i can figure out whats wrong - maybe i can see if i can fix it myself.

Thanks again guys.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:25 AM   #2
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Sounds weird....could it be that what seems to you as comming back to neutral is really loss of engine compression??? Check for oil consumption, oil leaks, and oil in the coolant reservoir...
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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check - check and check -

checked for any oil leaks right after i got home (scary ride) and there were none...
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:29 AM   #4
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hmmm.what about going in reverse? Does it bring you any kind of problem?
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:33 AM   #5
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hmm... did not try that...

i have been researching online - and so far - the only solution i have seen is that they say I need a new clutch... WTF!

how much does that cost ?
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but i only have 60k miles on my car... i mean how the can the clutch go out so soon?
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please check compression before. IŽll keep my fingers crossed and hope the engine is ok. To replace a clutch in a car is quite expensive mainly because of the labor cost...
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i have no idea how to check compression?
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need to take it to a repairshop for that then. Does your car produce uncommon ammounts of smoke??
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what side of town you on? Some good mechanics here on the board.

Dean (ddgtomahawk) on the southside near Alvin

Tim Ellis (Flyin' Duc) out in Tomball between 249 and 45

and Wil (Civicious) who does mobile calls but lives in Spring.
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i am neat highway 6 and west little york...

northwest area i guess...
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no smoke at all by the way - everything else looks as good as new.
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i am neat highway 6 and west little york...

northwest area i guess...
I'd pm Tim and/or Dean as maybe they have seen something like this before. Hard to diagnose a car over the net....I think you'd be in good hands no matter which one you went to. Ellis Performace is my mechanic...and he's outstanding. It may be something as simple as a loose gear shifter or a bad shift boot....but I'm no mechanic though.

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do you trust Ellis? If you do - tell me and i will take my car to him.

I just dont wanna go to a mechanic where he looks at something and tells me what else is wrong even though i really didnt need to replace anything else.

Its so hard to find someone trustworthy and honest in this department.

let me know please.

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do you trust Ellis? If you do - tell me and i will take my car to him.

I just dont wanna go to a mechanic where he looks at something and tells me what else is wrong even though i really didnt need to replace anything else.

Its so hard to find someone trustworthy and honest in this department.

let me know please.

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Absolutely. He just did a trans rebuild and front end work on my truck, harmonic balancer on the wifes jeep....., I could go on for days with the stuff he has done for me in the past several years. You will be in excellent hands if you see Tim....I guarantee this.

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Thanks dbuck. I appreciate it.
I will give him a call today.
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whats your name though? so i can give him your reference.
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whats your name though? so i can give him your reference.
he'll know dbuck....actually, don't mention my name....that may raise the labor rate.
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When it starts to rev up like it feels it's in neutral, have you tried just easing off the gas to see if it will "catch" again and ease back on? Could be dead clutch, but it's hard to tell exactly what's going on through how it's described.
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