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My 1990 Hatchback Wont Move - Help!

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by NEWBIEDAN, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. NEWBIEDAN

    NEWBIEDAN New Member

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    Help!
    I Have A 1990 Civic Hatchback, Std...
    I Havent Had This Car Very Long At All And This Is Definately The First Honda Ive Ever Touched. I Am Very Mechanically Enclined... Let Me Start With Whats Going On...

    I Started The Car.. Put It In Reverse.. Pulled Out Of My Garage.. Clutch In... Put Car In 1st Gear... Let Clutch Out. Nothing!!! Can Hear A Little Hum And I Can Rev It Up And Speedo Goes Up Just Like Im Driving.

    It Did This To Me Once Before Than I Let It Sit A Couple Days And It Was Fine. Been Driving It Ever Since. Til Today.

    Im Assuming Its Not The Clutch Because I Can Put It In Forth (its A 4 Speed) And Rev It And The Speedo Goes Up To 70mph Like I Was On The Freeway!! So Im Guessing The Clutch Is Working.

    I Dont Think Anything Internal In The Tranny Could Fail Intermittantly And On Top Of That... Not Make Nasty Noises
     
  2. jlicrx

    jlicrx Senior Member

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    sounds to me like you have an axle that isn't all the way into the transmission
     
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    xips(86CRXSI) New Member

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    YEP :thumbsup::yes:, I would look at the axles where they enter the trans, and at hubs.
     
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    MXDesa Senior Member

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    But why would it go in reverse if the axle was out? Still worth a look!
     
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    xips(86CRXSI) New Member

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    I guessing that it went in reverse popped out the axle and now it won't move at all.
     
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    clutch master or slave cylinder?? it happened to me in my integra, except I couldn't get the car in any gear. Will it still go in first?
     
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    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    sorry reverse not first. typo!!
     
  8. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    SOunds like an axle to me as well.
     
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    +1 for axle.

    My Accord was able to move with a bad axle. Don't know how, but it did....then "came loose" again.
     
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    On a 1990??? Cable man, cable. When i broke my axle the car did what you are desribing so it may be one of your axles popped out...not good if it did you would be leaking oil.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I used to bust axles all the time, so I was used to those symptoms.
     
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    HATCHET_HONDA scottie fizzle

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    was drivin on the highway and an axle popped apart on me! was all like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! goin nowheres.. in conclusion, axels are your best bet
     
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    drummingpariah Author of the Madness Man

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    Did it make any funky noises beforehand?
    Any previous problems?
    When was the last time you replaced your axles, and were the axle nuts tight? Were they overtight?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Killed an axle on my CRX.

    Same symptoms.
     
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    Thanks Alot For All Your Help Everyone, That Was Exactly What It Was... (axle Popped Out.) When I Pulled Out Of My Garage I Cranked It All The Way Right To Turn Onto The Street... Im Guessing The Strain Of That Was Pulling On The Axle And Popped Her Loose... Anyways... Thanks Everyone!
     
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    drummingpariah Author of the Madness Man

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    You really need to make sure you put a kink in the axle nut when you tighten it down. That's why they put the little notch at the end of the axle. As long as you do that, it'll never pop out of the wheel-side.
     
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    It Actually Came Out Of The Tranny Side, Not The Wheel Side But Thanks For The Reply And All The Help
     
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    Yep thats all it takes sometimes.
     
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    make sure the right axle is all the way in
     
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