Trans problems


#1

I have a 96 prelude that wont stay in 5th gear cant even hold it in


#2

Manual transmission?

Either the syncro is gone for fifth gear or a transmission case bearing is worn out.

Tester


#3

Wich one would be easier to replace


#4

Doesn’t matter. The transmission needs to be disassembled.

It’s easier to install a used transmission.

Tester


#5

Thats what ill prob do thanks


#6

Of course, you can also pretend its just a 4 speed for about as long as you want to.


#7

I would be worried about installing a used Prelude transmission, for several reasons

Any Prelude is pretty old by now
A lot of Preludes were driven REALLY hard
A lot of Preludes were running heavily modified engines, so I’ll assume the transmissions were working harder than they were supposed to


#8

When im in fourth doing 65 im about 4000 rpms isant that bad on the motor


#9

What bolt do i pull out to check the fluid in my trans the fill bolt or what cause i pulled the one that the ratchet goes into and barely any fluid cam out


#10

If that bolt is at or near the bottom of the transaxle case. I think you found the problem.


#11

It is at bottom but how i check the fluid


#12

Um, it appears you don’t have any appreciable amount of fluid, and that’s the root of the problem. There should be a similar bolt higher up on the case though which you check and fill the fluid. If you have lived a really honorable life and the stars are properly aligned, you may get some more life out of the transaxle by refilling it with the proper lubricant.


#13

Well all im able to get is 10w30 its says in the manual


#14

And whats the bolt that take a 3/4 ratchet above the drain