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How can I adjust the linkage on my 1992 Honda Prelude?

Asked by Nathaniel (6 points ) September 27th, 2010

I have a 1992 Honda Prelude five speed and recently I lost third and fourth gear, but occasionally they will engage and my first and second gear will not work. This only happens when I hit a bump or something a long those lines. I was either wondering how to adjust it or how much it would cost to have someone professionally do it. I’m not sure if this question is out of Fluther’s boundaries but I figure it is worth a try.

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IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

You’ll need to remove the center console to access the shifter and linkage. You may need to replace the shift cable. It’s around 1.5 hours in a shop, so you would expect to pay around $90–120 for the labor if you decide to take it in. An adjustment is only around half an hour, so it’s probably worthwhile for you just to take it in. That assembly is a knuckle-buster.

Crashsequence2012's avatar

I’d add a short shift kit while the linkage is exposed and apart.

It will make your shifts more precise as well as shorter.

In the future you might consider a Civic or Integra as they still had rod linkages through to 2001.

I’ve added the bushing kit to my DC1 Integra. The shifts are telepathic in response and it feels like a well oiled rifle bolt.

There’s an audible and tactile SNAP when I push the lever out of gear.

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