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Old 11-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default clutch will not engage or go into gear

I just finished my b18 swap and i cranked it up and it wont go into gear to move. None of them. So.... I went through the usual diagnosis. New clutch master, clutch slave, new clutch, new flywheel, and i bled the system down. I can see the slave working, so i do have hydrolic pressure.

I did bypass the neutral safety switch under the pedal with a push button start, but the switch is still plugged in. So idk if that can cause an issue

What can be the issue? Im able to shift into gears when the engine isnt running, but when the engine is running all i get is a grind. My guess is that the clutch isnt engaging. Please help
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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The clutch is not "disengaging", to confirm this, place in first gear and step on the clutch then turn ign. to start, [just for a sec.] if the car lurches forwards the clutch is not disengaging.

If car does not lurch forwards, clutch is disengaging and you have another problem, either shift linkage is misaligned, [unlikely if it will shift into gear when engine is not running, although still a possibility] or more likely it's bent shift forks or maybe blown synchromesh, [also unlikely if you can't put it into any gear]. 94
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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Default Re: clutch will not engage or go into gear

what kind of clutch are you using im having the same problem with my competition stage 2
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mines doing the same thing !!!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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I have had the same problem,for me the fork assembly was not pushing the clutch in far enough to engage the clutch, I pulled my tranny off took off the fork, there is a nut that holds it on put two or three washers on the bolt then put the bolt back on the tranny, never had a problem with the clutch engaging after that. It was also a b18 swap with stage 2 clutch. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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pressure plate did u machine the flywheel ?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #7
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Default Re: clutch will not engage or go into gear

this is crazy iam having the same problem on two single cams . car turns on with out presing the clutch i can easyly put it into any gear and it wont do nothing at all .. Took the trany down put the new clutch in and still the same thing . Help help help please .. Adames123@msn.com
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #8
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I just got my civic with a b18c swap and its doing the same exact thing.has anybody found a solution?
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:10 AM   #9
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not that you dont know what your doing, but did you install the clutch disc in upside down.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:08 AM   #10
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I just got my civic with a b18c swap and its doing the same exact thing.has anybody found a solution?
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Well I got my car running I had to replace my flywheel
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
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I have a problem with my manual transmission , it would work and angage fine for about 20 min if driving and then it would not engage at all till it coold down please help any idea why its doing this ??
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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Default Re: clutch will not engage or go into gear

Old topic but I'm also having the same problem. I replaced the flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate (all brand new) and now my car wont go into ANY gear with the engine running, it does with it off. The slave cylinder works fine and I already bled the system. Any ideas why I cant get a gear??!?!?!
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Same as above, place in first gear, step on clutch and crank engine, if car lunges forwards, the clutch is not disengaging and that is why you can not get it into gear when engine is running.

Also, if the car lurches forward when in gear and you try and start it, it would indicate the clutch is working, [engauged].

You will need to look at the disingagement system, cable or hydro, to first make sure it is moving enough to disengauge the clutch, maybe all you need is an adjustment. 94
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #14
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I have the same problem but I checked the flywheel clutch and pressure plate and they are all good.
Gears won't go in when car is on only off.
But I was thinking.. Could it be because I cleaned the clutch with wd40??????
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If you put it into gear and step on the clutch and then try and start it, does car lurch forwards? 94
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If it does launch forward what does it mean?
And if it doesn't ?
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If it does, the clutch works it is just not disengaging.

If it does not, clutch is not working, [engaging] properly.

Have you tried it? 94
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:27 PM   #18
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Well I got my car running I had to replace my flywheel
Mine worked have replacing flywheel too!
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If it does, the clutch works it is just not disengaging.

If it does not, clutch is not working, [engaging] properly.

Have you tried it? 94
I tried it and It moved forward in gear with the clutch in still.
So what could be the problem?
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I tried it and It moved forward in gear with the clutch in still.
So what could be the problem?
Clutch is not disengaging.

What is the MM&Y of your car?94
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Mm&y?? Define please
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I have a 92 integra with a b20b with a jdm ob2 ls tranny
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Make model and year.

You have a G2 so is it still cable clutch or are you now hydro? 94
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I went hydro.. Hush22 kit.
I found out what was my problem but I don't understand it.
If I push the clutch all the way.. Gears won't go in
But if I push it 3/4 in, gears go in
Do I need to adjust the pedal?
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Something needs to be adjusted. 94
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