Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How does the manual transmission work?

asked by on

How does the manual transmission work?

A: Your Accord’s manual transmission is very s...

Your Accord’s manual transmission is very similar to any other you’ve driven, but there are a few features that you might not be familiar with. Here’s what you should know:

  1. Make sure that the clutch is pressed completely down when shifting between gears. This will help avoid excess wear on the clutch and other transmission components.

  2. You cannot shift from fifth gear into reverse – there’s a lockout designed into the transmission to prevent this.

  3. Shifting into reverse requires that you come to a full stop. Not coming to a full stop can cause damage to the transmission.

  4. Downshift as you slow down before stopping to take some of the burden off your vehicle’s brakes.

  5. Shift at the right speeds. Honda recommends shifting from first to second at 15 MPH, from second to third at 28 MPH, from third to fourth at 41 MPH, and from fourth to fifth at 52 MPH.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: why won't the transmission cooler fittings fit into the same holes I removed them from???

Hi there. The fittings that you removed attach to the cooler that is on the inside of the radiator for the automatic transmission. When you remove these fittings the cooler can fall back into the radiator and this eventually causes...

Q: Bumper detached

The bumper on your vehicle is made up of several components of the bumper cover. There is the bumper made of foam and the bumper bar. I assume the bumper cover is the part that is detached. If it is...

Q: cant get into reverse while car is on.

If you are having to bleed the clutch hydraulic circuit repeatedly, you should have that inspected and repaired. Obviously, there is a leak that is admitting air. Once the clutch is functioning, the gear shift issue would be evaluated, if...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.