Helppp scared

Cameron Marcinko

Asked by Jan 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM about the 1989 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a automatic 1989 honda  prelude  
and i threw it in r by mistake  while in
second  it shut off but i got it back on and
runs fine no lights no leak and i switch it
back quick into d so is there anything  I  
should  be worried  about plez help

2 Answers


In automatic transmission you have something called a Reverse Inhibitor that would allow the trans to ignore the R selection while driving at speed. So there should be no damage from the mistake. I'm a little curious as why it shut off, as that can pose a danger with steering and braking. AFAIK the tranny in your car is electronically controlled and the reverse engagement would be ignored although t might cause the computer to go into limp mode, and maybe that is what caused it to shut off. If everything is back to normal don't sweat it.

Best Answer
Cameron Marcinko

Thanks man u maid me feel a lot better yea still dont understand how it shut off

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Prelude Questions

Honda Prelude Experts

#1 dandyoun
Reputation 290
#2 honda2345
Reputation 110
#3 FordNut
Reputation 100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,125 Great Deals out of 58,106 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord"
1,272 Great Deals out of 77,636 listings starting at $1,395
Used Acura Integra"
160 listings starting at $2,150
Used Ford Mustang"
718 Great Deals out of 41,256 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord Coupe"
202 Great Deals out of 11,482 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,632 Great Deals out of 39,404 listings starting at $888
Used Toyota Celica"
6 Great Deals out of 427 listings starting at $1,195
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,435 Great Deals out of 66,812 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2001 Honda Prelude For Sale
21 listings starting at $2,995
2000 Honda Prelude For Sale
21 listings starting at $5,000