Honda Element Owners Club Forum - View Single Post - Replaced Clutch, Now car won't roll in neutral (or in gear)
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:29 PM   #6
Audiophyle
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From your descriptions it sounds like something is binding the wheels (like brakes as mentioned by RustedWrench) but none of that is related to the clutch, and your descriptions are hard to understand. I think we need more details from you, and please be very descriptive. A clutch install is a lot of labor but its nothing difficult, was there ever anything that gave you trouble or seemed not quite right? (Like having to force something)


When you start the motor, do you notice any change in rpms when you press & release the clutch pedal while the tranny is in neutral? Are there any unusual sounds while the car is running in neutral (clutch pressed & clutch released)?

While running can you rev the motor freely?

With the motor running & clutch pressed, is there any unusual resistance when trying to put the tranny in gear? Do the rpms ever change while trying to shift between gears?

With the motor running, clutch pressed, and tranny in gear, can you release the clutch & smoothly engage the clutch?

If the clutch is engaging & disengaging like it should, and the tranny shifts in & out of gear like it should, then the clutch is most likely operating fine & the issue is somewhere else.

With both front wheels off the ground, turning one will cause the other to spin the opposite direction, that is normal. If you lift both rear tires off the ground and spin one the other will also spin the opposite direction. I think you should try raising only the tires on one side (both pass or both dr side tires only) and then spin a tire. With one front & one rear off the ground from the same side of the vehicle, turning one should cause the other to spin in the same direction. If the driveline is binding at the transmission (you did remove/reinstall the tranny) then it will be difficult to spin the tire because the drive line is stuck, and that could load down the engine & add rolling resistance.

Its still all guesswork until we can get more feedback from you though.
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