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Girlfriend's 06 element she wreaked it( t stop sign post

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Girlfriend's 06 element she wreaked it( hit stop sign post broke it off and it damaged the roof and windshield) it's been parked for about 8 mo. now when you start it the revs surge and it's difficult to put in gear even with the pedal down it scratches going into second and shudders when you try to move in first
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer. Sorry for the delay.

Was there any damage to the radiator? It will be difficult to put in gear with your foot on the accelerator this is normal. it's to prevent putting it in gear when the engine speed is too high. It prevents damage to the transmission and accidents.

Thanks, Honda-Man

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No damage to the radiator just front facia and impact beam sign broke easily and landed on edge of roof. foot was not on accelerator engine speed was at idle until I attempted to move forward or reverse