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The bendix mechanism that flips over the reverse bucket has a stainless steel bushing that is inserted into a plastic bearing that the bendix arm pivots on. The plastic swells up pinching the bushing and the Bendix arm does not want to move. Most swell so tight that the bushing looks like it is part of the bendix arm instead of a rotating bearing.
The fix is to remove the bucket bolts and then the 12mm long bolt that the bendix arm pivots on. Remove the spring clip on the reverse cable end and pull the bendix arm out.
Put the bendix arm on top of a 3/4" deep well socket and use a 1/2 brass punch to drive the frozen bushing out of the plastic, down into the opening on the socket below that is supporting the arm. When the bushing is driven out completely into the socket below, Use a round rasp file to remove the swollen plastic until you can slide the bushing in easily with your fingers [looser is better]. There is also a groove in the center plastic bearing that needs to be cleaned and greased before you reassemble it.
It will only take about 45 minutes to do this.
This problem affects 100% of all Hondas.
If you don't fix it, you'll end up with a lot of hull damage from ramming things due to the reverse not working.....
JR
 

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Usually this is the fix for it since the swelled bushing adds to the force needed to move the bucket. Without the engine running there is less force needed. You can just release the spring clip on the reverse cable and see how easy the bendix lever moves by hand.
 
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