car repairs


Question by  soniv11 (25)

Why won't my car go in reverse?

It's an automatic transmission, but I can't get it to go backward.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

It sounds like you are having a problem with the automatic clutch in the transmission. You can get a rebuild kit and it will have the clutches in it.


Answer by  Bren (76)

The first thing to do is check the transmission fluid and see if it is low or leaking. If it is not to the full line, fill it up.


Answer by  Srfingfreak (697)

Check your shift cable wire, it could be snapped or stretched in that position. Also, the reverse gear in your transmission could be jammed or have a gear snapped off of its pivot. Taking it in to a shop might be your only option in this case, have good luck!


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

It is time for your car to go into the shop. Once you lose the ability to go into reverse (and sometimes forward) your automatic transmission is going out.


Answer by  ne14681 (1)

you need a new transmission


Answer by  graydog (1)

1997 silverado 5.7 will not shift in to reverse but will in to drive but sounde like it is not shifting in to higher gear when it speeds up , what could be the cause bands , linkige, computer? the fulid level is good not discolored or smell different

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