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My car won't go in reverse then when it do it stops suddenly in its tracks
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several issues that would cause issues while reversing and in drive. Start by having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. This can be done at most automotive parts stores, or it can...
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Reverse gear wont work but other gears work.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Losing reverse can happen for a wide number of reasons. To simplify things, start with a full inspection. This will include checking the level and condition of the transmission fluid. If it is low...
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Car is stuck in reverse.
Hi there. The shifter interlock solenoid may have failed and stuck the shifter in reverse. There is a little hole in the front of the shifter. Put a small pin or screwdriver in the hole and push down. This will...
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Transmission won't go in reverse.
Hi there. Sounds like the transmission shift position sensor is not working properly. I recommend replacing the sensor. The transmission position sensor is designed to tell the computer (ECM) what gear the vehicle is in. If the dash is saying...
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hard to back up when van gets hot okay when it's cold
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with the transmission fluid. If you have not had the transmission serviced, it is time to check the level and condition of the fluid and replace the filter....
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2003 trailblazer car starts but wouldn't move when I put it in drive or reverse yesterday. This morning it drove fine.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically no response from the transmission is a sign of a failed hydraulics. This is most commonly caused by low transmission fluid, a clog or hydraulic valve issue, or transmission failure. You will want...
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Turn reverse beep to one beep.
The beeping sound in the reverse mode can be very annoying. Click here to view the steps to disable the beeping alarm. If you need further assistance with your back-up alarm, then seek out a professional, such as one from...
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Putting transmission in reverse grinds gears but not when changing any of the forward gears.
Hi there. The issue could be either the shifter fork being bent or the reverse gear is burned up causing the transmission to grind when going in reverse. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic,...
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how can we adjust the resolution of toyota corolla backup camera
Hello, thank you for writing in. Yes, you can change the settings. The display screen can be adjusted under the "display" option under "setup". You can adjust contrast and brightness, and you can also change between day and night modes....
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2005 mini cooper s is parked and wont go into reverse gear. All of the other gears work except reverse.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission may be having one of several issues. The shifter can become unaligned and need to be adjusted or replaced. The gearbox can also become damaged and misaligned, which also warrants them to...
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3 speed floor shifter won't go in reverse internally and it looks good.
Hi there. Either the shifter has a bent fork or the synchronizer on the reverse drive is damaged causing the reverse gear to not engage. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you...
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Transmission drives forward in reverse.
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When shifting into 1st gear and attempting to take off, car shakes and then stalls. Car also won't let me shift into reverse.
Hi there. Either the shifter rail is damaged inside the transmission keeping the gears from going into reverse and the first gear from connecting all the way, or the transmission first and reverse gears are damaged causing the transmission to...
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Why does my car not move in reverse 2001 Toyota Avalon
Hello. If the car will work fine in drive and all other gears, but it will not move in reverse then reverse gear has more than likely failed. That is the most common gear to fail first in this transmission....
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I have a 2002 Toyota Camry and when I put it in reverse it cuts off.or when I start it it cuts off then I wait a few minutes then
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several different issues. Typically this is attributed to an issue with an air sensor, either pertaining to the intake air or the exhaust. A sensor is usually...
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When recently parking, I selected reverse gear on a manual car and It moved backwards and all of a sudden it started to make noise.
Hi there. It sounds like the reverse input gear has ground off and now the high gear which is for direct drive of overdrive is engaged. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help...
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I have a 2002 Chrysler 300m that had been sitting up for a year. I replaced the rack and pinion but when backing up steering is hard.
Hi there. The issue with the steering being hard seems to be with the pump still having air in it. Start the engine and open the bleed valve slightly. Turn the steering wheel several times from left to right and...
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I have a 2002 Chrysler 300m that had been sitting up for a year. I replaced the rack and pinion but when backing up steering is hard. Plus I have a P0740 code.
Hi there. The issue with the steering being hard seems to be with the pump still having air in it. Start the engine and open the bleed valve slightly. Turn the steering wheel several times from left to right and...
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Car turns off. First it would turn off in reverse and when I would stop at a red light or slow down to make a turn.
Hi there. For the reverse stalling condition, check the Idle Air Control Valve and see if its plugged up. If a IAC valve is plugged up, an engine will stall out when going into gear and could cause issues when...

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