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Vehicle jammed in gear number 3 and "N" neutral light is continuously flashing. Reverse and park functioning properly.
This is likely not good news - since it appears that your transmission is in "limp" mode. Try disconnecting the battery, waiting 10 minutes or so, re-installing the battery, then driving it for 20-30 minutes so the transmission can reset...
My 2004 Chevy Cavalier is stuck in reverse but the stick still moves, what's wrong?
You most likely have a shift cable that came disconnected from the transmission or shifter lever due to a bad shift cable end bushing. Some cables you can install a new bushing and others you have to replace the cable...
Gear takes a while to change from reverse to drive
Hello. You don't specify the mileage on your Focus, but the symptoms suggest low internal hydraulic pressure in the transmission (despite the recent fluid and filter change), or a weak forward clutch pack. If you would like to have this...
Rear tires on passenger side locked up
I would not drive the vehicle until it is looked at, as it is possible for the fault to cause an unsafe driving condition. When a brake locks up without any reason, it is most likely caused by a failure...
My car's reverse is acting as if it is in neutral.
Hi and thanks for your question. The issue is not the transmission but rather the transfer case. The low to high speed shift module on the transfer case is losing power. Check the harness to the shift module motor on...
Transmissions won't go at stoplights
Hello and thanks for your question. The transmission clutches inside the transmission is slipping due to the seals being old and brittle. The transmission you have is an AODE Ford transmission. The pump will pressure up to 300 psi and...
Not able to drive or reverse.
There could be broken linkage in the column/console, a broken shifter cable, a broken u-joint, or any of several other possible causes. A certified mechanic should be able to take a look at it and diagnose the problem, and if...
Problem with car dying
This is a sign of a failing idle air control valve. This is a unit that is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into...
Car won't go in reverse - 2006 Chrysler Pacifica
Hi there, thanks for writing in. This is a known problem, and Chrysler has a recall (06V432000) to correct it. Contact your Chrysler dealer as soon as possible to have this problem corrected.
My truck is making a grinding noise and having trouble in reverse
The first task would be to determine, based on whether you have a two- or four-wheel drive vehicle, where exactly the noise is coming from. If you have four-wheel drive, there are a number of possible sources other than the...
5 spd auto transmission problem
Hello there, the loss of the forward gears in your 2000 BMW 323i is caused by one of a few issues. The most common is low transmission fluid, shift solenoid fault, clogged transmission filter, torque converter, shift linkage or the...
I can't go in reverse
The transmission in your vehicle requires special tools to check and fill the transmission fluid level. It does not have a dedicated dipstick to check transmission fluid level. You can attempt to have the transmission serviced but with the age...
Will go in reverse not forward what are the choices I have
If the fluid level is correct, and there are still no forward gears, there is most likely a problem inside the transmission. Typically, if it were something outside of the transmission, both the forward and reverse gears would be affected....
Only drives in reverse
Hi. Your transmission has an internal problem with either the valve body, shift solenoid, clutches or torque converter. The only way to fix this problem is to rebuild the transmission or replace it with a new one. Sometimes a transmission...
Stuck in reverse
Hi there, thanks for writing to YourMechanic. It can be difficult to drive a vehicle with it stuck in reverse. The problem seems to be a plastic grommet that connects the gear shift assembly to the transmission. It sounds like...
Rav 4 problem
Hello. The issue you are describing could stem from a fault in the fuel or ignition system. Basically, a mechanic would have to diagnose the fuel supply, whether the pump is producing enough pressure or you have a blocked fuel...
One of my transmission sensors are out I'm not for sure which one
Hello. This may be a sensor issue but it is possible that some mechanical damage may have occurred to the transmission. I would recommend having your shift linkage and the transmission itself inspected by a qualified professional to make sure...
Car stuck in reverse kinda
The symptoms you describe suggests that the linkage between the shifter and the "gear position indicator" (PRNDL) is no longer correctly connected, and possibly the neutral safety switch/transmission range selection sensor (don't know which since you did not indicate the...
I have a 99 Yukon when I put it in reverse it goes forward. It has only done it twice
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Make sure the linkage on the side of trans moves along with the shifter cable as the cable moves. If that's okay, then drop pan and check the linkage to manual valve...
Failure to catch or switch gears, belts turning and car has power ect, but won't switch into any gears. Transmission/engine fluids are ok.
Hi there. I have seen this same concern while I was employed at a Toyota dealership. This sounds like the transmission has failed internally; most likely the internal brake band, solenoid, or valve body has failed. The transmission will ultimately...

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