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Transmission not shifting into reverse.
Hi there. If all of the other gears work and only the reverse gear does not work, then there could be a bent shift fork or the reverse input gear has chewed up the teeth. It is very common for...
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Reversing sensors not working and reversing camera intermittent
Hi there. Depending on your camera setup on your vehicle, most of the wires has sensor tied in the main harness of the system along with the fuses. If the sensor is not clicking, then first check the fuse and...
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Why won't my car go in reverse?
Hello - hopefully the few days where the transmission was losing fluid badly did not damage anything. Causes of "no reverse" include: valve body wear, especially the pressure regulator valve, a loose nut on the transmission main shaft (causes an...
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My Volvo will not go in reverse after driving it home
If the transmission all of a sudden will not go into reverse, then check the shifter cable to see if the transmission is in alignment. To do this in the car, simply set the parking brake and put the transmission...
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I cannot move my car in reverse when on a hill, nothing happens when I press the gas pedal
The Nissan Rogue is equipped with a Continuously Variable Transmission. They are known to experience issues such as not moving in any gear when the gas pedal is applied, even floored. It may be slipping due to internal issues with...
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My car starts, I can reverse but as soon as I put it in drive it shuts off
Hello. You may have a sticking torque converter lockup clutch, or sticky solenoid for this hydraulic actuator. This would account for the "idles in Reverse, but not in Drive". A locked up converter doesn't allow the engine to idle without...
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2015 Chevy Tahoe brakes not working properly in reverse
Hi there. Check the linings on the pads and the rotors and see how they are. If there is a lot of material on the front brake pads, then the front is good but when braking while driving backwards, the...
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Car only goes in reverse
Hey there. This is something that is usually caused by low transmission fluid levels, a faulty transmission control module, or potentially burnt clutches inside the transmission. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose...
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Car will only drive in reverse or 2nd and 1st
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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I put my car in reverse and push the gas but my RPMs won't read
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you may know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
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While driving, the gears downshift and the car will not go into reverse.
Hello, thanks for writing in. Your description suggests that the transmission linkage is not correctly aligned, or is not staying in a correctly aligned position, from the steering column to the transmission itself. This is all external to the transmission...
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Hesitation backing up
Hello. The symptoms you describe can commonly be caused by transmission issues as well as a variety of other issues. If the issue only appears to occur with reverse gear then it may be possible that there is an issue...
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My 2001 Camry stalls in reverse.
Hi there. Check the conditions of when the engine is stalling out. Push the vehicle into a spot where you can start the engine and put the transmission in drive. Then see if the vehicle drives around. If the vehicle...
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Transmission goes into reverse but not drive.
This is likely a sign of low transmission fluid. I would recommend checking the fluid first to see if this does not fix your issue. If this does not solve the problem, this may be a faulty transmission control solenoid....
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Is there some sensors activated when shift to reverse that allows engine braking?
Hi there. When selecting reverse from drive on the shifter and the transmission is sticking, check the engine for any broken engine mounts. A broken engine mount will cause a delay in the shifting quality when put into reverse. If...
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Noise when put into reverse
Hello. Loud noises when putting the vehicle into gear can be caused by many things. A few common causes are worn transmission or motor mounts, low transmission fluid, or internal transmission issues. I would also check to make sure that...
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Engine light came on. Car drives slow and stopped going in reverse. Could it be a knock sensor or is it the transmission?
Hi there. If the vehicle is driving slow and will not go into reverse, then the computer could have the engine in limp mode due to either the transmission not shifting into reverse. If there was no signs of gear...
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Have no reverse and a transmission fluid leak
I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a certified transmission expert to determine the exact cause of this issue. It is very possible that some internal damage has occured to the transmission from the loss of fluid. It is...
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Kicks out of reverse but all forward gears work fine.
Hi there. This sounds like the bearing on the reverse gear in your transmission has failed and is making the gear wobble around. This causes the shifter to move around and then the gear will make the shifter pop back...

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