Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Acts like it goes into neutral when driving. no reverse

asked by on

Driving home from work suddenly acted like it was in neutral.slowed down ran ok until rpms raised now I have no reverse..

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

It sounds like your clutch may need to be replaced. I suggest also removing the flywheel and taking it to a machine shop to have it resurfaced. That way the new clutch will have a new surface to engage. If you have no reverse, but can still drive forward normally, then you may have internal damage to the transmission. If you are planning on having this checked, a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your car’s location to diagnose the shifting issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car jumps in Reverse & less in Drive

Hello. I would start by having the transmission fluid drained and inspected. If the fluid smells burnt or has any metal in it, then the transmission is failing. If the fluid looks good, then servicing it may help. This...

Q: A/C won't turn off. 2006 Ford F150

Hello - there are 2 possibilities here: (1) an electrical switch - HVAC control in the dash or the low pressure switch in the refrigerant line) is keeping voltage on the compressor clutch, keeping it engaged, or (2) the compressor...

Q: Help with Kia Sport shift / TPS

The TPS controls the fuel supply in all modes. Changing the mode will not bypass the TPS as this is the car's method of regulating the amount of fuel being injected into the motor based upon the position of your...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...