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Q: After serpentine belt slipped off transmission won't go into reverse

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After serpentine let slipped off transmission won't go into reverse

My car has 181000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It may be possible that the belt struck and bent a shifter linkage component. I suggest having a certified technician diagnose your gear slipping issue, including an inspection of the shifter linkage for proper adjustment or damage.

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