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Q: Car not going into reverse

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My car will not go into reverse.

A: Hello. If the transmission will go into eve...

Hello. If the transmission will go into every gear except for reverse then you may have a serious internal transmission failure. Reverse is the first gear to fail when the transmission fails. I typically drain the fluid out of the transmission and inspect it for metal and other debris which indicates an internal failure. If it has a manual transmission, then it may be a reverse synchronizer problem. If you need assistance, I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out to your home or office to determine what is causing your shifting issues and make the needed repairs for you.

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