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Q: Car only goes in reverse

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My car only drives in reverse.

A: Hello! The most common cause of your proble...

Hello! The most common cause of your problem is a transmission malfunction or a pressure imbalance in the transmission. With these issues, the car is unsafe to drive until this is resolved. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose your transmission issue.

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