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Q: My Volvo will not go in reverse after driving it home

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I was driving home I made a right turn my car started to jerk a little it so I slowed down put it in park when I put it back in Drive it was moving very slow I tried to put it in reverse and it would just sit there I'm wondering if my transmission is completely gone

My car has 117000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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