Q: Problems going to reverse on a T 150

asked by on

Another question for the T150. Whenever I put the truck in reverse, the engine drops below 500. There is no stalling, but the engine seems to lose power. When I step on the gas and go in reverse, when I go on the brakes, it kind of bugs off.

The first thing you’d want to think about is: does it do it in reverse and drive? If it only does it in reverse, you either got a problem with the transmission or your differential, the rear differential. One of these components is dragging the engine. If you put it in drive, and it doesn’t do that at all it’s because there is no difference between going in reverse and drive to the engine.

If it does it in both drive and reverse, then you’ve got a problem with maybe the fuel injectors. They may need cleaning or a tuneup. It just isn’t running right.

However, if there is a problem only in reverse then you’ve got an issue with either the transmission or the rear differential. The differential might have a problem with dragging too much when you are going in reverse.

If you need help with these checks, contact a certified mechanic who can diagnose the loss of power you’re experiencing and make the necessary repairs to get your car running normally again.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Problems going to reverse on a T 150

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: how hard would it be to change a solenoid? 2003 Jeep Liberty

Hi there - replacing shift solenoids generally involve draining transmission fluid, removing the pan and filter from the transmission, and sometimes, removal of the valve body of the transmission as well. This can be fairly involved, but still less expensive...

Q: Hi! What can cause the engine to shut off occasionally when shifting from reverse to drive in an automatic transmission? This has

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can check, luckily if you are mechanically inclined at all you can check quite a few at home. To begin, make sure your idle air control valve and throttle...

Q: 2 coil packs not working

You only need to replace the two bad ones, but be prepared to replace one or more in the near future. The coils are all the same age and all have the same amount of use and seem to fail...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.