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Q: Transmission 1999 Volvo C70

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Reverse slowly work

My car has 229000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If you mean that it takes longer than norma...

If you mean that it takes longer than normal to engage the reverse gear, it cold be due to a dirty transmission filter or low transmission fluid. If it feels like the engine RPMs increase, but the vehicle still moves slowly. This could indicate an internal failure of a clutch or another component. If you would like to have this looked at, a certified pro from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the shifting problem in person and recommend a repair.

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