Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission 1999 Volvo C70

asked by on

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Delay in shifting, sudden jerk forward - 2015 Acura TLX

Hi! "Unsafe to drive", are the words you may want to use when you bring it to the Acura dealer service department since it is still under the warranty. There have been some issues with the transmission on the Acura...

Q: When should you replace the brake and transmission fluids?

Different manufacturers have different recommended service intervals for their vehicles. Recommendations for fluids can usually be found in the vehicle owner's manual. At minimum, the manufacturer recommendations should be followed. That's not to say doing some maintenance items a little...

Q: Accelerating after 4th/5th gear, RPMs up, but no faster

Yes, your clutch is slipping and needs to be replaced. As for the high quality fuel, top tier gasoline does have additives designed to keep your engine and fuel system clean. Will you ever notice a difference while driving?...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...