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Old 06-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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will not go into reverse

I have a 97 2.5L with an ax-5 tranny, and it will not go into reverse. All the other gears work great, I just can't get it into reverse. I tried running the codes to see if anything would come up and nothing. Does anybody have any ideas? I haven't changed the gear lube in 60k miles so I am going to try that first, it's wierd though it seems like there is just something blocking the way.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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I had that problem when i had my '98 last year. It grinds like hell and just doesnt want to go correct? Try revving your engine, and seeing if it will budge, or try and go into like 5th and push it into reverse... Coax it into it! haha

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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mine doesn't even go back far enough to grind the gear, I am going to take the cover off this weekend and see if there is anything blocking the way. any other ideas are definitely welcome. thanks!
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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Will it go into reverse when the engine is off?
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Will it go into reverse when the engine is off?
Nope, I tried rocking it back and forth putting it into 5th first going back and forth from nuetral and nothing.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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Have you tried putting it in 1st, rolling a little forward, then trying to put in reverse?
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #7
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Have you tried putting it in 1st, rolling a little forward, then trying to put in reverse?
yep that too. it's wierd!

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