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Old 07-01-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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reverse problems

ok so here goes i have a 87 jeep wrangler with a automatic transmission, when i try to put it into reverse it does not do anything just acts like it is in neutral. every other gear works fine and it drives fine , just wont go into reverse .. any ideas... i am hoping i do not have to rebuild my transmission or get a new transmission.. any suggestions can help. thanx

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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When it's in FORWARD is there any strange noises or hesitation? Any slippage?

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there is no strange noises or any hesitation
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and is does not slip at all going forward
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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Sounds like it is either a shifter linkage problem or (maybe) a vacuum leak? I don't know, I had a Renegade with a Quadratrac automatic that got a stick wedged up into the linkage once. It wouldn't go into reverse either. I crawled up under it, pulled the stick out, and it worked like new. Some of our tech guys know a lot more about auto trannys than I do, though.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:38 AM   #6
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hmm.. guess ill go take a look under the and see if i can see anything in the linkage.. i hope its something as simple as that
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nope nothing stuck in the linkage.. when i shift it to reverse it doesn't even seem like its even attempting to go into reverse still acts like its in neutral
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:24 PM   #8
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I have almost the same problem but if i push forward on the shifter then in goes into reverse when the tranny is warm.

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