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
07-01-2011 12:15 PM
When it's in FORWARD is there any strange noises or hesitation? Any slippage?
07-01-2011 12:19 PM
there is no strange noises or any hesitation
07-01-2011 12:20 PM
and is does not slip at all going forward
07-01-2011 12:29 PM
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.
07-01-2011 12:38 PM
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
07-01-2011 01:20 PM
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
07-01-2011 04:24 PM
I have almost the same problem but if i push forward on the shifter then in goes into reverse when the tranny is warm.