Hmm same thing happend to me on my rx7, the first thing you have to do is try pressing down upon the gear lever and moving it out of reverse, if this process seems to do absolutely nothing for you then remove the transmission or remove the driveshaft and tow it to a shop. DO NOT TOW IN GEAR or you will be turning your engine backwards which is NOT a good thing.
yup had the same problem never knew what broke in the tranny
buy a new one you lost your shifting fork.
YESAn automatic transmission car has a safety feature called a "Neutral Safety"It will not allow the starter to work if the shifter is not in either neutral or park. Many new cars will only start in park.On a manual transmission car the transmission being stuck in reverse probably means a serious failure inside the transmission that could jam things up to the point the engine wont start.
If your van won't go into reverse, the transmission might be stuck. It could also be low on transmission fluid.
If it is just the shifter, try to remove the bolts at the top of shifter (UNDER RUBBER BOOT) to realign shift forks and free transmission.
Broken cable or linkage? Transmission trouble (?)
Automatic or manual trans? What am I missing here? Explain! If it is stuck in 3rd gear then it is obvious that it can't go in reverse.
If a transmission for a car becomes stuck between 1st and 2nd gear the fluid should be changed. Old fluid in a transmission can cause hard shifting and stuck gears.
Tear down and rebuild the transmission, or replace it.
If a 1989 Nissan Sentra clutch pedal quit working and the car is now stuck in reverse, it will need to be towed to a repair shop to fix the clutch. The transmission may also be damaged due to it being stuck in reverse.
There are a couple of things that can cause your Mazda to cut off and be stuck into the drive gear. The most common causes are a broken shifting fork or a malfunctioning transmission fluid pump.
Manual or Automatic?? In either case, most likely the linkage. Manual, might be the syncronizer gear or low on lubricant.
Sounds like you have a busted linkage somewhere
The manual transmission in an Escort is a Mazda built unit. Like most Mazda manual trannies, it uses Mercon or Dexron fluid, which is a very common, generic automatic transmission fluid. It's often sold as "multi purpose" atf.On most models, the fluid is added through the speedometer cable hole; the speedometer cable and gear have to be removed to fill it. You remove a single small bolt, and then you should be able to pull the cable and gear out of the top of the transmission. Often it is stuck.The speedometer gear can be used as a dipstick for the fluid level - it should touch but not completely cover the gear.
car can be started an does run fine.
the reverse idler gear runs off of first gear, on manual trannys, will not be discussed here. if only gets stuck in reverse then trans has internal problem, i do not rec. any one without tranny teardown exp. to attempt fixing problem. rec. having it diagnosed by a trained pro.if it is a automatic trans then could possibly be problem in valve body rec. having trained pro. diagnose as well. on automatics make shure to check shift linkage adjustment prior to taking it to shop.
high spot on the flywheel acts like clutch is not depressed
Is this a manual transmission? If so, this is a pretty common problem for these cars. Probably going to have to replace the shifter cable. About $50 at Advance.
Try this page: http://www.miata.net/garage/stuckreverse.html MiataPaul
you could either have a bad syncranizer or the throw out bearing is up
Make sure the shift is in reverse. If that doesn't work, look under the hood, there's a cable that comes from the tranny through the firewall, you have to replace the cable but you can get the key out by pushing the arm that the cable connects to on the tranny forward.
Answer why would the back wheels lock upTwo possible reasons: 1. The (older) manual transmission is stuck between gears. This happened to me once on a hill. With the car wanting to go downhill in reverse there was torque on the transmission and this held the manual transmission in that messed-up position. I could not even put my car in to neutral to coast out of the street. The tow truck operator that picked me up said that if I had had someone push the car slightly forward I could have gotten the tranmission into neutral.2. The back (drum) brakes were very recently rebuild and were assembled in reverse; they tightened up every time the brakes were used until they locked.
neutral safety switch/ or reverse switch faulty thanks. how would i go about replacing the safety switch? is it difficult?
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