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What would cause a 1998 SL2 Automatic not to drive in reverse when all other gears work fine and all fluids have been topped off?

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2009-08-18 13:18:53

My daughters 1997 Saturn SC2 coupe automatic transmission has no reverse? what would cause this?? and how can i fix it without replacing the transmission.

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There can be several things that will an automatic transmission not to work properly. The most common cause is a lack of transmission fluid. Broken shifting linkage can also cause the problem.

Letting the fluids get too low (leak?), switching repeatedly from drive to reverse while the wheels are turning (did the van get stuck?), wear and tear from high miles, towing/pulling something too heavy, or not having the fluids changed every once in a while are all possible reasons an automatic transmission could burn up.

Most likely the reverse band (in an automatic) - Also note that some of these cars used an anti-fill/drain-back valve in the valve body, this can cause a delay in how long it takes for reverse or low to start working.

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could be either transmission shift linkage not engaging reverse ( stops at neutral ) worn joint connectors sometimes cause this. or reverse clutches or gears bad inside transmission.

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If this is an automatic transmission, more than likely the transmission is on it's way to the junkyard. Usually failing transmissions lose reverse first, then the higher forward gears - last will be the lowest forward gears.

Assume it's an automatic. You probably have a bad valve-body or clutch pack in the transmission.

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by drinking to alot of fluids

cause if your car went automatic then you could not control it

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