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Why do 1993 protege go forward in reverse gear?

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Answered 2007-12-20 08:49:09

The car is not actually in reverse, it only looks so because the linkage between your transmission and the shift lever is broken or stretched. Most likely the tranmission is fine, but the linkage will need to be looked at or replaced.

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