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From reverse band to servo to solenoid...to a whole transmission... we have heard several points of view for you to consider.

  • My truck is slowly having that problem, it takes a few trys to get it into reverse. Just need the gears replaced.
  • Well your reverse band is probably shot which really isn't to hard of a rebuild. But it could possibly be just a bad servo or a solenoid depending on the year. And if it is an electronic trans, more than likely you have a bad solenoid, so it isn't pushing you servo to your reverse band and not locking up the sun and drum so it can't change power output.
  • Had that same problem with my 2000 Chevy Blazer it made a loud whining noise too !
  • You probably need a new transmission. Same thing happened to my Maxima, and the transmission was shot. Wouldn't go into reverse AT ALL, but it would drive forward. Needed to replace the whole thing.

As many people discover, diagnosing a vehicle problem, especially sight-unseen, is difficult. But these leads should help you feel more aware of potential issues when you talk it over with your repairman. If you are doing the job yourself, take it one step at a time. Check the first suggestion, and work your way through the list. Unfortunately, it sounds like you'll need to spend some money first to get it diagnosed, plus some to do the repair(s). Hopefully, you won't need a new transmission.

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