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My reverse went out but only go forward!

I was backing down my driveway and I abruptly shift my gears from reverse to drive now my 1999 Jimmy GMC won't go in reverse. What I can I do solve this situation. Do I need a new Transmission or there is simple solution to this problem. The truck still drive forward but not in reverse.

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    Having same problem with 1998 Jimmy, but have not found out why yet.

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    Does your trans shift through all four gears in foward

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Shouldnt be a big deal.

Your shift linkage is probably bent.

You will need to go to a trans shop and get it fixed.

I highly recommend AAMCO since they warranty their work. They will have to "unbend" the bracket or readjust the cable play, or repair the linkage that places the car in the proper gear according to your indicator on steering column or dash.

Not a big deal...but then again you could have crushed the synchro gears, but i truly doubt it!


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