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I have 98 Ford Explorer 4 WD it drives very well but i can not use my reverse

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  • Shanethia08 Dec 18, 2008

    I had been driving my truck all morning, soon as I got in it that last time I heard a pop and then my truck would not back up is there something wrong with my transmission?

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    my 98 explorer dosnt shift in reverse but all the other gears do work.

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    Using 4 WD on the new Ford Explorer 2014 Model

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Sounds like the gear(Band )is stuck or broke a tramission spec would fix it in under a hr

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if were good there then its something internal.
RD

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