My blazer one day just would not go into reverse. I could put it on the "R" but it would not catch. I can go to the other gears but it takes a long time to shift from 1st to 2nd. I have always kept the fluids checked...I need help on what it may be. Thanks
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The two only causes I can think of for this IF it is an automatic is either low fluid or shifter alignment. Does the shifter align with the marks for all the forward gears? If you slowly go from park to drive, does reverse engage at any point?
If it is not fluid or shifter, then the transmission needs to be checked. Could be reverse gear or if lucky just the bands are not catching for reverse.
It sounds like the sun shell inside the transmission that is faulty, and that is due to a manufacturing process.. Unfortunately, this problem requires a rebuild or replacement of the transmission. The same thing happened to me about a month ago with my 97 Blazer. It cost me $1200.00 for a local transmission shop to rebuild mine. "The "sun shell" connects the reverse input drum to the
sun gear. The 2/4 band wraps around the reverse drum. When the reverse
clutches are applied the sun shell spins the sun gear. When the 2/4 band
is applied the sun shell holds the sun gear from spinning. This is why
when it breaks you lose reverse, second and fourth"
Does the gear selector show that is in reverse? Does the transmission have gear selector solenoids on the transmission? If so, may be a bad reverse select solenoid. Do the 'backup' lights come on when reverse is selected?
These transmissions are computer controlled, and this sounds like you have electronic problems coupled with mechanical transmission problems. I suggest you consult a transmission specialist to diagnose your problems.