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2006 mark lt reverse gear not working

Out of no where it seems my reverse gear on transmission stopped working. It feels like it is engaging but does nothing the forward gears all appear to be working fine. Any ideas? Is this a normal think for 30k truck?

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  • joel dancer Nov 04, 2012

    It drives forward and all gears appear to change as they should. It is just when put in reverse you could feel like it shifted but does not engage gear to reverse.



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possible it could be in the valve body on the transmission but also could be a cut seal fix in the tail shaft
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Thats not good. Usually if you are having to rev the engine the line pressure is really low. either the pump is going bad or your have a huge leak somewhere. If reverse works fine without revving then it isn't the main pump.
Long story short someone is going to have to get pretty dirty. The transmission will likely need rebuilt. You might have someone check the valvebody just to make sure something isn't stuck. A look at the pan will give a good idea how much wear is on the rest of the transmission.

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The TCM or transmission control module may be bad or a stuck trans. shift soleniod. It may be worth it just to take it to a certified transmission shop to have them run a diagnostic check to retrieve the TCM's trouble codes then go from there.

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