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Reverse quit working suddenly and shifts hard going forward (automatic)

Problem happened suddenly. ****** fluid is full, nice & red. No leaks. When problem first happened reverse went out without warning. Pushed car out of parking stall and drove it home (approx. 15 miles). Car would shift late and hard and then was somewhat 'jerky' for entire drive. Is ****** shot? Possibly a sensor, vaccum hose or something less than full ****** rebuild or replacement?

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Suspect fluid flywheel.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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  • Jamie Alton
    Jamie Alton Nov 04, 2012

    Are you talking about the torque convertor?

  • Jamie Alton
    Jamie Alton Nov 04, 2012

    There is no such thing as a fluid flywheel.

  • tedsabat
    tedsabat Nov 05, 2012

    Jamie, a fluid flywheel IS a torque convertor. with an extra rotor.

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    tedsabat Nov 05, 2012

    When the extra rotor fails that is when you lose the increased torque, you still get drive but with over heating and sluggish performance.

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Hi there.Hope this can help.On the top of the transmission there's a black electrical plug that the shift linkage goes in..It sounds like the range sensor is out of adjustment..If you try going from reverse to like first or second does it still stall.You may have to get it adjusted.Does the selector in the car where it say P R N D 2 1 Line up with its indicator.

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a chevy mechanic suspected shift cable was worn or damaged...mine will sometimes engage..and then wont engage at all even tho shifter moves freely....

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