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1996 mercury villager transmission won't go in reverse

Is this transmission have a sensor that could go bad ? is there anyway to check this without pulling it out , or do I go get another transmission ?

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You can have a shop diagnose the problem by checking for a computer code that should tell them about the conditon of the sensor or solenoid. You shouldn't have to start over with a new trans, but get referrals to a good shop first. Always check your fluid levels first, make sure they are what they should be and that the fluid looks good and red, not dark and dirty. Sometimes it's the easy stuff that gets overlooked.

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center their repair cost, and compare it a new one.
If the repair cost is just 30 to 35% of buying a new one,
Then you may consider the repairing it. Otherwise, your
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