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91' toyota camry won't reverse when put into gear

We checked the transaxle oil and it smells burnt .. should we change the oil first or is the problem coming from somewhere else?

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The cheapest initial fix would be to replace the fluid and clean the filter. Try that and see how it goes. Either way it needs to be done.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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