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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2w Drive won't go into reverse.

I can feel the transmission engage in reverse but when I press on the gas it's just like it's in neutral.

What's up??

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    bad news the trans has failed, time for an overhaul.

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Service the transmission and when you have the pan off, adjust the reverse band. It is either out of adjustment or worn out. Try the adjustment first and if it doesn't get any better, you'll have to have the transmission rebuilt.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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