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My car was running fine untill about a week ago. My battery started dying alot. I got the battery to hold a charge finally, but now my car is refusing to go into reverse. Its not grinding. Its just feeling like it is locked not letting it going to the reverse position. It will go forward and everything else works. It is a 2003 Dodge Neon RT and it is a manual 5 speed. My car only has about 810000 miles

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Sounds like a problem with the gear selector itself. These can wear and cause the problems you describe. Another possibility is that something underneath the car is interfering with the action of the gear selector. I recently had a car with a broken exhaust mount. As a result he exhaust had dropped into a different position and was preventing the free movement of the gear selector underneath the car. All gears could be engaged apart from reverse - so worth investigating.

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