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I was at a light and the transmission jerked alittle and acted like it was in nuetral ,would not go into gear,later that day after pulling it home,it started working for a little while and did the same thing over again ,its always worked fine and never slipped or skiped. but we did have a battery leak all over the transmission.

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  • srvargas2 Jul 14, 2009

    no reverse and the transmission just gives alittle grinding noise when u take it uot of park and only when u put it back in,park do u hear the noise and a little hum.



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The battery leak should not be a problem. Is the transmission fluid level correct? When the transmission stops going forward, do you still have reverse and able to back up?
Let me know.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey Jul 14, 2009

    If both the forward and reverse gears are not functioning accompanied by the grinding noise would indicate a final drive output gear or drive hub failure. The transmission will have to be removed and the components replaced.

    Sorry for the bad news, I had hoped it would been simpler.

    Good luck.

    Best regards,



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