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Reverse doesn't work. drive slips

I start the car and shift the AT to R and it makes whinning noise for a second and then reverses but very shaky. I shift into D and then the car movs forward normally. The RPM gauge and Speedometer move together but when the car should automatically shift into 2nd gear, it does not, instaed it just keeps on going to red line. It sometimes shifts finally at red line but sometimes I need to manually let go of the gas and press it again to get it to shift, but that doesn't always work either and it jut shoots back up to red line. It will do that until I get to freeway speeds. I had the check engine light turn on when this problem started, butsince then my battery died resetting the light. Now I can;t get the light to turn back on so I can OBDII the problem. Now sometimes reverse won't even catch unless I rev really high. It's acting like it is a 5speed with a worn ot clutch. Any ideas?

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Sounds like a transmission problem. It could be just electrical, but sounds like it may be partially internal with the reverse problem you are having. You need to take it to a trans shop, or the dealer.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • onimusha98 Sep 08, 2010

    im having the exact same problem. got to get the tranny hott for it to work. if u find a fix let me know

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