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My 1990 chevy caprice wont go in drive but goes in reverse, whats the problem

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Is it the shifter that won't go into reverse, or is it the transmission that isn't locking in?

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Most likely needs a transmission...seek a quality trans shop for proper diagnosis...Lee

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The bands are slipping and can only be repaired by a gearbox mechanic It is not something you can fis yourself. in extreme cases it is cheaper to have a reconditioned exchange gearbox fitted than to try and have your own repaired

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