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Loss reverse gear in 98' Explorer XLT

When backing, car made a clunk sound and now I can no longer go into reverse. All forward gears still work fine. My vehicle is a 98 Explorer XLT with 120K miles on it.

How much can I expect to pay to have the broken reverse band repaired (parts & labor)?

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Most repair shops will only do a complete rebuild. Reason is, they have a guarantee attached, and corporate policy dictates they cannot repair a partial problem. There is some merit to their logic, as in...most transmission (automatic) problems have a source...which may quickly disable or break another band or drive servo if there is no complete rebuild.

As for price, parts alone would only run $50-75, for standard reverse band...labor would still be full price...because they will still charge for removal and installation, and have to remove several other servos and bands to get to the reverse band.

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SOURCE: Can anyone tell me if the 98 Ford Explorer transmission first gear and reverse share the same band??

I'm showing three bands in the parts book, overdrive, intermediate, and reverse. Nothing listed for first gear.
I can't say for certain first does not use the reverse band, but it is not listed that way in the book.

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