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TRANSMISSION DOES NOT GO IN REVERSE IT GOES IN THE FORWARD GEARS BUT WILL NOT MOVE IN REVERSE

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WHEN THIS HAPPENS IT MEANS THE REVERSE CLUTCH HAS FAILED INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION, THIS REQUIRES THE TRANS BE TORN DOWN AND OVERHAULED TO REPAIR IT.

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This not my own answer it was answered byRon A Martinson Most of the time this is caused but a switch that screws into the side of the transmission. It is called the reverse switch and sometimes it is also the neutralsafety switch. It is located just above the transmission pan on the driver side and screws in like a spark plug. Normally has a three wire connector on it

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