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My car jerks or kicks back roughly when I shift to Reverse. What does this mean and what can I do about it? When I shift to the other gears it's a smooth transition.

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  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 17, 2010

    Thank you very much!! I will try your suggestions!!

  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 17, 2010

    Thank you very much!! I will try your suggestions!!

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Hi.

There is a number of possible reasons for the car jerking when you put in reverse. Things are also different depending if you have auto or manual tranny.

As first thing check the tranny fluid and eventually replace the fluid. This will rule out a common reason for troubles of this kind (or eventually fix the problem).

If that does not help, go to a local garage and have the motor mounts checked. This is the most typical reason for this problem, at least on manual transmission.
On Auto trans, after checking mounts, also have the torque converter clutch tested. A bad shift solenoid in the solenoid pack (in the valve body) may cause the reverse shifting roughly.

Also ensure that the problem is not linked to high idle.


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Hi i have an automatic audi a5. Sometimes when i use the reverse it kicks. The overall drive is fine. What is the problem?

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First, check your transmission fluid level. Next, check your front and rear motor mount bushings, the rubber around it has gone bad. If your motor and transmission mounts are ok then look for a internal transmission problem or badly worn drive shaft joints

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If it starts to **** when you let go of the break than its problably your tans oil...
This happened to me twice . I had a leak on my trans and when it runs out of oil it start to **** the gears. Mine does it on first

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Hi! May I ask if you are driving a standard manual transmission or an automatic one. Hope to know more. Thanks!

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  • brdgtrmbrt Jul 16, 2010

    automatic transmission

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    dj_relly999 Jul 16, 2010

    Hi! It could be the transmission solenoid. It may be faulty causing it to fail on reverse. You will have to have it replaced. Its not an easy job but if you have experience on doing this well its doable.

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    dj_relly999 Jul 17, 2010

    No problem. Good luck!

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