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1998 ford explorer

I put my car into reverse, something went bang, like I had hit something, and then I had no reverse gear. Could this be the belt? If not please could you give me an idea.

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If your truck still drive forward you broke the reverse band in the transmission. sorry to say it will take an overhaul to fix.
good luck
just an idea take it to a transmission shop they might be able to help you out better than a general repair shop. a ford deaker will only want to sell you a new or rebuilt.

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