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No reverse gear all others fine. - Explorer Ford Cars & Trucks

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  • wkjans Jul 22, 2008

    i was backing up and went 20 feet .then i had no reverse.i have all forword gears

  • leachde Jul 23, 2008

    I have a 1998 Ford Explorer, I put it in reverse one day and there was a loud pop, and the car has not went in reverse for about 3 months. It drives in the other gears just fine. It will roll in reverse...Do I have to replace the transmission?

  • benjie_sanlo Nov 17, 2008

    1998 explorer that run in drive shift excelent but wont engage in reverse. My wife told me that when placed the car in reverve gear a hard noise was felt inside the car.


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I have heard this before, and you will have people tell you to adjust the reverse gear band because it is slipping. Others will tell you to replace the valve body. Depending on how old the vehicle is and your intent to have it fixed you can either take it to a shop that will just fix what's broken, i.e. not say that it needs an entire rebuild, or you can try adding Lucas Trans oil to it, just follow the instructions on the bottle and see if it resolves.

Lucas oil can give you several years before you must have the work done, or if it's too far gone, it may only give you a few days. Either way it will allow you to get to a shop.

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Syncro mesh is caput wont cost much in a garage

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