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Will not go in reverse. Will start out and drive in 1st gear only. Once it tries to shift to the next gear the transmission disengages and car must be shut off in order to go back into first gear. It will not go back to first gear even if the vehicle is stopped and put in park/neutral.

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  • nurse 7572 Jan 08, 2009

    1998 dodge sport stuck in drive will shift from d 2 1 but will not go up n r p

  • Wrebchinreno Feb 01, 2009

    Same Intrepid, ,my daughter was driving in a 35mph zone and the car started "bogging down" after pulling over she had no reverse the engine was hot put near red res just enough to wet the recovery tank and nearby wires The fluid is pink, not a bit of burnt smell/ the original post is exactly our symptoms

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Sounds like an internal trans problem,but first,all of the external diagnostic checks need to be performed.Check fluid level,scan for diagnostic trouble codes,look at clutch volume indexes in the data stream,and also look at the input and output speed sensors to make sure they are functioning,as well as the command gear from the computer,and the PRNDL switch.The big tip thats an internal problem is the Reverse problem.Reverse is purely mechanical and hydraulic controls.Electronic malfunctions usually don't affect Reverse gear.

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Need check the linkage, set it right first, otherwise probably you need re-build your trans.

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** Column Shift. Make sure your pull pin lock is working properly (disengages the shift lock when you pull back the gear shift before you select a gear) if its broke theres two possible behaviors you'll experiance -1. You cant pull the gear shift back at all or -2. No effort or less than normal effot is required to pull back the gear shift. If all that checks out then you have to inspect the steering column linkage bar (you may have to remove some of the steering column housing to view it. Make sure the bar isn't bent or that its movement isnt obstructed.

***Automatic Transmission Linkage Check - Look under the kick panel located above the gas and brake pedals.........Once linkage is located under the dash (kick panel) disconnect it and try the gear shift. If the cable moves under the dash then reconnect it and move on to the next step.
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