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Automatic transmission will not engage in reverse. sounds like it does from underneath. all other gears seem to be working just fine. no warning lights or other indications of failure. have not checked fluid yet but thats my next step. it is a 2002 nissan xterra 2WD super charged. thank you for any assitance you can provide

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