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Hyundai Matrix 1.6

Can anyone help me with some issues I am having with my car. Its relating to the gear box (Auto) I dun very much trust most of the work shops the soluction is to change the gear box which I believe is not required. I had an accident recently and its a third party claim, and after collecting my car a week later I found out the reverse gear does not work but the normal gears still works, and this workshop is say its high time I change my gear box, which I believe is not really the issue. Can someone tell me will this bad inpact (accident) I had on my rear would have caused the gear box to come to this sitiuation. please help me on this I am not going to spend the money just becos some mechanic tells me its wear and tear. if its the cause of the impact the third party should be responsible agree with me anyone? your honest reply to this really appreciate.

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It is a front wheel drive vehicle and the impact of the accident could cause the trans mission control module to go into fault. to be honest if your vehicl was fine before the accident and now it doesn't work. the party responsible should have to pay. now i'm not a lawyer but common sense says that your trans mission is not working like it should. however unless i were to inspect it it would be hard for me to determine what is the exact cause. when you take it to a shop and ask them alot of questions not all mechanics are con artist. there bare alot of good peolpe out there that with be honest with you. they will hook it up to a scan tool and find out what is wrong with the trans. i'm sure during impact that the main computer threw codes and they will show up on the scan. hope this helps you. please rate this...thanks

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