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1993 Acura Vigor Question: Car won't back up.

 

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Ricks6, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, Como, NC, July 31, 2010, 14:31
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Car will move forward but not backward.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, August 02, 2010, 09:31
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    Hi, do you have a manual or automatic transmission?

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    Visitor, August 02, 2010, 12:15

    automatic transmission.

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    Bret Bodas, August 02, 2010, 12:29
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    Does the shifter shift into reverse normally? Or does it feel different? Does the engine rev up when you try to accelerate in reverse?

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    Visitor, August 02, 2010, 12:38

    The shifter goes into reverse, but the car doesn't move. The engine does rev up when I put it in reverse; like its in neutral.

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    Bret Bodas, August 02, 2010, 12:44
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    Sorry to say this sounds like the transmission has an internal problem. It may need to be repaired or replaced with a rebuilt transmission depending on the condition and mileage. I suggest taking it to a shop and have it inspected, try an ATRA shop, they are really knowledgeable about transmissions. http://bit.ly/ATRA_Info
    Good Luck!

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    Visitor, August 02, 2010, 13:01

    Thank you so much bretb. I was told it was my transmission but I didn't want to believe it because it goes forward. I was also told that I could get it rebuilt versus get a whole transmission. The car has alot of miles.

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    Bret Bodas, August 02, 2010, 13:20
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    This is a fairly common symptom when a transmission fails, so it sounds like a correct diagnosis. I suggest you look into getting a re-manufactured transmission with at least a 3 year warranty, these are quite common at good transmission shops.

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    Visitor, August 02, 2010, 13:37

    Okay. Thanks again.

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