Car will move forward but not backward.
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1993 Acura Vigor Question: Car won't back up.
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, August 02, 2010, 09:31Master
Hi, do you have a manual or automatic transmission?
ReplyVisitor, August 02, 2010, 12:15
ReplyBret Bodas, August 02, 2010, 12:29Master
Does the shifter shift into reverse normally? Or does it feel different? Does the engine rev up when you try to accelerate in reverse?
ReplyVisitor, 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.
ReplyBret Bodas, August 02, 2010, 12:44Master
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
ReplyVisitor, 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.
ReplyBret Bodas, August 02, 2010, 13:20Master
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.
ReplyVisitor, August 02, 2010, 13:37
Okay. Thanks again.