What is wrong when it only go forward but no back up at all? on 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

It shift up and down ,but when put in reverse it doesn't do anything just idles

by in Potwin, KS on October 17, 2013
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3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by , October 17, 2013
Common for the reverse band to break in these transmissions. Need to have it scanned for possible codes. There is a very simple test that can be done just by driving the vehicle but every time i tell folks what to do they ALWAYS get it wrong! So just let a MECHANIC test drive it, can tell rather quickly if it is a mechanical or electrical problem, just by driving it and knowing how to test for manual low! Very simple and bulletproff! Good luck with it.
COMMENT by , October 17, 2013
Would but no mechanic on the islands....what is the test pls?
COMMENT by , October 17, 2013
Good luck with it!... Island in Potwin Kansas...Right!!!!!!!!!
ANSWER by , October 18, 2013
seek a free diag and est from aamco then shop prices
ANSWER by , November 25, 2014
I had same prob my reverse went out and it would drive forward to the trans shop and was told I needed a new trans or rebuild mine. H