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Car won't back up.

(1993 Acura Vigor)
in Como, NC on July 31, 2010
Car will move forward but not backward.
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on August 02, 2010
Hi, do you have a manual or automatic transmission?
on August 02, 2010
automatic transmission.
on August 02, 2010
Does the shifter shift into reverse normally? Or does it feel different? Does the engine rev up when you try to accelerate in reverse?
on August 02, 2010
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.
on August 02, 2010
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.
Good Luck!
on August 02, 2010
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.
on August 02, 2010
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.
on August 02, 2010
Okay. Thanks again.
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