Why is it having trouble moving in reverse?
My car has trouble moving in reverse. Whenever I have to back up, it seems like the gears are just not engaging fully or something like that. It's an automatic transmission. It's gotten so bad that when I park my car, I have to make sure that I don't have to reverse up a hill to get out. I almost have to push the gas pedal down all the way to back up even a small incline. Any ideas as too what might be causing this?
Two things can be wrong, either your transmission has bad transmission fluid in it or has none, and that will tear up your gears and the second is rebuilding your transmission. This is cheaper than a whole new one and you only repair the injured parts. If you are not the only owner then some one else could of done something bad in reverse that screwed this up. One possibilty is that the mechanic tightened your brakes to much as well but it sounds like the transmisson. Take it in to a specialist and have it done.
My 2002 Accord EX-V6 does the same thing. BUT-- I have found a fix. If I move it to Drive for a moment, then back to Reverse, it goes OK. It has been doing this for a few months now (147K miles).
I had my mechanic check the fluid and replace it. He said it was burnt a little, and replaced it, but there was no change in this occasional (30% of the time) problem.
From another posting:
2002 Accord LXi CF8 2.3 auto - reverse problem
Yes we did resolve the problem in the end. The guys that originally rebuilt the transmission ended up pulling it apart again. They found that there was a hairline crack on the main shaft where it joined with the clutch pack that contains the reverse gear. The crack would open up when the trans oil was hot (and thinner), so when reverse was selected, it would also engage the forward drive gear at the same time (^ due to pressure bleed). So when forward and reverse are selected at the same time the transmission binds and the car ends up going nowhere fast. The more revs you give it the worse it gets.
They replaced the main shaft and now the problem is gone.
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