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Reverse problem.

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#1 Tolerance02


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Posted 08 February 2004 - 09:28 AM

Legacy 2.2 AUT 4WD '94.

Because most cars here are with manual transmission i don't have much experiance with automatic.
So i'm asking you guy's.

No problem at all in forward gears, and as long as the engine is cold no problem in reverse to. But once warmed up, in reverse the car moves hardly. Engine is reving up but there is only little reaction in the vehicle.
The problem is not clearly described in the service manual.
Only the general troubleshooting table says,
As possible causes;
select cable or lever (can't be the problem i guess because forward is ok.)
control valve - low & reverse clutch - and reverse clutch.
Not one word about why the problem only occures by hot engine.

Thanks in advance for any info.


#2 1 Lucky Texan

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 10:17 AM

Could respond well to a thorough fluid flush and refill. When the engine is hot, the tranny fluid is too.

has the vehicle had good maintenece? Is the fluid 'burnt' smelling or extremely dark? Proper level?

#3 applegump


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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:32 AM

Just today, when the tranny/engine was cold I went into reverse and hardly moved with the engine revving. This has never happened to me before. I also recently did an ATF change (not flush).

#4 Tolerance02


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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:33 AM

Thanks! The car arrives tomorrow, i will check that at first. But if ATF deterioration, should'nt there also be problems in forward gears?
I don't think the A.T. has been well maintained and i don't have any idea how many miles the car has.

As i said, nobody here has much experiance with A.T. and those shops who do are very expencive.


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Posted 08 February 2004 - 12:44 PM

From the ’91 FSM:

Vehicle does not start in “R” only (engine revving up):

Problem parts:
Select cable
Select lever
Control valve
Low and reverse clutch
Reverse clutch

Try the fluid change and check level first.

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