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04 WONT SHIFT IN REVERSE BUT WILL GO IN DRIVE BUT WHEN IN DRIVE WILL NOT EXCEED 20 MPH AND RPMS ARE 5000

2004 Hyundai Accent • 167,000 miles

Car will engage in all gears when idle with brake pressed
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Clampets
January 17, 2012.



Have it scanned for codes and check transmission fluid pressure, level, and condition. The fluid should be red or pink in color, with no brown tinge. And it should also not smell burned.

Rivermikerat
Jan 17, 2012.
Could it be that the tranny needs serviced and new filter. Or could it be shift control solenoid I did notice the fluid wasn't pinkish red it was like dirty looking but fluid level is fine

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Clampets
Jan 17, 2012.
Dirty looking fluid needs to be flushed. Changing the filter is also a good idea, but changing the filter won't change all of the fluid. It needs to be flushed.

Rivermikerat
Jan 17, 2012.
If the trans fluid level is correct but dirty, that does not bode well.

Flushing is not going to help in this case. Most probably you need a new trans.
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KHLow2008
Jan 17, 2012.
At 167000 miles, not hard to believe.

Rivermikerat
Jan 18, 2012.

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