CAR STRUGGLES TO MOVE IN REVERSE TRAN FLUID FINE

  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • 1991 Plymouth Acclaim
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 140 miles

Car struggles to move in reverse tran fluid fine

Friday, March 8th, 2013 AT 9:57 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Have a trasn guy look atit it may have clutch/seal problems.

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Friday, March 8th, 2013 AT 10:48 PM
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It does move backwards slow. What it does is resist moving. Like the car is stuck or something. Forward is fine. Happened suddenly I beleive. No problems before this with drivetrain.

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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 12:29 AM
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Sounds like either a pump pressure problem or a troque converter problem or you have two clutches applying that arenot supposedto be it cold also be a bad roller clutch in it. Have a trans guy diagnose it

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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 12:43 AM
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The car drives fine shifts fine it's just the reverse that is not right. I actually have not looked at car yet myself just got description from relative. I was thinkin maybe it could be somethin other than trans like a brake issue or wheel issue?

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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 4:25 PM
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If it were a brake issue it woldn'tmove forward either or make bang due to parking brake hanging up. REverse requires the most pressure inside the transmission to operate that is why I said have a trans guy look at it. You could have lost a clutch like a front or dierct clutch or an overdirve thrust bearing has failed. I'd bet the fluid is crappy looking as well

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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 4:34 PM
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I know the back brakes were really rusty cause car sat for yrs. Thinik maybe a shoe came loose and wedged but like you say I would expect a clunk noise. I think if when I get to it if I cant see anything obvious with inspection of car I will put front wheels off ground and see what happens.

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Sunday, March 10th, 2013 AT 4:16 AM
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So a mechanic looked at it and said back brake on 1 wheel is jammed only turns forward easily. Something wrong inside drum. So I think I guessed right on piece of shoe got loose and stuck between another shoe and drum. Or it's just too tight?

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Friday, March 15th, 2013 AT 8:06 PM
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Pull it off and look at it whichshold have been done in the first place. Make sure the shoes are on correctly, smaller shoe in front

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 AT 2:25 PM
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It WAS the drivers rear BRAKE that was causing problem. Drum was fine. Shoes were bad worn and drum had lots of crud in it. New shoes/hardware and it's fine now.

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013 AT 5:23 PM

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