1995 Chevy Van The reverse went out, all other gears work

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Transmission problem
1995 Chevy Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

This is a C-20, 3/4 ton. All of the other gears work in this automatic transmission. I started it one day and reverse was gone. I've had a friend that is a mechanic look at it and he can't figure out the problem. How do we fix this?

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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 2:32 PM

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Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

The transmission will need to be looked at by a qualified transmission builder, i'm afraid, the following are the main reasons for a NO reverse situation.

No Reverse Or Slips In Reverse
Defective input housing assembly. 3-4 apply ring stuck in applied position. Forward clutch not releasing. Turbine shaft seals missing or damaged. Manual valve link disconnected. Defective oil pump assembly. Retainer and ball assembly missing or damaged. Stator shaft seal rings or ring grooves damaged. Stator shaft sleeve scored or damaged. Reverse boost valve stuck, damaged or not assembled properly. Cup plug missing.
Restricted oil passage. Oil pump faces not flat. Converter clutch valve stuck. Defective valve body assembly. 2-3 shift valve stuck. Manual linkage out of adjustment. Spacer plate and gaskets incorrect, damaged or not positioned properly. Defective reverse input clutch assembly. Clutch plate worn. Housing and drum assembly cracked at weld. Clutch plate or return spring assembly retaining ring out of groove. Piston deformed or dished.
Seals damaged or missing. Retainer and ball assembly not sealing. Restricted apply passage. Defective low-reverse clutch. Clutch plates worn or retaining ring not positioned properly. Porosity in piston. Seals damaged. Return spring assembly retaining ring not positioned properly. Case porosity. Case cover plate not tightened properly or gasket missing or damaged.

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