I was given a car whose reverse gear didn't work. Soon afterward, the drive gear failed as well. I did a transmission rebuilt on it and now the reverse gear works perfectly.
The drive gear though is not working. The car can go forward when I switch to drive, but no matter how much I depress the gas pedal, only the engine roars, but the car can only go up to about 20-30 mph; it is almost like the car can't switch gears automatically.
While I can't say the rebuilt was flawless, I am pretty confident about it. Could there be other problems causing this? I noticed that when switch gears with the shift stick, the switch was not immediately and I often had to shake it back and forth a little before it would change the gear.
If the transmission rebuilt was flawed, where do you think the problem most likely is?
Thank you for your time.
P.S. I know the car is old and has high mileage, so it is probably not worth it to fix it. But it was free and I want to get more experience working with the transmission.
have the same problem?
Saturday, July 5th, 2008 AT 11:21 PM