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Is there a switch or relay on transmission it drives great but wont move in reverse

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  • kenneth j white
    kenneth j white Feb 08, 2016

    transmission fluid is very clean and does not smell burnt

  • kenneth j white
    kenneth j white Feb 08, 2016

    Automatic transmission



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SOURCE: transmission shifting problems

If Drive Selector switch is properly aligned then a shift silonoid might be the problem.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009


Luke Bradford

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Expedition Transmission will

I assume that it is an automatic transmission

Posted on Oct 06, 2010


Charlie Hendrix

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SOURCE: truck wont go in reverse or drive 1997 ford ranger

Sounds like your linkage needs adjusting

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

Tom V

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SOURCE: transmission

At idle and the vehicle in nuetral check your transmission fluid level. If it is low your will need to add ford only transmission fluid which will come in a variety of manufactures. Don't use the multi vehicle fluid. You will then need to see where it is leaking from. If the fluid level is good look at the color of the fluid on the stick. if it is brown that means it is burnt and probably need a transmission.

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2nd post, adds wont move.... Great.
you keep saying relay, why ask for non existent relay????
(dreaming of one?, sure.... dig that, its cheap, but...)
it sure is not the shiftlock (park) lock out relay... cuz you shifted, to drive. there is no TCC relay, (its fully electronic drive all 3 solenoids)
so there is no relay, sorry, have Full TCM schematic in hand

so get is serviced?
or check all fuses yet?
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check line pressure hot>? (i bet fails)
scan the PCM?/TCM?
why do you keep saying relay, with no photos to show?
Sometimes (bad deal) hot ATF fluid can leak internally, and cause a failure.

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  2. check A/T levels.?
  3. do full flush and fill and pray?
  4. scan it yet, yes, it must be scanned or thto get transmission codes.. all 1998 suz. any normal scan tool connected will show P07xx codes, so that is Next, scan it. (DIY, or get it scanned) best in all cases, SCAN while it FAILS !!!!
  5. the shifter lever moves to drive but the transmission cable does not at the BOX, 2 person checks. to do that.
  6. The FSM book covers. (all on car checks A/T) do so?

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disconnect your negative battery cable, check the fuse block. It should be a 20A fuse(#F203). Some models use a 10A fuse(#F26). Replace as needed
Reconnect the battery, test.
if that doesn't work...

have already checked the fuse, check to see if you have a "reversing light relay" (K6325) (My 2001 z3 does not) If present, disconnect negative battery cable and replace the entire relay. It is not worth trying to refurbish them.
Reconnect the battery, test.
if that doesn't work...

If both the fuse and relay are in good order, it is likely a fault in your wiring or the "reversing light switch"(S8511)

On the manual transmission:
The switch is located on the left of the gertrag transmission
The switch is located on the right of the ZF transmission

unscrew the switch from the transmission
install the new switch, tighten to 15 ft-lbs torque

On the automatic transmission:
If replacing the fuse and relay did not work there is an issue with your transmission range switch, various shift solenoids, shift linkage, etc. I highly recommend a dealer or qualified facility's examination.

I hope this helped!

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if you have your foot on the brake and it will not move, then i would focus on the transmission safety switch. trans has to sense foot pressure on the brake before allowing you to move the stick from park to any position (reverse, drive, etc).

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