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2000 hyundai elantra gls: slipping..reverse..transmission fluid

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my 2000 hyundai elantra gls began slipping when the auto transmission began to shift, and then would hit real hard. then it quit going into reverse 90% of the time. i added transmission fluid and the forward motion gears work, but reverse will not.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ted G. replied 8 years ago.

Unfortunately it sounds like you have a failed transmission. There is no electronic control for reverse so a mechanical failure has occured. You need to get the car to a trans shop and have it checked. Don't drive it this way because you will do more(costlier) damage by driving it.