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my reverse just stop going in reverse, you wait around long

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my reverse just stop going in reverse, you wait around long enough it kicks in.
Submitted: 1 year ago via CarComplaints.com.
Category: Car
Expert:  Edward replied 1 year ago.

Eclayton4 :

Hello and thanks for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do all I can to help. Let me first ask, what make and model vehicle do you have? and how many miles are on it approximately? thanks.

Customer:

f150 2004 180.000

Eclayton4 :

Alright, First of all, did you check the fluid level? To be sure it is full, hot while idling in park? level surface? also, if you push the O/D lockout button, does that make any difference? Let me know.

Customer:

yes I did and yes I tried it in od off

Customer:

it hasn't been slipping or anything bout 3 months ago I did an transmission flushing and I maitanice it regular

Customer:

never had any problems but I did put a viper alarm in recently

Eclayton4 :

OK, In my opinion, the Reverse band servo seals are cut or hard, and not sealing well, or the reverse band itself is broken or damaged. Are all forward gears OK?

Customer:

so what do I need to do can I fix by myself

Customer:

a

Customer:

and what is

Customer:

and what is a s

Eclayton4 :

Let me post some pictures, give me just one second. thank you.

Eclayton4 :

Here is what the band looks like, if it is worn, you may see pieces of the friction material in the transmission pan when the pan is removed.

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Eclayton4 :

Here is the servo piston which pushes into the lug on the band.

Customer:

so I need to take it in , how much money am I looking at

Eclayton4 :

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Customer:

yea I need to take it in

Eclayton4 :

The servo piston itself is only around 20$. However, the valve body needs to come off to get to it, so I would say 2-300$ at an Aamco or Cottman trans. center. If the band itself has failed, you have to pull the trans. to remove the band, no way around it unfortunately. A rebuild or replacement possibly 1500 to 2500 depending on 4wd or not, and if any hard parts inside the trans. are damaged. However, I believe you are in good shape since you have all forward gears. I believe the Reverse Band Servo to be defective, and I believe it could be repaired for around 300$ 3 hours to remove the valve body and 30$ or less for the servo piston. Please let me know if you have anymore questions. thanks.

Customer:

thankn you now ill give you your rating

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