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I drove my 91 Chevy caprice through a big puddle of water

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I drove my 91 Chevy caprice through a big puddle of water and when I parked the car to go in to a store left car running and when I got back in the car ūüöó it wouldn't go into reverse never had a problem like this before the ck engine light blinked 2x what does this mean and how to fix it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry your having this problem

is the transmission fluid full ?

is the transmission physically being shifted into reverse ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No its driving but after I *get up to 35 miles it seems like it doesn't want to go in over drive so I lay off the gas a d press it agian to over drive but when I try to back out it wont reverse everything else is working after and now I am driving it just no reverse I got something from the auto store to dry it out have done 2x
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was going to drain the transmission fluid and put new in
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

reverse requires no electronics to operate at all

if the fluid is full and its being shifted into reverse it should reverse

with reverse not working at all drop the pan and check for water in the fluid or any debris in the bottom of the pan next

the odds are this will be a reaction carrier failure or possibly the low/reverse band is bad

those are the only 2 things to gain reverse and since you have forward gears the pump and converter are fine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so my boyfriend said it was kinda bubbly in the trans fluid
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

drop the pan and change the filter and fluid

if you still do not have reverse then the transmission would need to come out and apart and the reaction carrier and reverse band checked

nothing else will cause NO reverse when it drive forward

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank u some said also could be the sensor
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

not for reverse

reverse uses no sensors to operate at all

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok will do hope its just the fluid since everthing else works and never had no problems other than this how many quarts do it take to change out
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

usually 3 to 4 quarts

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank u no how do I not get charged a monthly fee lol ty so much
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank hope its just the fluids and thanks so muchūüĎć
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

anytime

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Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

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