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2001 Dodge Durango: reverse after having hitting a deer..road

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my 2001 Dodge Durango will not go into reverse after having hitting a deer and running off the road
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer, I'm Neal and I am here to assist you.

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I assume the fluid level is good? That has been checked?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes the fluid level is good yes it has been checked
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

Then it is just going to be a problem with your linkage, it was either damaged or there is still debris stuck up under the truck ocstructing it.

 

A visual inspection would be the first thing to do.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

But there is notthing under or ocstructing it

Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
Then it must be damaged or bent up. Is it stuck in park?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No the forward gears work fine..
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
And you can get it in park also?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes .
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
Other than damage to the linkage, it could be some kind of problem internally but that does not make any sense if you only ran off the road. It would be a strange coincidence if your transmission failed at the same time as the accident, and that is an unusual failure to only lose reverse.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
But I have replaced three solenoids in the trans when I did a tuneup on it about a year ago because a guy at the dealership said it would be a good idea
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
Did you lose reverse at the time of the accident?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.

I would really be checking the linkage, it's strange but I don't know what else it could be.

Neal and 2 other Dodge Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
thanks for the help n-e-how
Expert:  Neal replied 5 years ago.
OK, good luck with it.