my 2001 Dodge Durango will not go into reverse after having hitting a deer and running off the road
Country: United StatesMake: DodgeModel: Durango r/tYear: 2001Engine: 5.9 L
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I assume the fluid level is good? That has been checked?
yes the fluid level is good yes it has been checked
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.
But there is notthing under or ocstructing it
Then it must be damaged or bent up. Is it stuck in park?
No the forward gears work fine..
And you can get it in park also?
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.
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
Did you lose reverse at the time of the accident?
I would really be checking the linkage, it's strange but I don't know what else it could be.
30 years experience in Dodge Chrysler and Plymouth
thanks for the help n-e-how
OK, good luck with it.