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Generally what you are experiencing is caused by a mechanical failure of the transmission. What codes are you getting or do you know? I assume if youre replacing solenoids youre doing it because of a code.
It definitely could be. Youre gonna need SOMETHING to go off of to make that determination. You could start by checking line pressures but I wouldnt. If you have an AAMCO transmissions in your area call and see if the do free code checks.. in my area they do. If so get it in and get the code checked and get a report and then turn them down when they try to sell you the transmission that they WILL say you need regardless and then let me know the code and I can tell you either what it is or what to check next.
If morals keep you from taking the free service and running then most local shops should pull your transmission codes for under 50 bucks. If the lights flashing there IS a code in there... how much information that will give you I cant be sure but it will at least let me know what to have you check.
Alright. Just reply when you get the codes. I will be here. Thanks
Well thats not great news. Reverse is not at all electrically controlled. For it to "drop out" of gear like that its gonna be something mechanical and most likely internal but I will reserve judgement until you get the codes. I dont want to deliver bad news if it could be something relatively minor.