What happens when you put into reverse does it make any noises
It sounds like a squeaky belt noise. But if I park on a slightly sloped area, I can slowly back out but it takes a while because I try reverse first, then when it stops I put it in drive as far as I can go, then usually the reverse will work again.
All other gears are good. My cousing also said that when he looked at it, there was almost no fluid in the transmission, although Firestone did a trans flush about two mos before
ok I would start by getting fluid inspected again if low will take a while to go into reverse , if fluid is ok then you could have a pressure loss inside transmission or a bad clutch pack or reverse brake band inside. burnt not grabbing the drun to get into reverse .
if fluid is ok you could need a transmission over haul to fix a bad band or clutch pack
Not grabbing the drun?
What does that usually cost?
there is a band inside transmission if burnt it will not grab the brake drum that activates the reverse to work , a over haul runs around $1500.00
or you could get a used transmission for around half of that price
That's a lot of fixing for a car that only have 70K miles
I know this is not a cheap fix for transmisson repairs
What I'm asking is, Should the transmission need this type of repair at this stage?
it can fail at any time not a given mileage to fail , but it is not a common thing to fail at your mileage , I would have fluid checked first to see if you are low or have a leak first .
Firestone said there was no leak. But before my cousin filled it up, there was hardly any fluid in there so it had to have gone somewhere.
Can I keep driving the car without fixing the reverse thing until I have the funds?
if fluid was low you have a leak somewhere I would get a second opinion
you can drive it but inspect fluid level first
OK. I'll go to Firestone again tomorrow. Can I talk to you again if necessatry?
you can Accept and ask more questions, or relist and ask for me again , Thnak you ROY!