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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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My girlfriends 2003 CTS is having transmission problems. It

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Hi Pearl, my girlfriends 2003 CTS is having transmission problems. It will not engage into reverse, neutral is actually a drive gear now, and all other gears still drive? The car has ~160,000 km's on it.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: Not yet, i'll have to find it first I guess lol, would that affect only reverse gear?
JA: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It only just happened, and no, I will not be fixing it myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it will not go into neutral while the car is running, but it will with the car not running, I had to push it out of a nose first parking spot, then start the car, and it drove home fine, but it will not engage reverse. It is like park and reverse are PARK, and everything else (including neutral) are a drive gear?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Ron replied 1 month ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I am happy to assist you today. Give me just a moment to review your post, and I'll be right back with the help you need.

Expert:  Ron replied 1 month ago.

Has the system been scanned to see if there are any fault codes seting


Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I haven't had it scanned yet, I can access the fault codes by pressing f1 and f6 simultaneously, but I don't have the codes legend?
Expert:  Ron replied 1 month ago.

Doing that may not allow you to retrieve any transmission codes , if you can see if you can get it scanned with a full scanner to see if there are any electronic transmission codes setting. Post back with the results and we can work from there.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sounds good, thanks
Expert:  Ron replied 1 month ago.

Post back when you ready and we can work from there.

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