How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 22822
Experience:  ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
Type Your Chrysler Question Here...
sprinkles08 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My car makes a bump bump bump sound when you put in reverse.

Customer Question

My car makes a bump bump bump sound when you put in reverse. It acts like it s having a hard time going in reverse.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
It's possible that you could have an issue with the rear brakes but it may also be an issue with the reverse clutch in the trans.
If the noise comes from the rear or it feels as if it's trying to move with the brakes pressed then you likely have one or more broken brake shoes. The shoe material can break free of the shoe backing plate and then wedge against the drum preventing you from moving in one direction or the other.
If the wheels turn freely but it seems to be slipping in reverse then the reverse clutch is almost surely slipping. Does this seem to be the case?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It wasn't either of those things. The motor mount had broken. Please refund my money.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
There may have been some miscommunication as a motor mount won't cause a transmission engagement issue.
If you would like a refund of your deposit you can do so from your screen.