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After replacing battery 2003 Kia Sorento has problems

After replacing battery 2003...

After replacing battery 2003 Kia Sorento has problems engaging reverse. All other gears perfect.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

New battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just replaced battery. Tested it and was weak

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Car ran perfect before battery replacement

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3/25/2018
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Is the concern with reverse it slips, or is delayed, or is harsh?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I put in drive it engages. Reverse does nothing with put in reverse. We have to turn car completely off then back on and then it engages

Once you do a restart does reverse work flawlessly the rest of the day engaging and using?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It seems like random issue.

More than likely the issue is within the valve body with a sticking reverse clutch valve or pressure control valve not allowing adequate pressure to get to the reverse clutch to hold the clutch pack together. I recommend an overhaul of the valve body prior to digging in deeper.

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