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When getting out of my garage, right after I started the car put in reverse I heard a loud clunk and my car would't go backwards Mazda MPV 2003lx

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your MPV?

2003

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

Nothing

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

No thank you

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Mazda
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Mazda Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Justanswer!

There are several things you could have going on. You could have a mechanical drivetrain failure that's preventing the vehicle from moving, it could be a failure in the transmission, the problem could simply be a broken brake shoe or pad that has wedged and is preventing a wheel from turning.

With the engine off and vehicle on flat ground are you able to push the vehicle with the trans in neutral?

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