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Jay, Certified Infiniti Technician
Category: Infiniti
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Experience:  20+years, Nissan and Infiniti experience and currently now working for a Infiniti Dealer
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1999 infinity i30, no reverse and car moves forward in

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1999 infinity i30, no reverse and car moves forward in nuetral, just serviced new fluid and new transmission filter
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Customer: 1999 infinity i30 transmission serviced yesterday plus new filter, now no reverse and car moves forward in nuetral
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

This may sound odd, but your transmission has what they call a Forward clutch for the forward gears and a reverse clutch for the reverse gears. It sounds like the reverse clutch has either failed, or something in the forward clutch operation has broke, locking it's engagement which is why it wants to move forward in neutral. This is more likely due to a internal failure in the transmission. So I am just preparing you on what to expect. I would take this to a Trans shop since they specialize in transmission repairs to have this verified.

Do you have any more questions on this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my wife bottomed out the car rupturing transmission pan, is it possible she bent an external linkage? where is the external linkage located?
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Well the valve body could be damaged. Which can certainly affect transmission operation. I would have the transmission pan removed and inspect for damage. Then go from there. That will require a visual inspect to determine if that is your issue.

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Thanks Jay!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please reply
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

I replied.. Do you have any more questions on this?