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It just suddenly won't reverse only goes forward even when…

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It just suddenly won't...

It just suddenly won't reverse only goes forward even when it's in reverse

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

I've never had a problem with it there's no message on my message center either

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ford?

2003 ford expedition

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

Nothing its being towed to my house rn I checked the transmission fluid and it looks and smells fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?

And no I'm definitely not fixing it myself lol I wish I could

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

It won't move in neutral either in reverse it goes forward and the vehicle knows it's in reverse because my backup aide goes on

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