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03-26-2008, 09:02 PM
I got a 91 town & country van that can't go backwards. any info about this

03-26-2008, 09:36 PM
Hi sticks,

There are many potential causes for the "no reverse" problem you are experiencing. Unfortunately, most of them are problems with the internal components of the transaxle. However, the first check that should be made is that of the fluid level. If you don't know how to do this, get a Haynes manual (no. 30010). While your checking the fluid level, check the condition of the fluid. If it's dark and smells burned, there's a problem with a clutch pack or band inside the trans.

Next, the adjustment of the shift cable should be checked.

If the fluid level is OK and the shift cable is adjusted properly, you should probably leave the diagnosis to a transmission specialist. They have the tools and knowledge to find the problem. From that point, it's up to you; you can have your transaxle rebuilt, or you can take your chances and get one from a wrecking yard, install it and see what happens.

Good luck.