I got the Jeep back with its somewhat-repaired transmission about a year ago, and I guess I should be glad I got that year. The transmission has never been right – and this afternoon it decided it didn’t want to go into reverse.
I left it pointed toward the wash, of course I can’t back into my usual parking place and I have to take it to D&L’s tomorrow morning because a propane run is not optional.
I might be able to sort it out myself: It could be a problem with the linkage because Neutral is still Drive and Reverse seems to be Neutral. Found out about it too late in the day to get very enthusiastic about crawling around under the Jeep. And D&L’s yard is big enough to turn the Jeep around in. If this nice weather holds I’ll see what I can see tomorrow after the morning water run.
The poor thing has spent nearly its whole life off-pavement, and it really is coming apart like an old toy.
Yup, sounds like a loose linkage gone out of adjustment or low trans fluid or both. Check any sensor wiring while under there too.
Worn bushings in the shift linkage? It’s happened to me.
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Hope it is the linkage. Never have like dodge products.