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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-21-2015, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Transmission Not Going in Reverse Need Help.

I came out the other morning and hopped in the car when i put it in reverse nothing it would just idle. After a few seconds it jumped into reverse and on my way I went. Hour or two later did the same thing but after going a few places it been running about an hour then it would just jump into reverse. Now every morning when I go out it just idles in reverse but goes in every other gear just like normal. I took the vehicle in to get checked at the dealership they had it for a day and told me it needed a new transmission but never charged me anything and said they added fluid to the transmission. Either they never touched it and are filling me full of crap or they are really nice knowing I am getting ready spend money on a new transmission. Any have an idea or ever had this happen before.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 07:46 AM
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I don't know enough to help with this issue, but for anyone helping troubleshoot, it might be important to know he's got an 06 LT Coupe Automatic (I noticed he posted that info elsewhere).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 11:02 AM
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Hold off on buying a new transmission. Often times, the simplest (and cheapest) solution is usually the right one. Could be as simple as a corroded TCM wire or a poor ground, even a bad tranny mount or blown fuse. Other people here can be of more help, good luck.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 11:27 AM
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Put a used transmission in it. It's a 2006 cobalt, a new transmission is probably worth more than the car (seriously, not joking). That is if that's what ends up being wrong.

Is there a check engine light on? Even if there isn't I would get the codes read. Kind of weird that overnight reverse just stopped working.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 03:19 PM
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i would start by having the tranny serviced, new fluid and screens and such, it may help.
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