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My car won't shift into reverse. My car heats up fast. I hope you can help me as i'm a senior lady and can't afford a new car.

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may be occurring. At the very least, the vehicle's transmission needs to be serviced and inspected. When the service (a transmission fluid flush and fill) is performed, parts of the transmission can be inspected at the same time. Loosing reverse can be an indication of low or soiled transmission fluid. It can also be an indication of something more serious. Only further inspection will tell. Good luck!

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