won't go in reverse....only forward


Asked by Feb 10, 2007 at 06:40 PM about the 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

jeep won't move in reverse

5 Answers


Sounds like you need to replace the gears or the transmission, both of which are not an easy task meaning if you are not a very experienced mechanic it's time to take it to a mechanic. I had to have the tranny in my 98 jeep replaced for the same reason.

Best Answer

start with a check of your shifter alignment. As the vehicle ages, this becomes likely and this is where you start your troubleshooting. If not this, see the "replace gears or transmission" advice.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Bryan Palmer

Okay...gears have nothing to do with this. Shifter linkage could...but probably not. I'd say that your reverse is shot in your trans.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

passages plug up in them. you have to tear them apart and clean them out. after complete repair, add a cooler. there are several bulletins and recalls that may apply. you could get them up to date if it was apart and they apply to your VIN.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Lolo Return

No reverse in my jeep. All a sudden it stop reverse. Pls suggest what to do.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 68,649 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $999.


Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
Reputation 1,550
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,410
#3 thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee"
239 Great Deals out of 52,448 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Wrangler"
228 Great Deals out of 17,313 listings starting at $2,475
Used Ford Explorer"
737 Great Deals out of 53,220 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota 4Runner"
210 Great Deals out of 13,680 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
596 Great Deals out of 30,146 listings starting at $1,991
Used Ford F-150"
2,258 Great Deals out of 206,920 listings starting at $991
Used Honda Accord"
676 Great Deals out of 76,619 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Mustang"
318 Great Deals out of 42,747 listings starting at $895

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
32,324 listings starting at $24,090
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
166 Great Deals out of 13,164 listings starting at $23,295
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 5,127 listings starting at $15,895
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
138 Great Deals out of 3,587 listings starting at $15,800