A couple of weeks ago, I accidentally shifted into reverse while moving forward at about 40 mph. Now it doesn't want to back up when I shift it into reverse. Is it the transmission?

Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 10:48 PM about the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: General

It's a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  When I realized that I'd accidentally shifted it into reverse (big grinding sound), I shifted it into neutral, then back into drive.  I was trying to shift it into 2 wheel drive from 4 wheel drive, but shifted gears instead...

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115,125

I would have to advise you to have it checked out by a certified trans tech. Sounds like you may have some internal damage to trans.

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10,855

Prob a sprag clutch. Cheap part, expensive labor. Internal as Dandy stated.

165

I concurr :P Just make sure next time, u slow down to close to 5 mph, like it says to do, before u try to do any shifting

Thanks for your help.

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