myauto toyota fails to drive on all front gears but reverse works well what could be the problem

Asked by May 16, 2015 at 08:33 AM about the 1997 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

340

When did it start doing this and does it make any sounds when you put it into the forward gears

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Hunter has a question we need to give you an accurate answer. But not knowing anything else it is probably shot in need of rebuilt/ replacement. It has 'clutches' inside for forward and reverse. Since reverse is not used much and never at high speed it can be good while the others are burnt up. Pull the dipstick and put it right up to your nose, and if it has a burnt odor, not good.

340

i had the same problem in my plymouth. the engine would idle and rev up in the forward gears. forward gears were gone but reverse worked fine. pulled the dipstick and it was a burnt black/brown color and smelled kind of like burnt rubber. best bet is to just get it rebuilt.

Your Answer

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 64,931 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,450
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,100 Great Deals out of 70,463 listings starting at $750
Used Honda Civic
828 Great Deals out of 77,015 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord
1,085 Great Deals out of 61,818 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota RAV4
898 Great Deals out of 58,798 listings starting at $1,690
Used Nissan Altima
1,087 Great Deals out of 74,346 listings starting at $875
Used Nissan Sentra
528 Great Deals out of 49,742 listings starting at $1,900
Used Hyundai Elantra
496 Great Deals out of 41,780 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
581 Great Deals out of 41,973 listings starting at $2,995
Used Hyundai Sonata
719 Great Deals out of 47,750 listings starting at $199
Used Honda CR-V
852 Great Deals out of 54,225 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
742 Great Deals out of 53,729 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla For Sale
503 listings starting at $18,677
2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 38,486 listings starting at $9,950
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 5,771 listings starting at $9,391
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
150 Great Deals out of 4,899 listings starting at $7,700
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
260 Great Deals out of 5,300 listings starting at $6,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.