Sometimes can't get gear into reverse

Asked by Mar 10, 2008 at 02:06 PM about the 1998 Toyota RAV4 4 Door

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

RAV 4 1998, aprx. 117K miles Sometimes, after starting her up,  I can't get reverse into gear. Always goes in eventually, and for some reason some pumping on the brake seems to help. What's going on? How to fix? I'm selling it soon and I don't want to hide anything.  Thank you!

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might be reverse scyro's???? You might want to take it to a tranny shop just to verify.


I'm thinking the trans is starting to go out. Check fluid level, but it sounds to me like a bad valve body in the trans.

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check your tranny fluid then if tht is good it might be the gears inside might be starting to go

I have a 2004 Rave4. Recently the gear get stuck . It eventually goes through but I have to turn the wheel and keep on Trying. Is it time for me to trade it in ?

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