What may be the cause for the reverse gear not to work


Asked by May 06, 2012 at 09:57 AM about the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder S 4X4

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car works wells on Drive but doesn't not move at all when it's on reverse transmission as if it has not entered
the gear....what maybe the problem?do I have to change the gear box?

5 Answers


Besides having to drop the transmission, it could be as simple as a linkage problem or faulty solenoid. Have a reputable mechanic or transmission shop diagnose the problem for you. Get multiple estimates.

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I hope it is as simple as linkage or a solenoid. Many years ago, the same thing happened with my dearly departed 1995 Pathfinder SE. Had to put a rebuilt trans in it. The repair would have been almost as much, so I went with the rebuilt. Until you get yours fixed, be vary aware of how and where you park. Good luck.

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I just replaced my 2002 4x4 Nissan Frontiers transmission with a used one, but the reverse nor the high gears work. Should the whole transmission need to be rebuilt or is it possible that something minor can go out on it?

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I faced this issue too, i changed my solenoid valve. now its ok. Dont forget to change the transmission fluid in the recommended intervals...

7 of 7 people found this helpful.

Where did you buy just the solenoid? And whats the name of the solenoid? Thanks

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