Whats wrong when car wont back up in reverse?

Asked by May 03, 2013 at 07:40 AM about the 1999 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 buick century. I put car in reverse and tried to back up but car stopped. I put
it in drive and it went forward but it still wont go in reverse and let me back up. Any idea
if this is transmission or what?

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I'd say your right about the transmission. Have your mechanic take a look at it. Do you think your parking brake is hanging up?

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I don't think the parking brake is hanging up. The car also made a whining noise every time I used the brakes. Had never had any problems with car until now.

perhaps the transmission and/or motor mounts have changed the geometry of the selector....have someone scoot under there with a huge screwdriver or pry bar and see if the mounts are supple or torn~

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