Why did my reverse not work any longer?


Asked by Jan 11, 2015 at 08:24 PM about the 2000 Dodge Neon 4 Dr ES Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a manual five speed 2000
dodge neon es. It won't let me go into
reverse but all other gears work fine.
Is there a simple fix?

6 Answers


Yes ... could be this problem View it at ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8PyPTWcrWU~ He said the fix was less than a $5 part. I hope this is your problem too Good Luck

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We checked and that part is fine. It just locked me out of reverse...

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If it were me, I would concentrate on that area since it's either the shifter or the linkage. Unless the trans has been giving you some kind of indication before you lost reverse then I seriously doubt it's the trans itself.

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Yes. Everything was working great. I drove to store. Parked. Was in for ten minutes. Went to start car and back out and I was locked out of reverse. Maybe reverse takes fluid to help it not get stuck?

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Nope ... from what I see there is a mechanism outside the trans that pulls that linkage out. I don't know where you live but in some snowy area's that linkage may have hit something ... donno, just my guess . But as I said earlier ... I seriously doubt there's anything wrong with your transmission

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Any luck in fixing Neon. I have 04 same problem. new SHIFTER cable and new bushings. reverse still don't work

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