Won't move in reverse and when in neutral goes forward. Transmission fluid smells burnt.

Asked by Nov 05, 2015 at 10:27 PM about the 1997 Ford Expedition 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


You likely have multiple problems. The linkage may be out of adjustment causing the creep in neutral and lack of reverse. The burnt fluid may indicate that the transmission is shot. Changing the fluid might help but there is no guarantee.

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Mine is a ford Ltd. At times it moves in reverse but stops then again it won't move and moves in drive and even in neutral and reverse the car moves forward

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