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

Gary Letner

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

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer


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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