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    2003 with reverse gear problem

    Hi Folks,
    New guy here. I'm looking at an '03, shifts fine in forward gears, but won't go into reverse with any amount of fiddling. Runs fine otherwise. The guy will sell me the car for $4500. What are the chances it only needs new shifter bushings? Worth risking needing a new trans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtphillips View Post
    but won't go into reverse with any amount of fiddling.
    What does this mean? The car won't go into reverse at all, under any circumstances?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    What does this mean? The car won't go into reverse at all, under any circumstances?
    Glad you re-quoted it. Somehow I read "won't go into reverse without a little amount of fiddling"

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    See, I suspect your intepretation is in fact correct; I suspect OP wanted to say what you understood (s)he said. However I can't tell for sure. If reverse never engages, that's an issue and I doubt bushings alone will address it. If reverse is difficult to engage, that's not an issue... and I doubt bushings or anything else will address it... Heh...
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