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Transmission I have a 1997 jeep grand cherokee and when i put the transmission into reverse it goes under a load but won't move, i put it in neutral and it moves forward as well as all other foward gears i moves forward. is it a linkage problem or something more serious.

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  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock May 11, 2010

    You can drive it forward in neutral?

  • Emery Gordon
    Emery Gordon Apr 18, 2018

    Regent in neutral it is actually in reverse

  • Emery Gordon
    Emery Gordon Apr 18, 2018

    When in neutral is in reverse

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Check your rear emergency brakes. A brake shoe pin could have broke and the shoe locks up in 1 direction. but not the other. The other problem you mentioned could happen, but if it is in reverse the trans shifted.

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