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Old 12-11-2004, 09:39 PM
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i have a 1973 nova with a powerglide it wont go in reverse.
all the other gears work. it has the right amount of fluid. and there is no metal in the oil so what could be wrong bend linkige.
or do i need a new tranny.

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Old 12-12-2004, 07:39 AM
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There is only one unit applied for reverse in a Power Glide transmission.
The rear clutch.
Drop the pan and check for foreign material.
Given it's a 73 the seals are probably shrunk or ruptured.
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Old 12-12-2004, 08:43 AM
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If the shift linkage was bent or loose I would think the forward gears would not function correctly. Park may not function correctly too.

sounds like a reverse clutch problem as stu says
Dont worry how old you are... it is the mileage on your body that adds up.
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