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1996 Oldsmobile 88 1SA 4dr Sedan -

1996 Oldsmobile 88
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large Car
19 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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September 25, 2012, 7:30 pm

Mario R
 

Question: My car will run in reverse but wont drive forward

I have no idea I was told it is most likely a transmission problem .... I was stopping at a red loud and my car lurched forward and made a loud bang. From then on the car would not drive so I had to push it up the road. I checked the transmission fluid and it was really low and a mechanic on the phone told me to add some more to see if it would help, as i thought it didnt.


October 1, 2012, 8:42 am

Elizabeth K
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That does sound like a transmission problem. You should have the linkage checked to make sure it is not the cause, but sounds like you may be looking at a new transmission.


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