Hey guys, I am completely stumped here.
I have got an S-Maxx with the 2.5 and I have added reverse and AWD.
The reverse never switched over the greatest but never had a problem driving forwards. Well unfortunately she sat in the basement for a while. Well yesterday I decided to break it out and go for a spin. Motor was seized up a bit but cleaned it out and she started right up.
Well after that it went down hill. Hit the throttle and I got no movement. Tinkered with reverse because I have had this issue before where it was stuck between gears. Not this time! I took apart the tranny found no missing teeth or any binding or non moving parts. Everything in the tranny is moving as it should until you get to the Forward and Reverse gears. Something its not working with them or contacting the black piece that it is supposed to catch in order to turn the drive shaft.
It seems to me that the metal piece that is supposed to come out of the forward and reverse gears just isn't coming out and contacting the drive shaft. But the chances of both gears being broken? I have tried pushing them out with my hand and they move freely.
Maybe too much tension on the springs not letting them pop out? I have never touched those gears besides adding reverse (a long time ago) and everything worked OK after that.
What am I missing guys?