2004 Colorado stuck in reverse!


Dewey49
03-28-2010, 06:10 AM
My 2004 Chevy Colorado-4 dr/4 cyl is stuck in reverse! Help!

maxwedge
03-28-2010, 09:23 AM
Welcome to AF, hmm, stick or auto, important info missing here!

serge_saati
03-28-2010, 09:59 AM
hmm, stick or auto, important info missing here!
LOL :lol:

I assume it's manual. I don't think an A/T can be stuck in R since it's electronic switch control (except P). Unless if cable/switch is severely rusted, but it's still possible to force it.

tips: has someone push the vehicle while you shift. Try backward way if frontward pushing doesn't work. Or lift the vehicle on 4 wheels side while shifting. You need at least 2 hydraulic jacks.

Dewey49
03-28-2010, 01:22 PM
Sorry for not giving enough info. I'm actually doing this for my husband, so it's definitely an "I.O." problem! :) It's a standard/shift...

Dewey49
03-28-2010, 01:24 PM
Stick-sorry!

serge_saati
03-28-2010, 01:29 PM
It's not guaranty that my tricks work, but they could.
The truck his parked on a hill? If so, it should be pushed in direction of the hill, which is impossible with human force. If it's not on a hill, it should be easier.

Dewey49
03-28-2010, 01:47 PM
It's in our driveway now, a flat surface...my husband will try your tricks, I am so grateful!

serge_saati
03-29-2010, 12:05 PM
I think I forget to specify something.
When the truck is pushed, you must depress the clutch pedal. If not, the truck will not budge.

If there's enough room behind the truck, you can also start engine, go backward, then try shifting to N while the truck is in motion. With clutch depressed of course.

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