I bought a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass about three years ago in Texas, the seller never told me and made sure we never used the reverse.
- The transmission tail was changed, I saw that when I got under it on a lift.
- When car is at driving temperature parked, and when I shift it in reverse it takes a few (4 to 6 seconds) unless I rev the engine up slightly for it to go in reverse. When I do, since rpm's a little high nothing wild , just 600/950 rpm it will need a few seconds and then I can feel a jerk( or car bounces slightly when gear is in place) and then it drives in reverse as it should .... I think ... didn't want to make any experiences...it's a dual gate on a console. When I put in reverse I wait and then (clunk,you can feel the gear falls into place.
What could be the problem? The governor, does it play a role for reverse ? the fluid , I checked...it's ok, a solenoid..does it have a part in reverse gear ....?? It's an issue being overseas with the car now in Europe France, not too many qualified persons.../any suggestions will be appreciated for any one having or had similar issues on there car and found the solution..thanks, regards