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We just purchased a 1998 Southwind, like last week, everything was fine and now it will only go in reverse and not forward. The RV has 34,000 miles, can you please help. Thanks so very much.
ANSWER: Greetings Terri thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question
I will tell you up front that unless you are trained in transmission repair there is not a lot a do-it-yourselfer can do to diagnose and repair an automatic transmission. About the only thing you can do is check the transmission to make sure that it has the proper amount of transmission fluid. Follow the steps below to check the fluid.
1. The RV needs to be parked on a flat and level surface. In order to properly check the transmission fluid the engine needs to be running and the automatic transmission needs to be in neutral. It is important that the emergency brake is on. If you are unsure how well your emergency brakes hold, I would also suggest that you chock the tires front and back.
2. Allow the engine sufficient time to warm up. Now go to the exterior engine access door on your motorhome and open it. Normally you will be able to access the transmission dipstick from the outside engine access compartment when it is open.
I cannot tell you exactly where the dipstick is located on your RV. The transmission fluid
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