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Toyota/Lexus U140E suddenly loses reverse

The complaint A 2002 Lexus RX300 with 3.0-liter engine and the A140F AWD Transmission developed a sudden issue: a loss of reverse and no ability to upshift out of first gear. Fault code P0750 “Shift Solenoid SL1 Performance Malfunction” was set. Scan tool data did indicate that the transmission range sensor was operating properly, and

Trouble in Reverse

When I first started the engine, the car jerked and moved forward 5’ and then neutralized. I noted a hydraulic pump whine also, and when I brought it into the shop I first checked the fluid and found transmission. This Mustang had 96,000 miles on it, so I thought surely this wasn’t a serious electrical issue.

Acura Legend G4, L5 & PL5X Transaxles

As best I can tell there are about 60 versions of the Honda/Acura four-speed transaxle to date. Some of these units, at a glance, look the same. Of course, as you know (usually found out the hard way), they are not the same. As a matter of fact, sometimes even when you look a bit closer they still look the same. This is mainly because of very subtle differences in the pieces and parts contained in these units.