1999 p71 package, 92k, drives forward fine with no hint of problems.
reverse is another matter.
will go into reverse and lock in, but will shudder and slip if given
much gas, so you have to feather it to back up on level ground. the
shudder feels like there is plenty of clutch material, just not enough
pressure to hold them. when first started up, reverse is no where as
bad, only when oil thins out to normal operating temp. transmission oil
is clean, clear, and not burnt or dark.
i'm thinking reverse servo, but knowledge is limited on newer
transmissions. my questions are:
1. can it be repaired while in car or dropped?
2. does it have to have complete tear down or can you make the repair to
that part only?
3. any shortcuts to troubleshooting and repair?