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I own a 2007 RTL NAVI, but i start having problems with the transmission, the reverse not work all the others shifts work well, but its very dificult drive without the reverse, so i decide replace the trans and i found a 2009 transmission ina good price, my question is if this 2009 trans fit in my 2007 RL?? I know that the 2007 RL have the BJFA, MJFA trans and the 2009 have the PSFA trans, but the question is if those trans are compatible.

I hope somebody can help me.

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As I said in reply to your other post, the short answer is no. The software and physical parts are slightly different. You'd need to find a transmission from a 2006-2008 RL.
 

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As I said in reply to your other post, the short answer is no. The software and physical parts are slightly different. You'd need to find a transmission from a 2006-2008 RL.

Hi Ian RTL, thanks for your answer, because these guys of the autoparts shop told me that these two transmissions are compatibles (obviously these guys are not specialists), this generate a doubt to me so thats why i asked here in this forum, and now i´m convinced that these transmissions are not compatibles.
By the way my ride is a preowned 130K Ridgeline, i dont know the root cause, because when i bought this truck the problem was there, i mean not to big like now, but in the beginning when i put the reverse the transmission make a strange noise like something was slipping, but the reverse still work, now the noise is louder like something is not matching well (like when you accidentally at low speed put the shift in parking when the car is not completely stopped), and the truck dont move in reverse nothing.
As i tell, the others shifts work very well, sometimes, when the truck is fully stopped and i put the shift in parking position make the same noise but sometimes. The truck works perfectly when is running forward.
Thanks for your time and for your help.

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Hi Ian RTL, thanks for your answer, because these guys of the autoparts shop told me that these two transmissions are compatibles (obviously these guys are not specialists), this generate a doubt to me so thats why i asked here in this forum, and now i´m convinced that these transmissions are not compatibles.
By the way my ride is a preowned 130K Ridgeline, i dont know the root cause, because when i bought this truck the problem was there, i mean not to big like now, but in the beginning when i put the reverse the transmission make a strange noise like something was slipping, but the reverse still work, now the noise is louder like something is not matching well (like when you accidentally at low speed put the shift in parking when the car is not completely stopped), and the truck dont move in reverse nothing.
As i tell, the others shifts work very well, sometimes, when the truck is fully stopped and i put the shift in parking position make the same noise but sometimes. The truck works perfectly when is running forward.
Thanks for your time and for your help.

Best Regards.
I would have certainly questioned the functionality of reverse before buying the truck. However, there's nothing that can be done about that now. If the transmission is truly broken, have you looked into simply having it rebuilt at a reputable shop rather than simply replacing? A new unit is quite expensive and may not be worth it depending on how long you're planning to keep the truck. A rebuild would probably be about half as much and would be just as viable of an option. Best of luck getting your issue corrected.
 

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I would have certainly questioned the functionality of reverse before buying the truck. However, there's nothing that can be done about that now. If the transmission is truly broken, have you looked into simply having it rebuilt at a reputable shop rather than simply replacing? A new unit is quite expensive and may not be worth it depending on how long you're planning to keep the truck. A rebuild would probably be about half as much and would be just as viable of an option. Best of luck getting your issue corrected.
.... and depending on "what's broke", you may be able to just have them fix the failed element. I don't know what your issue is, but I had a "reverse problem" of my own on an '85 Voyager (Mitsubishi engine... don't know the tranny pedigree); it just had a broken "dog" that was inside the tranny & did the mechanical "shifting". It was a recognized problem for those trannies, so the shop told me they could just fix that.... I got away very cheap with that one (about $200 if I recall).

On the other hand, I also had a 'slow' shifting (into reverse) tranny in a big block Suburban (TurboHydromatic400 tranny), and the only cure for that was a rebuild.

So you never know until the underlying root cause is diagnosed by a tranny guru. Good Luck.... I hope you don't get hit too bad on cost of repair.
 
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