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PUTTING SHIFTER IN DRIVE DOES NOT GO

1984 Volkswagen Van • 200,000 miles

Auto tranny, starts, shift to drive and car does not go. Shift to other positions results in same no movement
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Jvargas986
February 23, 2012.



Could be a broken driveshaft bearing (CV joint).

Could also be a transmission problem. But I would check the 4 cv joints first (two per side).

Any history with the van? Sitting for some time? Was it OK the day before?

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Exovcds
Feb 24, 2012.
Sounds like you have a bad input shaft bearing or even a broken shaft. The torque converter could be shot as well or the pump has lost pressure.
In any case you are looking at a full rebuild. Just so you know, go to a repair facility that is a TRANSMISSION SHOP. Do not go to a standard garage. Also, AAmco is overpriced and you can get a quality shop near you by using the search engine on this site.