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PONTIAC GRAND PRIX DIFFERENTIAL PROBLEM

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix • 150,000 miles

My car goes for about 2 miles then stops put in reverse goes and stops have replaced axle brake pads and rotors any ideas what can be wrong now? Could this be transmission or drive train I didnt know which to check on boxes below. Thanks for your help
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December 18, 2012.



It could be the torque converter, torque converter solenoid, or a failed or bent input shaft. If it comes to an abrupt halt with the wheels locked up, the differential could have a problem like a bad bearing.
In any case the best thing to do next is check the car for trouble codes. Since it is probably either the transmission or the differential, I would take it to a tranmsission specialist and not a standard repair shop. This is because automatic trnamissions take special expertise and the tranny and diff take specialized tools to work on them. A tranmission shop is most likely to diagnose the issue for the least amount of money.