1999 Acura CL

Transmission problem
1999 Acura CL 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles

Why did my car stop working right after a light collision? What's wrong with my car?
After the collision, the car was still on DRIVE but when I step on the gas, it wouldn't move anymore AT ALL, so I had to push it to the side of the road. It also doesn't REVERSE. When I shift back to PARK, it makes a grinding noise. It was in an accident(moving 10-15mph), axle(passenger) broke apart and created a hole on the automatic transmission. Through the 1-2 inch hole(size of a quarter coin), I can see the gears. I don't think but I'm hoping its just the fluid that unables the gears to engage. How much trans. Fluid would have to drain for a car not to move. Or is it still suppose to move without it? What are other possible problems? Solutions?
August 3, 2010.

Hi there,

With a failed drive shaft, this is enough to stop any drive, but with the damage done to the transmission, this will require the removal and a new transmission to be fitted, any fracture of the case, is fairly terminal for this transmission, basically you will not economically be able to repair this transmission.

Mark (mhpautos)

Aug 4, 2010.