Mechanics

CAR WILL SHIFT INTO GEARS BUT WILL NOT BUDGE. LOUD NOISE.

1997 Pontiac Grand Am • 164,000 miles

I've got a 07 Grand Am SE 3.1l V6 and today when I was going to an appointment my car made a loud noise and wouldn't drive. I immediately shut the car off to avoid a bigger issue, and when I turned the car back on it started up fine, idles fine, but when I shift into Drive, Neutral, or Reverse it will make a loud grinding noise and will not move. There are no visible problems from the engine down or just skimming underneith. The car is in a very bad spot to do any kind of work on it. Waiting for someone to help me move it.
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Silva329
April 17, 2013.




Suggest have car towed to a trans repair facility

Docfixit
Apr 17, 2013.
If I do would you have any idea what the problem is?

Tiny
Silva329
Apr 17, 2013.
Suspect a hard part failure in trans ie. Like clutch pack or sun gear

Docfixit
Apr 17, 2013.
Do they often go bad suddenly? I've had absolutely no problems with my transmission since I got the car 2 years ago.
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Tiny
Silva329
Apr 17, 2013.
Mechanical equipment can fail at any time Trans is very complex device an can fail without warning

Docfixit
Apr 17, 2013.

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