TRANSMISSION WONT ENGAGE AT ALL I NEED DETAILS ON HOW TO FIX IT?

  • Tiny
  • soulmatica21
  • 1999 Pontiac Trans Am
  • 114,000 miles

I have a 1999 pontiac trans am just the other day I was driving on the road and all of a sudden the transmission stopped engaging as if the car was on neutral I pulled over on the side of the road and I turned the car off. Turned it back on put the car in drive, still in neutral put it in reverse same thing. Same for 3, 2, and 1 transmission fluid is good and the transmission was recently replaced the transmission clutch cable is in great condition as well I need help. What would be the problem?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 12:01 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Clutch cable-I take its a manual transmission-sounds like the clutch is gone-

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 12:07 AM
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  • saturntech9
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What size engine do you have?Also any codes in the computer?We are talking about a automatic transmission correct?

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 12:10 AM
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  • soulmatica21
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Its an automatic transmission yes also I meant the cable that connects to this lever that sets the gears to drive or reverse and so on

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 12:16 AM
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  • soulmatica21
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Its a 5.7 liter ls1 motor

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 12:17 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Do you still have a warranty on the transmission that was replaced?

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 12:34 AM
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  • soulmatica21
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The warranty has expired

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 7:33 AM
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  • saturntech9
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So do you have any codes in the computer?Have you checked for codes yet?

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 10:01 AM
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  • engine joe 26
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Turn the ignition to on position without starting car, set parking brake, have someone depress brake pedal and move gear selector lever through its range while you observe the linkage to verify it is working (you will have to look under the car on the left side of the transmission) if the selector lever on the side of the trans is clicking firmly into place in conjunction with the selector lever in the car than you are looking at internal damage, assuming fluid is full and in good shape, and all other connections are secure, burned clutches, stuck valve or other mechanical damage, could be torque converter but it would leak fluid.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 AT 7:29 PM
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  • 2CarPros Ken
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Nice answer engine joe : -) love the user name btw lol

Best, Ken

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Friday, May 15th, 2015 AT 10:11 AM

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