Pulling it in park will rarely hurt anything in the transmission but the tires will skid. One might even turn backward if the other one has more traction. This is actually something the sorry owners of some newer Volkswagens have to contend with if they simply disconnect the battery or let it run dead. Thanks to all the silly computer controls and the intentional money-sucking design, it won't come out of park, engine speed won't increase, and some engines won't even start after the battery is reconnected. The cars have to be dragged skidding onto a flatbed truck and hauled to the dealer to have numerous computers unlocked and that is not cheap. GM is one of the other four manufacturers with the same extremely customer-unfriendly business practices but they hadn't reached that stage of greed yet with your 2000 model.
If your car is on blacktop or cement, and you know someone with a floor jack with rollers, you can jack up one front wheel by the lower control arm, then push the car back by hand. The tire on the ground will roll freely and the jacked-up one will spin in the opposite direction you're pushing the car.
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 AT 10:10 PM