Wont Move in drive or reverse

Tiny
IMPALA09LCTSR
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  • 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 153,000 MILES
My car won't go into drive, but it goes into 2nd, 3rd and reverse. Does this mean I need a transmission? I took it to the dealer and they said I needed a new transmission and that mine could not be rebuilt?
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 5:35 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Can I ask if the gear range selector is lighting up? You could have a bad gear range sensor here is how you can replace it. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 7:58 AM
Tiny
PICKLES1127
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It's the tranny just did one on mine. GM knows there is an issue with these trannys from 2004-2009 and they won't do a recall. Mine cost me 1300 just for the rebuilt tranny.
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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 AT 4:46 PM
Tiny
PAT5196
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I had this problem it was the manual pressure valve check out the diagrams above to see. Automatic Transmission Fluid Pressure (TFP) Manual Valve Position Switch
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
MARTHADUNN1
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
Transmission problem
2004 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 70,000 miles

Have bad miles per gallon & tranny will not go into overdrive. Could this be a solenoid problem? Also had noisy fan blower; it was replaced by now takes too long to warm up
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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1st step is to have it scanned for codes
if tranny not shifting at the correct speeds PCM and TCM will set a trouble codes and you have to have it scanned to retrieve them code.
Code will help in pin pointing what is going on
and place to start the diagnose

blower motor
check if the fan was damaged
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA
My car will reverse but wont drive forward what causes this problem
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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This sounds like you have a transmission gear position sensor that is out. Here is the location so you can change it out. # 811 on the diagrams below.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.

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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JERRYSWINDSOCKS
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Thanks for the post I wish I got here earlier the shop charged my $280.00 to do the job.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)
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JAYDUBIOUS13
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 105,000 MILES
My car ran temp. Of 190 -200 degrees about three miles and we made quite stop and started up and went 4 blocks when the tranny just quite working. I check the oil and didn't smell burnt or hot. The tranny wouldn't work in any gears forward or backwards. I head a dragging sound or rubbing bur nor sure where it's coming from. The next day I drove it around the block and the tranny just stoped on the fourth block like you put it it nuturel. The motor rpm's come's up, but nothing happens.I cann't see any wires off anywhere. Any ideas what I could look for. Thanks David
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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David unfortunately I think it blew up.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 6:10 PM (Merged)

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