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

  • Tiny
  • Silva329
  • 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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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 8:37 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Suggest have car towed to a trans repair facility

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 8:52 AM
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If I do would you have any idea what the problem is?

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 9:16 AM
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Suspect a hard part failure in trans ie. Like clutch pack or sun gear

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 9:20 AM
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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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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 9:25 AM
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Mechanical equipment can fail at any time Trans is very complex device an can fail without warning

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 11:13 AM

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