1992 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Car starts but wont Move

Tiny
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  • 1992 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
THe other day I went to leave work, I backed up then when I put it gear and tryed to move forwards all it did was rock forward abit and stop like it was pushing agianst somethign or I had the brakes applyed.

After a few trys of of going forward from park to in gear I got it to back up fine then it pulled forward but ist gave the sound of some sort of metal banging/grinding around.

I got it to move back oncr more then forward again before finally calling a flatbed. I'm not sure if the problem is in the trnas or possibly the front diff. Or it not shifting all the way into gear like people have told me it might be.
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 9:01 PM

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Tiny
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It could be the trans going out. Has any other work been done recently?I would start by making sure that nothing in the brake system is loose causing it to not roll forward. If the brakes are all good, you may be in for a new trans/rebuild.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 8:12 AM
Tiny
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I needed to put brakes on it in a few weeks since I knew they were coming to their final days but aside from that everything behind the wheels looked alright to me.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Lift and support the car to be sure they spin freely before condemning the trans
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Well now that the weather is finally holding steady I got under it with my brother and took a look around.

He took more time on it then I did. He tool the wheels off and started pulling stuff apart in there and found a pin that had partly come out of place but I dont think he did anything to it.

Would you know of what he's refering to as a pin in there?
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 10:57 AM
Tiny
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I cant think of any pins in behind the wheels. May want to ask him what it was on.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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He told me this morning the parking/brake pin had slid partly out of place. Do you know whta it would entail to fix such a problem?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
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Any chance of you posting apic so I can see what pin he is talking about
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 4:18 PM
Tiny
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From what i'm aware of he told he it's inside the trans. He got ahold of a bunch of his instructers from UTI and the group thought it sounded like the parking pin insidethe trans slipped half way out of place.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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But if it comes out of park and you can roll the car by pushing it either forward or backward, that wont matter. The parking paw is a mechanical lock-out of sorts to keep it from moving, if the pin is halfway out it shouldnt keep it from moving
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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 3:20 PM

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