1998 Pontiac Grand Am, 4cyl, 120K miles, automatic transmission. My car will reverse fine out of my driveway and when I shift to drive it works just great. However, when I'm already in drive and need to stop for a light or to turn, I begin to accelerate & it won't go into 1st gear. The car will just roll and you can hear the engine working fine, but the tranmission won't shift. I can't even shift down to 1st gear manually, it physically isn't possible to move the gearshift to #1 (although I can to 2nd & 3rd). The only way I can get it to drive at that point is to go into neutral & then into drive & it will shift a little hard, but works fine. So, is it okay to drive my car this way or will it screw it up worse? Secondly, is this something that is repairable or am I looking at getting another tranny? Thanks guys!
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 AT 3:33 PM