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Grinding noises my 1999 pontiac drand prix makes this grinding noise when in any gear and want move

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  • owens5940 Sep 24, 2008

    the transmission

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    transmission grinds in when car is in gear (F and R), feels like it is trying to move forward when stopped at a light (with brake applied). Do not see any symptoms when driving.

  • jetskiride Oct 23, 2008

    1998 Gran Prix SE 3.1 - Transmision grinds when car is in gear (F&R) and stopped with brake applied (ie at a light). Do not see any symptoms when driving.

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Is the grinding noise coming from wheel area or transmission area?

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