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Locked up Tranny, 94 camaro

My car suddenly shot my gear shifter out of gear and killed the engine, it starts back up and runs great, if i try to move the car it kills it and won't move, the shop i took it to told me that the tranny locked up, like i thought it would, what would cause a transmission to spontaniously lock up? i just had the transmission mount replaced, the rear main seal, and a drive shaft, the shop was reputable. Also, when it originally died it had made a sort of clunk as it died.

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It might have already had a condition the shop did fix with the clutches or valve body and if it is an automatic tranny it might be trying to go into forward and reverse at the same time, it will have to be taken out of the car and repair with new clutches and possilby some other parts ..

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