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92 LS400 stops and won't start for a while.

It's cold out. The engine runs fine. 173K miles.

After car is sitting it starts and drives forward but as soon as brakes are applied (after 20' or so) it stops moving and won't move again for a while.

Dealer says the gears are stripped and it needs a whole rear end. If the gears are stripped why does it move forward as if nothing is wrong until the brakes are applied?

Is it the transmission? Is something sticking and needs time to release itself? Anything quick, easy and cheap that's worth trying?

Mechanic friend says it's not worth the aggravation and to part it out but that seems criminal with a car that should have a lot of life left. Please- Any suggestions or explanations?

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  • mothnm Feb 04, 2009

    Thanks for responding to the problem. It won't go in reverse. Took it out for a spin to recharge the battery. Kathunk. It might be the transmission. My neighbor, the only guy not watching the SuperBowl, towed me back down the road to my driveway. sigh.

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Check the brakes for sticking, will it go in reverse?

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