Question about 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
When shifting from park i hear a loud clunk
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I do not know what you are looking at in the manual, but you probably heard a horrible noise when you put it into park, as the parking pawl tries to hold the car in place. Thist usually does not harm the transaxle. If the engine won't start then something else happened, perhaps the neutral safety switch was damaged or knocked out of adjustment. You might try to move the shifter back and forth and then back into park and then try to restart. If that doesn't work try to put the car in neutral to start. If you must have the car towed somewhere the repair should not be expensive, just have them reset the neutral safety switch.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
a clip on the parking rod has most likley broke if you dissasemble the side of trans you probably will find the clip there some times it is possible to weld back very coltly unless you do it your self
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
My daughter has a 2003 with the same problem. She took it to a highly regarded transmission shop. They told her it is not the transmisison but an engine performance problem. She took it for an oil change to check the filters etc and the fuel filter is bad. I will follow up if that fixes the problem.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
SOURCE: 2005 pontiac aztek, won't shift
Modern cars have shift interlock solenoids that prevent you from taking it out of park without pressing the brake. If your brake lights work, then the switch is good and the solenoid needs to be replaced. Look in your owners manual as it will give you instructions for taking it out of park until you get this fixed. It usually involves sticking a screwdriver in from the side to push the release lever out of the way and then you take it out of park.
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
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