Question about Pontiac Bonneville
My car will crank, but will not go into drive or reverse it worked just fine one day then it stopped shifting, it does have transmission fluid. what could my problem possibly be?
Well guess you can't drive it up on ramps as Tony said.
This could be a couple of things going on, it could be a selenoid in your valve body of your trans, bad gov pressure, a clog, if you are not comfortable working on your trans, dropping you pan and pulling your valve body, then take it to a trans shop. About what Tony said a broken shift cable, of it popping loose, that's a good chance to, follow the shift cable down from the shifter to your transmission, you will see if it popped off, then have some shift though your gears to see if your linkage is moving, if it is then cable is good.
One thing you can try, but this is just a temp fix, disconnect your battery for about a min, then hook it back up and see if it works.
When a car goes into Limp mode, what this does is reduce the speed, power and other things, so you can safely drive the car off the road to a safe place.
If you feel comfortable dropping your transmission pan and valve body, let me know and I will try to walk you though things
Posted on Mar 20, 2014
The linkage from the gear shift to the tranny is severed. It could be as simple as a cotter pin that had come loos, or a nut & bolt connection that fell off from engine & road vibration. Drive it up on ramps, crawl underneath, then follow the connections from the gear shift to the tranny.
Posted on Mar 19, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
that is what they consider safe mode for those transmissions, they are a very smart electronic transmission it does that so you dont ruin the trans.
It has detected a problem and you must take it to a tech and have the codes pulled, could be as simple as a sensor or solenoid pack
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
Doesn't cost much, if anything for a proper diagnosis at a transmission repair place or dealer, and then a quote must be presented, for you to decide yes or no. may well be worth it in the long run. Have you tried retrieving trouble codes by cycling key, on, off, on, off, on, and leaving on,(not start) counting flashes of check engine light? For example: 2 flashes, pause, 2 more flashes is code 22. 3 flashes, pause, 3 more is code 33 ...etc.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
i had the same thing with my neon.i replaced both input and output sensors and the ****** filter plus the dash consol.i also cleaned all my contacts on my plugs.none of that worked.i had a mechanic looked at it and he said i had a short in my harness,what a mess!one day i messed with the fuse pannel under the hood and decided to switch the relay on the atx with the horn and it ended up working.
Posted on Oct 02, 2011
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