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New starter put in 06 torrent.Drove fine.Had a bad key.At car wash car running it would not move in drive.Key would not work again.Seen a red car lock sign.Had new key made it drove Was it theft mode?

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I would suggest checking your wiring (core wire on the distributor, plug wires and the negative battery ground) I would imagine that the forward motion of the vehicle is possibly making your wires lose connectivity and making the car stall. Just a thought though.

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SOURCE: 2000 Pontiac Montana Making a Loud Vibrating Noise in Back End

If you have a front wheel drive and not a AWD montana, it could be a bad wheel bearing or a brake shoe that may have broken loose.
Most likely it's going to be a bad rear wheel bearing and it takes less then 2 hours to replace. You can pick up the wheel bearing at Auto Zone or Parts Source for around $170.00 and they have all the instructions for you to do thew job your self if you like.
Tool's you will need: Jack Stand Ratchet with a 1/2 socket and extention Large screw driver 5 pound hammer Lock tight
To check if it is your bearing, try shaking the van from Side to side from the wheel. Listen and feel for any play, the bearing it self is sealed and the bearing my have gone dry.
Good luck and hope this helps. Oh you do not have to remove the brakes to do this job and use the screw driver from the top to split the bearing from the brake housing after you hammer it free from the Axle.

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Grand prix wont start; unable to remove key

On many cars, if the battery is dead, it locks the key in the ignition. Put a battery charger on the car or replace the battery and give it a shot.

Good luck.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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Try moving the steering wheel different directions while trying to start car.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Car is stuck in park. Wife drove home last night

TRansmission went on the car you may have to buy a new transmission

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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