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I had my upper strut bearings changed yesterday as well as the coil springs. would this have anything to do with the tranny slipping? I went to the store and out of the blue (no warning signs) there was no noise or any indication that something was wrong with the tranny,it will not go into any gear other than park. and there is a grinding noise when I do put in gear(drive) it is as 03 alero 6 cyl.

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Would definately have nothing to due with tranny what so ever. Sounds like there is something bad in the tranny.

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  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: To avoid damage to the 6mm drive hole in the front stabilizer bar link ball stud, do not use an Allen wrench to break loose or tighten to final torque the front stabilizer bar link-to-front shock absorber nut.
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