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2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Transmission Drive Not Working

Will go into reverse, will drive in triptronic *manual, however, 1st gear seems to be slipping, 2nd and 3rd work fine* engine just revs in Drive and won't go anywhere. Any suggestions?

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  • shellymags Jul 30, 2008

    I brought the car to the Pontiac Dealership. They advised that the vehicle needs a new transmission for $3300. Pretty good right for a 2006 car that's two years old. They say it's not covered out of warranty because it's over $36K miles. BS!

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    Same here

  • pennywerner May 15, 2009

    My 2006 Pontiac G6 started the slipping when shifting and also when moving gears from R to D, it jerked. Husband changed transmission filter and flushed the fluid, then also changed a camshaft sensor. no success. Took into a non-dealership, advised the Brake Clutch Drum was stripped, replaced for $2100.00 with no success. Took it back in, advised that the camshaft sensor was sensing low oil, did an oil change, worked one day, began jerking and shifting hard again. Two weeks later. Car is still doing the jerking and shifting hard, emissions light is on again; took back to shop where the club drum was repaired to check seals, advised that it probably needs a new computer and take to the Pontiac Dealer. I AM DONE! Car is being traded in; I am not putting forth more money into a 3 year old car.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    everytime i start to drive, it has a rough start, and first gear slips and jumps into 2nd gear pretty rough. after that it seems to drive fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    All gears work manually, in drive it just revs and goes nowhere.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    locate the ignition switch in a 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    01 Jimmy (standard) has trouble shifting out of 1st. Sometimes the ABS and Brake lights turn on/off, also the speedometer gauge is not working or jumps while stuck in 1st. I can drive in D1, D2, and reverse. The gas light will go on and the odometer reads empty or full every other time I start the car. If I pull over, turn off and restart the engine, the truck will shift through all the gears and may have some slipping. If the transmission slips, I go back to just driving slow in 2nd gear. What's going on here?


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Trans usually coupled (electroically) with engine revs. check computer chip. perform computer diagnostics.

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