My car, a 2000 (2001?) Chevy Blazer won't go into reverse as of 2am last night. I went into reverse, but when I hit the gas, I heard a loud pop and a whine that died out over about 4 seconds. Then, no more reverse.
The car also started making a whirring sound while driving in forward, which is slightly alarming. I drove it into the parking lot of my nearest auto repair shop (choosing a place that is on a slight upward incline in case I need to back out in neutral).
It's Sunday and I was hoping someone could give me an idea of what I should expect to hear when I talk to the mechanics tomorrow. Please tell me I don't need to replace the whole transmission. Please. If I wish hard enough, will it be true?