2004 Pontiac Vibe will only go in drive in all gears

pontiac
vibe
transmissions
#1

Hi,



I’m in Wisconsin and my 2004 Pontiac Vibe will only go in drive. This began yesterday, when it was extremely cold (-15 degrees), when I was leaving for work and the car wouldn’t go into drive. After a couple of minutes, it went into drive, it reved up high while I was driving. At work (delivery driver) when I left to take a delivery, it would only go in drive and not reverse - no matter what gear I was in - and continued to rev up high to get it to go. I parked it for a few hours, got transmission fluid in it, and it seemed a little better, but was still having problems going without reving up very high rpms. Any help would be tremendously appreciated.

#2

“I parked it for a few hours, got transmission fluid in it…”

Does “got transmission fluid in it” mean that you added fluid? If so, how low was the level on the dipstick prior to adding fluid?

What was the color of the fluid on the dipstick when you checked it?

Did the fluid have a burned odor?

What was the level on the dipstick after you added fluid?

Did you use the correct type of fluid?

How many miles are on the odometer?

When was the transmission fluid last changed?