2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA 3.5L V6 FWD AUTOMATIC 130,000 MILES
When I was attempting to back my car out of a parking spot a few days ago the car moved maybe an inch in Reverse. It moved fine in Drive but Reverse just kept moving a few inches.
Managed to get the car home and put it in Park. Next day, car would not move in Reverse at all, and when I shifted to Drive it also would not move.
I had the transmission fluid changed a month ago, and literally the next day after having an oil leak repaired this problem happened.
I also checked the transmission fluid and aside from it being a half quart low it looks okay. I’ve since added fluid obviously.
When I shift gears I cannot feel it engage except when into Neutral and Park. In Drive or Reverse the rpm’s revs but no movement.
After doing some research online I of course checked the shifter cable and all those components but they look fine. Also if you keep shifting into gear, the car eventually will move but only say once out of twenty shifts.
And now when I first start the car, there is a strange noise coming from the drivers side that goes away after idling for about five minutes.
The car also can be physically moved when in Neutral.
I am just so frustrated because the shop I use told me I probably need a transmission rebuild and after sinking over a grand into this car on various repairs I just do not have the money right now.
Any help/suggestions appreciated!