I have a 96 Chevy Cavalier with about 160k miles on it. Yesterday it started kicking kind of strangely from a dead stop to accelerating while in drive. This evening, after driving it both to and from work, when I backed in to a parking spot, it got stuck in reverse. The car was still pulling in drive and in reverse, it just seems like the gear shifter moves freely.
Idle seems fine, the vehicle just doesn’t want to go into park or drive anymore.
Is this just as simple as the transmission being blown, or could there be another problem?
Also, now that I’ve gotten the car turned off, it will not turn over again, since the vehicle won’t shift into park.
Sad times all around.