I have a beautiful 2002 Pontiac Bonneville SSEI with just over 100k miles on it. I’ve been saving for a new set of tires and a new regulator for the rear window. The window suffers from the “pop and drop” syndrome but I have instructions on how to fix it myself when I can get the parts.
Yesterday, I started her up to go to my second job when I discovered I had no reverse. In drive, I could just creep forward at 3000 rpm. Fixing a transmission is probably the worst case scenario I could imagine happening.
Important to note here that I am a teacher with an incredible amount of debt. Even if someone was crazy enough to give me financing for a transmission, I wouldn’t take it. I’m in no position to add more debt. I definitely don’t have $3000 in cash so I’m left with two options: Either find something simple I can do myself to get it moving again or get what I can for it and use the proceeds to buy a piece of metal to get back and forth to work.
Ok folks, please weigh in on this.