This morning my 2006 Dodge Dakota v8 auto decided to become a large paperweight. I started it up fine and let it warm up a bit (about five-ten minutes), then shifted into reverse to leave my driveway and it won’t move. It just rev’s and rev’s like it’s in neutral. I tried Reverse, Drive, and both low gears, but no luck.
Since it got very cold, it has been making a buzzing/whirring sound that seems to be coming from the belts. But that sounds would go away when the car warmed up. I thought I needed a new power steering belt (and still may), but that wouldn’t keep the car from moving at all, right?
I have been searching the forums for suggestions, and have seen many differing thoughts on what could be causing the problem. So, I figured I would check with y’all to see if you had any suggestions. I have never had any problems with the vehicle before and this is very out of the blue.