The vehicle is stuck in fail safe, right now it's not going any where, I had to have it towed home last night. my wife was driving to the store and they the car jerked and the transmission Neutral light started flashing at her. she called me I came over, took a look and called and had it towed, because it would not move at all.... reverse, drive....
then this morning after reading your link, I did some of these check you are talking about. One thing to note is about 6 months ago I had a cracked radiator, and had it replaced in Sep 2012. At that time it was spewing antifreeze all over the engine and tranny.
Yes the check engine light is on. Can I reset this by removing the battery lead? would the car "reset" the faults and correct itself if it was just a fail safe?
disconnected the battery, check engine light is gone, problem still exist.
Fluid color looks to be a clear red,
Fluid level cold, is well above the "hot" mark about to the hump in the dipstick.
after letting it warm up
Fluid level engine running....is the same.
Also when I put it in reverse (well any gear), the engine revs up, not extremely high but definitely a noticeable change in RPMs, I know when everything was working fine, the engine's RPMs would go down when I put it into gear.
New thing to note, now the engine has a ticking/clicking sound, almost like the valves are clicking..... it is cold outside today, but I have never heard that before. and it's noticeable from inside the car with the hood down!
I'm not feeling good about this one!
Thanks for your help! that was the feeling I got last night!
Well they couldn't find a new or used transmission for me, the problem was as I thought.. and read about in many places.. there is a ring of some sort, and it broke and tore up the transmission. it was a $2800 rebuild.
Yeah that is exactly what it was... and apparently the pieces tore up quite a few things inside, he gave me a list over the phone, when we were talking about price, but I had done the research so I knew $2800 was a very fair deal... Yeah I'm pretty happy with the results. I took my time and found the right transmission shop for the job. It came with a 12 month 12,000 mile w/ a nation wide service network... he also said he replaced it with what he called a more Heavy duty wave spring, he also said the same thing, it was a common problem, and that he has yet to see this more heavy duty wave spring fail. All in all I'm pretty happy with the outcome.. I had them replace the motor mounts while they were in there... I knew they were starting to go bad (you could hear it). Thanks again for your help