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Does the shifter move from Park to all the other gears? and did you try manual L gear to see if it would engage then? What about reverse? did it have reverse gear at all? thank you.
Alright, and you tried manual L gear and reverse as well correct? Did it quit pulling while driving down the road? or after it sat over night it quit pulling?
Alright, and did you check the fluid level of the transmission? if so, was it full?
I follow you, if your hearing that noise in the gear box and it's full of fluid and you get no engagement, then I would pull the pan for inspection, it likely has metal in it. I believe it's going to either have to be replaced or rebuilt in order to repair it unfortunately. I hate to be the bearer of bad news there, but when you hear noise in the gear box it's usually because the planetary gears are stripped or the front pump that supplies necessary hydraulic pressure for internal clutch engagement has failed. I would recommend car-part.com to find a used unit with low mileage. You can search your zip code and find them in your area. Or a local transmission shop with great reviews or an Aamco transmission shop for an estimate. If it was mine, I would probably go with a used unit with low mileage. That's usually more economical than an overhaul. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!
It could work again if it was disassembled and overhauled. The only other thing that comes to mind is that you stripped a CV joint or the CV joint popped out of the transmission, I have seen that before, but if both front axles are firmly in the transmission and are not broken or stripped, then I believe the problem to be internal.
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