|Posted: March-16-2012 at 7:12am | IP Logged
Maybe one of you can explain this...by the grace of God, everything was okay in the end.
Wednesday afternoon, I came around the loop on an interstate exit on-ramp and began to accelerate up to speed (2003 Saturn Vue V-6, sealed transmission) when something felt like it "broke" underneath about mid-vehicle. After pulling to the shoulder, I discovered that all I had was Reverse and Overdrive. Reverse appeared to have normal torque. Anyway, resigned to the fact I was going to have to replace the transmission, I put it in Drive, and drove it home in Overdrive.
My local repair shop is withing walking distance, so I walked there & began inquiring about trannys, which for this ride are hard to find up here. I decided I would wrap up my day and get ahead of the whole thing. This is where it all changed...
...I decided to get back in my car and run 2 errands that were just outside of walking distance. after backing out, I decided to shift the automatic transmission manually to see if I would get a response, and I was shocked to feel it suddenly shifting normally!
I put it in Drive and haven't looked back since. Although I give God the credit here, is there an explanation as to why it did what it did? It obviously wasn't broken...maybe the computer got confused & reset after shutting down & restarting?
Lucky & grateful...that be me
Edited by BugMan on March-16-2012 at 7:38am