my 2004 grand prix won't go in d gear. But will go in reverse and 1-3 gears fine is this a major problem ?

Asked by Dec 03, 2014 at 01:55 PM about the Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car never had problems with tranny. Fluid is not red more like a dark brown. Had motor
changed out in feb.

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Dark fluid is not a good sign. Does it smell burnt as well? If it does that's even worse. Unless you're an experienced mechanic your car needs to visit a transmission shop. If the car is a high miler start looking around for a used one to put in. If its low miles and you intend to keep it for a while it might be worth rebuilding, And if the car's near the end of its life start looking for another car. This could cost you 2 or 3 thousand dollars so the car may not be worth it.

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