what's wrong with my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix

Asked by Mar 27, 2016 at 09:46 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I start up my car and drive it's fine until I hit
around 40 mph. the rpm also goes up really fast.
once I hit 40 mph my car loses power and slowly
slows down. if I hit the brake it won't accelerate. it's
a one shot kind of thing. it's a v6 the tranny fluid is
fine. the problem first happened today when I
picked up my girlfriend, I started up the car and
started driving, and when I went to put my phone
down I hit the shifter and my transmission went into
3rd gear( I was going 35mph) I stopped the car and
put it back in drive and when I hit 40 mph I lost
power.

1 Answer

95

sounds like you lost a gear. if your rpms shoot up that means that your transmission isn't in gear. try manually going from gear to gear and see what happens

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