If the engine runs but does not move the car, it would seem to be the transmission. If you bought a car that doesnt start, it could be anything.
I would start simply by looking at the coolant reservoir?Hello Everyone,
Just purchased a 2005 CTS 3.6, prior owner stated he pulled up to stop sign and car just stopped moving, had it towed to his home where it sat for about a year, then I bought it. Any idea what it can be ? Blown fuses? Control box ? Please help, any ideas would be great !
Huh?Charged battery, but need to replace. Jump started checked trans oil life 69 %. Waited to get engine warm. Put in gear car m over ???
Is that for the transmission? I thought there was just an engine oil life monitor; I thought the transmission oil was claimed to be good forever (hence the lack of a dipstick). Anyway, the 69% life is simply a calculation the computer does based on the distance and type of driving, so it has nothing to do with the fluid level and won't tell you if the fluid has become contaminated.Thanks guys, will check level and lines, also radiator, coolants. Car has 160,000 miles. 69% trans life, on oil, so it says.
If no fluid comes out, the transmission was low. If fluid does come out, the level may have been fine, but now it is low. Either way, you need to refill it. muzikman does a good job of explaining the process in this thread.There is a level plug on drivers side of trans. If you remove this plug, about a quart of fluid should come out. If not, you are low. Adding fluid may let you find leak.