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Q: My car stopped while driving and wont go into gear

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My car was driving down the road fine then I heard a clacking noise then car stopped and rolled and wouldn't go back into gear to move

My car has 147000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. What seemed to happen is transmission may have broke a something inside it like a thrust bearing or a drive sun shell. This is common for the transmission to do on normal driving as the vehicle ages. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you with your noise that you heard and help you with your transmission.

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