I just had to pick up a car that started out having a problem getting it out of park. The shift lock thing wouldn't move, driver ended up bypassing it. Car wouldn't move in reverse or drive. I drove out to take a look, it felt like the transmission was slipping. Engine, trac control and trac control off lights were on. I left it came back an hr later with a trailer and it drove on. Oh, and I didn't have to bypass the shifter, it now seems to work fine... weird...
It seems to drive ok in drive but the second you put it in reverse the three lights pop up on the dash and it clunks pretty hard into reverse after a few seconds.
So far I checked the two known crusty problem connectors behind the kick panel and under the drivers seat, they all looked nice and clean.
The car seems to loose communication with the tcm when put in reverse. I'm hoping its still an electrical problem. I'll pull the pan off and take a look. Maybe the innards are full of grey cvt death smooh shorting shart out?
Just noticed that the shift indicator doesn't display R ever and the backup lights don't work.