Could be a universal joint. If front wheel drive, it could be the constant velocity joint. I am assuming you have an automatic transmission. If it is a standard transmission, it could be the throwout bearing.
Not usually, the four wheel drive is hooked up after the transmission. If you are having problems with your transfer case it will sound like the transmission because the transfer case is bolted to the back of the transmission. The four wheel drive operates independently from the transmission. If you have a bad transfer case that would cause locking in the drive line it could cause problems, but your vehicle is designed to use the four wheel drive and typical use of your four wheel drive won't cause damage to the transmission. It would be advisable to only use it as necessary because it will decrease your fuel economy by about 20%.
The DeVille could have low transmission. Or the internal transmission bands or valves could have failed. The transmission will most likely need a rebuild.
A plugged transmission filter can cause your transmission to hesitate when you shift into drive. A collapsed vacuum hose can also cause the problem.
If the transmission is an automatic, the electronic controls or internal problems could be the cause. If it is a straight drive, then the most common cause is a bent or worn shifter fork.
There are several things that can cause your 1995 Chevy Cavalier transmission not to go into drive or reverse. The most common cause is a lack of transmission fluid. A broken shifting fork will also cause the problem.
The transmission is the same.
check fluid level
Could be a number of things, check your your transmission fluid, if the level is fine, it may be your transmission or clutch. Most likely your clutch, which is cheaper than a transmission.
A transmission that is not engaging fully when in drive might need a new shift solenoid. There is also a chance that a band is stretched or broken inside the transmission.
if you get dirt in a transmission while drive 1000 miles you could ruin it. no question about it...
Check your u joints on the drive shaft or the transmission mount..
The most common cause for a transmission not to shift into certain gears is low transmission fluid. Another cause is a broken shifting fork in the transmission.
Are you asking the cause of the leak or cause of the not moving problem. If your fluid is low that may be the problem right there. YOU CAN BURN OUT A TRANSMISSION BY NOT KEEPING FLUID FULL!!!
There can be several things that will an automatic transmission not to work properly. The most common cause is a lack of transmission fluid. Broken shifting linkage can also cause the problem.
Do not drive the car. Have it taken to a transmission specialist who will drain, flush, and replace the fluid. Most motor oil is too thick, and not compatible with the operation of the transmission. It could cause severe damage within a very short time.
drive shaft could be out of balance or tires could be out of round
Check the transmission fluid. From your description, it sounds like it is low.
If the transmission has electronic controls, then a module could be bad. If not, then the transmission could need a rebuild. If it is a front wheel drive, check the cv joints for damage.
To me it sounds like a transmission problem. I would get it checked out as soon as possible. If not managed carefully, this could lead to more problems and cause severe damage.
check that the pinion nut on the differential is not slightly loose. have drive shaft balanced. check transmission and engine mounts
The first thing you should do is change the transmission filter and fluid. A restricted trans filter can cause these problems. Do this before you worry about more expense things. Mark
Cause it is a front wheel drive vehicle.?