AT 2006 Cobalt-No Reverse and Other Stuff
While driving on the interstate yesterday, I decided to get some gas. Upon exiting the interstate while still driving, the trans felt like it downshifted then quickly upshifted. I pulled up to the gas pump and tried to back up a little and there was no reverse (liked it was locked against the parking pawl). I waited a few minutes and when I left I noticed that it was obviously leaving in third gear. It drove fine in third and shifted into OD (forced to drive another 610 miles to get the kids home for school today). At times when I resumed cruise, the shift back into OD was harsh. Scanned codes and had P0756 (2-3 shift solenoid) and P0700 (TCM setting CEL or MIL for emission related fault). I can get the vehicle to move a little in 1st and 2nd but have to rev the hell out of the engine to get it to move. I also noticed that if I do the same thing in neutral, it will move a little as well. I am not sure that the 2-3 shift solenoid is the total problem and given the amount of work it is to do this, I am looking a for some good advice. If this is coincidental I don't know, but I had washed the vehicle the day before this happened and had sprayed some light dust off of the engine cover. Not a soaking, but a light mist to wipe everything down. I also drove the vehicle for a short drive after this and had no problem.
The Motorcity Kid