Thank you so much for helping me!! But shouldn't it have given you some kind of warning that this was about to happen? When the transmission in my mini van went out,it started by not having any power when going up a hill. And did that for awhile before we found out that it was the transmission. But the 2006 Buick
Lacerne didn't give my any inclination whatsoever that anything was wrong. It has ran great until that day. The only other thing that has gone wrong with this car was something that I later found out happens a lot with this model, and that is it got stuck in park and wouldn't come out. I have a good friend that ownes a body shop and even though I knew that it definitely wasn't a body problem, he has a son who runs a mechanic
shop out of his garage. So he brought him with him to where I was stuck at and said that in that car, the wiring harness is right up against the shifter plate. So everytime you took it from park to drive or reverse, that plate was constantly rubbing against the wires. Just so happened that the wire it finally cut clear through was the one that made it be stuck in park. So they rigged it up good enough for me to be able to get it out of park. BUT, then I couldn't put it back in park unless I had someone else with me to help me get that wire to touch. So I was having to leave it in neutral to shut it off. They looked up what I needed to get it fixed and it was like $600.00 because the whole shifter had to be replaced. But he found me one at his friends junk yard for $136.00 so we had them go ahead and buy it and had no problems with it after that. Until I was sitting in the turning lane stopped for traffic. When it was clear to go I put my foot on the gas pedal and the rpms were running pretty high but the car was just barely moving. So I pulled over (and cried and prayed for a few minutes) and tried it again and it acted totally fine...for about 5 minutes at the next stop light I stopped at,it did the same thing and acted up all the way home. Barely had any power but tac was reading between 4 and 5rpms.But all you have to do is put it in park for awhile and it'll run absolutely fine...for about 5 minutes then just keeps on doing it. Hubby has replced the filter and changed the tranny fluid twice and it didn't help a bit. I absolutely LOVE this car and do not want to get rid of it. But I sure don't have the money right now to buy a new transmission and when I've talked to a few ppl. they said that since it shows up on the dash if you have low tire pressure or are low on windshield wiper fluid, that if it WAS the transmission, it would say that on the dash and it doesn't. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME GOOD NEWS....I CAN'T AFFORD A NEW TRANSMISSION!! LOL. And THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME!!!