Fell out of gear
Need some expert advice gentlemen. I was driving uphill at 70 mph and the RPM's were in the 5500rpm range. I heard a large whine like it slipped out of gear...as if it were in neutral...saw the RPM's climb into the red and then quickly fall. There was no clunking or grinding noise. I coasted to the top of the hill (Vail Peak Summit, CO) as I pulled over.
On the dash, the display showed the P,R,N,D in brackets....like [P][R][N][D]...it would not go into gear. It sounded like it attempted to engage into 4th, it would rock forward slightly...but not go. It would however, go into reverse.
I tried removing and replacing the battery terminal...no change.
All my fluid levels check out and are in good condition. I ended up getting towed from Vail, CO to Fort Collins, CO because all the shops within 80 miles were booked up days out. I ended up eating a 156 mile tow truck bill. I was able to get into the dealership at closing. This morning while they were giving it a quick look over...they didn't see anything wrong AND it goes into gear! What happened? They are going to check deeper into it after they take care of their customers who actually had appointments. What am I looking at? I originally thought it was something shifter assembly, throttle linkage...something. Any thoughts or advice?