Did the tow truck destroy my transmission?

Asked by Jan 30, 2016 at 09:42 AM about the 2001 Acura CL 3.2 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I actually have 2000 1.6 Acura el automatic. My car
was towed away in park with the parking break up
also. The tow truck driver didn't use any skates or
anything. When I retrieved it the same day on my
lunch break, I didn't bother to warm it upIt was -7
degrees. When I drove it home it was fine. When I
was going out later that night and I started the car,
the check engine light was on. So I checked and I
saw a leak but that could have been there before so
I'm not sure if that was the cause. As I'm driving the
RPM meter would rev really and act strange. I made
a pit stop and after that when I would push the gas
pedal the car wouldn't move in any gear. The only
way to move it was to rev it to 500 Rpm and keep
pumping the gas and even to it wouldn't go past
40km/h I spoke to my friend and he said they
probably f'ed up my differential. If they did can I get
my insurance ( I only have one way insurance ) to
cover it? Can I sue the tow truck company? Is this
something I can fix on my own? If not will it cost a
lot to fix ?

4 Answers

194,935

You need to find out what has happened first then discuss options, if it was the tow companies fault find out if they will foot the bill if not then discuss it with an attorney, most will give you a 1/2 hour without charge, and it most likely won't be cheap to fix and unless you have a very well supplied shop I doubt you,can fix it yourself. HTH

143,095

tennisshoes, wouldn't that be a front wheel drive, and wouldn't they have towed it from the front? And also no differential in the rear? Parking breaks where on, tires would skid or wear on the brakes.

194,935

That is why I stated find out what happened first.

143,095

Got ya.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

CL

Looking for a Used CL in your area?

CarGurus has 1 nationwide CL listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Acura CL Experts

  • #1
    ss1007
    Reputation
    370
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    150
  • #3
    Tom Harmon
    Reputation
    140
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Acura TL
6 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $2,499
Used Acura RSX
13 listings starting at $5,500
Used Acura Integra
3 listings
Used Toyota Tacoma
39 Great Deals out of 1,753 listings starting at $5,500
Used Acura MDX
52 Great Deals out of 987 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Accord
38 Great Deals out of 2,068 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord Coupe
14 Great Deals out of 222 listings starting at $1,788
Used Honda Civic
228 Great Deals out of 5,966 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
24 Great Deals out of 704 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars for Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.