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Help! Won't shift into gear and rattle...

I was just driving and I hear a noise from the car. The car felt like it was thrown in neutral and I coasted into a parking lot.

The car won't go into any gear. If I try and shift through and then once I put it back into park, all I hear is a rattling sound from the shifter area.

I'm now waiting toe this into my dealership.

Any idea what this could be?

There are no warning lights and the engine is running fine.

I just checked for codes and there are none.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Maybe a defective/broken torque converter....
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I'm now in the flat bed tow truck.

One thing that I did notice was that my steering wheel was not aligned with the tires.

In a previous post, I had detailed an issue where I had Hyundai replace an axle with an aftermarket one that is causing issues. I have an appointment next week to drop off the car again where they are going to replace it with an OEM axle instead because the aftermarket one they said was not fitting properly.

I wonder if this could be tied into the issue that I'm having now?
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After a night of some sleep, I thought I would detail my incident a bit better, as I was typing the above on my mobile device.

When pulling out of work I was driving down the road and noticed a strange sound from underneath the car and immediately noticed that I had no forward driving power as the car felt like it was in neutral. With the initial speed that I had obtained, I was able to coast into a parking lot.

Once safely in the parking lot, I tried shifting from park to neutral to reverse to drive, but nothing would engage. When I shifted back to park, I could hear a metallic rattle/grinding sound. Each time that I tried to go through the gears and back to park, I could hear that sound. To be clear, this sound would only happen when shifted back to park.

There were no warning lights and the engine seemed to be running fine. I checked for codes and there were none.

Once the flat bed tow truck arrived, I had noticed that my front wheels were not straight. When I tried to straighten the steering wheel to where I thought the wheels would be straight they weren't. It appears that the alignment of the steering wheel and front wheels were completely off. This observation lead me to question whether the front right axle that was replaced a few weeks ago with an aftermarket axle may have something to do with my current issue.

As a quick history recap... I had my local dealership replace my front right axle a few weeks ago with an aftermarket axle. Unfortunately, this aftermarket axle was causing an issue where you could feel a wobble when the car hit 30 km's. The technician also noticed this during a test drive with him and he said that they would need to replace it with another aftermarket axle. After that replacement the wobble was still there. They had a used OEM axle there in the shop to try out and after test driving with that, they confirmed that the wobble was gone and that the aftermarket axles were not fitting properly to the car. So they removed the used OEM axle and put the aftermarket axle back on the car and ordered me a brand new OEM axle, which I had an appointment for next week to have installed.

@canderson and @Tripplec, I would love to get your input on the information that I've described above. Of course any other member feedback would be appreciated.

I'm hoping that this isn't a major transmission issue and that this may have something to do with the mis-fitted aftermarket axle that the dealership had installed.

Any advice/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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When I shifted back to park, I could hear a metallic rattle/grinding sound. Each time that I tried to go through the gears and back to park, I could hear that sound. To be clear, this sound would only happen when shifted back to park.
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Once the flat bed tow truck arrived, I had noticed that my front wheels were not straight. When I tried to straighten the steering wheel to where I thought the wheels would be straight they weren't. It appears that the alignment of the steering wheel and front wheels were completely off. This observation lead me to question whether the front right axle that was replaced a few weeks ago with an aftermarket axle may have something to do with my current issue.
So understanding that you've got no direct coupling between the drive wheels (these are essentially 'open diff' vehicles, front and rear), I'd swear that between the grinding noise, the lack of any drive power and the weird angle of things at the wheel, it sounds as though your replacement drive shaft has backed out of the transfer case, though how that could be possible ... well, you'll know once it gets up on a rack.
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Thanks for the response @canderson.
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Looks like @canderson you were right on the money. They blamed it on some cracked ring or something.

They are going to install the OEM axle this afternoon.

Fingers crossed that this solves my issues once and for all.
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I don't get how the axle popping out would cause an alignment issue. The axle doesn't effect that. You would have to have a suspension piece come apart.
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Got the car back and all is good!

I can't believe the difference in ride quality between the aftermarket axle and the OEM axle. It's like night and day.

Thanks again for the feedback everyone.

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