For the past few days my car was making a loud whirring..grinding...or whining noise from what sounded like right behind the dash in the middle. This noise was much worse when decelerating than accelerating but made it either way...it was very minimal in neutral or when the clutch was pressed in but was still barely there. Well today I go to the store and come back home..while rolling backward into my parking spot in neutral it made a loud clunk and stopped dead. I limped it about 50 feet in 1st to another spot, it was kind of clunking and binding randomly the whole way. I just backed it up in neutral and reverse...it made it to the driveway but was still clunking and binding randomly. I don't think its the tranny because its shifting fine and makes no difference whether its in gear or not at this point. Does anyone know exactly what this is or what this could be? Also does anyone know if I attempt to drive it to the shop can it really screw something else up or just make whats broken worse?
Thanks for any help!