Loud crunching noise, thud, and now neon wont move forward or backward... HELP?!
Okay, so... My Neon and I have a love/hate relationship. I love it, but it hates to behave properly. I've had so many problems since 100,000 miles (currently at 119,500) that I know I've put around $3,500 into it since March of 2010.
The last few weeks/months, I have heard creaking in my car when I go over bumps, or when there is more than just myself in the car. A couple of days ago, I heard a thud like sound when I applied the brakes going less than 5 miles per hour. It only happened once, so I paid no attention, figuring I must have hit something. About 30 minutes ago, I decided I'd run to Taco Bell for dinner, and I got to the end of my driveway, applied the brakes and heard an ungodly crunching noise, felt a huge THUNK, and my car sunk down about an inch. It refuses to go in reverse (tried to back up to get back to behind my house as my driveway belongs to neighbors as well, and there is no way around my car) and when I tried to pull forward, the crunching sound was there as well. I put my car in neutral and tried to push it either forward or backward, no go.
I got out and examined my brakes first, and they seem perfectly normal (just from visually inspecting), and looked in the engine, looks fine... When I went to look at the back of my car (by drivers side rear tire), I leaned on my tire and heard a cracking sound. Maybe not "cracking", but I can't exactly pinpoint a good word for it.
Thoughts: Suspension? Brakes? I'm f**ked?
Anyone have any similar problems?
Also, no codes on CEL.