Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car goes into gear, but doesn't move.

asked by on

Car will not move in forward or reverse. It has been parked for about six months.

A: The first thing I would do is be sure the p...

The first thing I would do is be sure the parking brake is released. As long as the parking brake is released and this issue still occurs there may be a major issue with the transmission on this vehicle. Be sure that the transmission fluid level is full as this could also cause this issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission

Many different components can cause a sound on startup. Engine accessories such as the belt, idler pulley, belt tensioner, and alternator are the most common causes of a noise on startup. Without more information, I see no reason to suspect...

Q: Rpm goes up I let off gas then it'll shift.. what causes that?

Hello. Typically this is caused by either a sticking internal valve in the transmission, or it may be the vacuum module for the transmission. Most of the time this is caused by an internal transmission issue. If the engine is...

Q: clutch not working properly

If the engine RPM's raise and speed does not match especially under loaded acceleration or in higher gears, this is the first indication of a worn clutch disc. Clutch disc thickness needs to be checked and if the thickness is...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...