Q: Car making noise and not moving.

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My car starts, but when you put it in gear, it makes a noise and barely moves. It feels like it is stuck in first gear.

Check your transmission fluid level. If it is low, have the leaks repaired and fluid added. If the fluid is full, you likely have internal transmission problems and will require a new/rebuild transmission. A trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to inspect your vehicle and give you a definitive answer.

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