Q: Car not moving when in drive.

asked by on January 14, 2016

The car will move in reverse, but can't seem to move forward, in drive, when the gas is applied.

This is usually caused by a valve body or leaking pressure inside the transmission. The transmission would need a complete check with the correct scanner and pressure testers to find the cause of your problem. I would recommend having a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you to see what could be causing the problem. You may have a simple fix or a major transmission issue. The only way to find out is to have it checked.

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