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Q: Car not moving while in gear

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The car will not move when it is in drive or reverse.

A: The transmission fluid level should be insp...

The transmission fluid level should be inspected initially. If the fluid level is low, then it should be topped off per factory recommendations found in the owners manual. Further than that, an inspection is required. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can assist you with a proper diagnosis of your vehicle.

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