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Q: Car won't go forward

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Once it warms up, it won't go forward. It does reverse. Is it the transmission?

A: The transmission fluid levels would need to...

The transmission fluid levels would need to be checked, and the fluid should not smell burnt; if it smells burnt, then the forward clutches may be burned-out. Only a thorough transmission check and pressure test can determine whether the transmission is toasted. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, service your transmission fluids, then identify and quote the repairs needed.

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