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My transmission fluid is leaking and my car won't move.

Hello there. Lack of fluid is the number one cause of transmission failure. If the transmission went without fluid for too long, it could be severely damaged. The only way to tell if a transmission is severely damaged without disassembling the transmission, is to fix the leak. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the transmission leak and replace any damaged parts.

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