My car is on but it won’t drive

My car is on but it won’t drive Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Honda Civic 2001 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Civic yourself? What have you tried so far? I haven’t trie...

My car is on but it won’t drive Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Honda Civic 2001 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Civic yourself? What have you tried so far? I haven’t tried anything I don’t know what the problem is

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How do I put the transmission fluid in ?
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There's a dipstick that you'll have to pull out and check the level. It should have a yellow coating on the handle. It's shaped like a circle. 1. Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the [radiator](/topics-radiator-honda/) fan comes on). 2. Park the vehicle on level ground, and turn the engine off. 3. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) (A) from the transmission, and wipe it with a clean cloth. 4. Insert the dipstick into the transmission. 5. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper mark (B) and lower mark (C). 6. If the level is below the lower mark, pour the recommended fluid into the dipstick hole to bring it to the upper mark. Always use Honda ATF DW-1 (ATF-Z1 has been replaced with ATF DW-1, Honda Service News Nov 2010) Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF). Using a non Honda ATF can affect shift quality.

There's transmission fluid in my car
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Is it full?
Automotive Expert
OK then you'll need to do a line pressure test to see if the pump is good.

What's a line pump test?
Automotive Expert
You need to connect a pressure gauge to the transmission to see if the pump is putting out pressure.

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