Q: I have a Volkswagen Jetta 02 and it starts up but when in gear it won't move when I press the gas pedal what do you think is wrong

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I have a Volkswagen Jetta 02 and it starts up but when in gear it won't move when I press the gas pedal what do you think is wrong

My car has 189471 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Monticello. Thanks for contacting us tonight. In most cases, this issue is caused by a damaged shift solenoid or perhaps an obstruction of debris inside the transmission hydraulic lines. It could also be caused by damaged inside the transmission or the torque converter. It’s probably best to have a professional mechanic complete an onsite inspection to isolate the source of this problem, so the right repairs can be made.

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