I start my car and when I go to put it on drive or reverse it does nothing but I can hear the motor going
My car has 178208 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Hi - I would check fluid level - and whether the fluid is dirty or overheated - in the transmission first. Even if only a quart low, or dirty enough to cause transmission valves to stick - it could exhibit this behavior. If fluid level is adequate, and clean, I would suspect low hydraulic pressure in the transmission, preventing actuation of clutches and bands for gear selection. I would recommend a transmission inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.
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