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Q: My car gear box is slipping

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Gear box slipping when I am driving
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. Depending ...

Hi there, thanks for writing in. Depending on the vehicle you have, the most common problem would be a loss of fluid from a leak and will cause the slipping of the transmission. If the fluid is not leaking and is full, then the problem will most likely be internal to the transmission and bad clutches. Have the transmission tested by a mechanic to diagnose the problem for you.

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