Q: My car will accelerate but won't drive or go in reverse. I also have an antifreeze leak as well. Does this automatically mean I ne

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My car was jerking when I would put it into drive. A couple days later it started over heating & I noticed an antifreeze leak. About a week after that a light with a wrench start to pop on and sometimes while driving my car wouldn't accelerate or drive. I would have turn it off than back on. The next day it would drive but wouldn't go in reverse. That night it wouldn't drive or reverse but still starts up. I was wondering if u should bother getting it checked. Everyone is assuming I need a new transmission which I can't afford so I was going to sell or scrap it. I was wondering if I should bother getting it diagnosised first? Could it be something other than the transmission going out? I don't want to get rid of it and find out it was something else besides the transmission.

My car has 138700 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should have it checked at least since it can be a bad shift cable or a bad transmission or low on fluid can all cause it not to go into gear.

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