Q: My car will not move while I put it in Gear

asked by on August 17, 2017

When I put my car in drive, reverse or lower gear it will not move at all. When I do put it in drive or reverse the rpm goes up a little then back down but the car won't move at all. When I press the gas pedal, the rpm goes up normal but the car doesn't move. I hope it's not the transmission that blew.

My car has 197336 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Francisco. If you can feel the vehicle shift into gear after moving the shifter into a forward gear, then it’s likely that there is internal damage inside the transmission. However, if you move the shifter but nothing appears to happen, it’s probably a shift solenoid, or the linkage itself is damaged. You might want to have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to shift inspection to determine what’s causing this problem, so they can recommend the best course of action.

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