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Q: Transmission slipping

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The transmission in my car is slipping.

A: Normally when I hear this complaint I check...

Normally when I hear this complaint I check the level of the transmission fluid while the vehicle’s engine is running and the transmission is in Park. While checking the level I would inspect the oil that came off the dipstick and smell it to see if it’s burnt, suggesting a burnt clutch pack. Have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect and tell you what your best options are.

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