Q: Why does my rpm rev up but the car doesn't accelerate

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why does my rpm rev up but the car doesn't accelerate

My car has 134000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello there, many faults will cause your RPMs to increase but the car not to accelerate. This is called a slipping clutch and happens when power is applied when in gear. There are several causes for a slipping clutch; the most common are a faulty clutch, pressure plate, or shift linkage.

A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose why your clutch is slipping and make any repairs required to restore your car to working order.

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