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Automatic transmission when i put the car in drive it wont take off but when i press the gas and get the engine to about 2 thousnad RPM then it will drive and take off it was doing the same with reverse but for a while the reverse straighten out then it started up again.

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Sounds like you might have a sticky valvebody
before i would do anything major try some trans tune

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TRANSMISSION GOES INTO GEAR (REVERSE AND DRIVE) BUT WILL NOT MOVE. 2004 SUZUKI VERONA


auto trans.101
1: check levels by the book, not like engine. RTM
2: check fuses.
3: scan it, or get it scanned. for transmission errors.
if car wont move and RPM goes high as foot presses guess
that is trans slip.
of RPM (engine) does not rise or only tiny,
that is lost engine power, total loss. but idle. (can happen)

Nov 19, 2016 | 2004 Suzuki Verona

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How to TEST A TORQUE CONVERTER ON A Automatic Transmission


Symptom : chattering or vibration while idling, and in Park.
Transmission sluggish upon Accelaration..

Step 1: chock Block all your wheels, and put your Auto emergency brake on (applied).

Step 2: You step on your gas pedal with engine in Drive, Full throttle. do not hold your regular brake pedal...Hold gas pedal down for 2 seconds your car will try to move. All wheels must not slip.

Step 3: watch your rpm gauge, your stall should be between 2400-2800 rpm depending on specification of manufacturer..
a low reading isbad stator assembly,
a high reading is a slipping one way clutch..

on Jul 10, 2010 | GMC Blazer Cars & Trucks

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When put into reverse and gas is pressed car goes nowhere but revs up when car is put in drive and revs to 4000 RPM it just inches forward. Any idea why?


If it's an automatic, is there fluid in the transmission? If the fluid is ok, the transmission is bad. If it's a straight stick, the clutch is bad.

Sep 16, 2015 | 2005 Nissan Sentra

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Car surging


Is the car equipped with the Automatic Transmission?
If so, read on.
Otherwise skip to the end and answer some questions.

POSSIBLE SCENARIO:
I have observed a condition where my car surges slightly when the torque-converter clutch (TCC) cycles between lock and unlock when driving on an uphill grade.
First some basics and history that will explain why the TCC is used.

Engine, Torque Converter, TCC, and Transmission relationship--
The TCC allows for a solid connection between the engine and transmission which allows the input to the transmission to rotate at the same speed as the engine.
Without a TCC, there is slippage between the engine and automatic transmission. The slippage is greatest at low engine RPM. That is what allows the engine to run with the automatic transmission in gear, like when you first shift into gear or stop at a stop sign. When the throttle pedal is depressed, the engine RPM begins to increase and the torque converter begins to slip less and less the more the engine RPM increases. The car moves. But even at cruising speeds the torque converter slips slightly. Engine RPM is greater than transmission input RPM, which is realized as slight decrease in fuel efficiency.
When acceleration is complete and a constant speed is being maintained, the engine power output is reduced to the point where the TCC can engage and eliminate any slippage between the engine and transmission. If the car has a tachometer the engagement of the TCC can be verified when a slight reduction in engine RPM observed without a corresponding change in vehicle speed.
One method used to test the operation of the TCC is as follows:
Find a flat section of road where it is safe to perform the test.
Reach a steady speed and keep the gas pedal depressed with one foot. While observing the tachometer (or listening for an increase in engine RPM), with the other foot depress the brake pedal enough to activate the break light switch but not enough to engage the brakes. When the brake light switch activates, the TCC receives a signal to disengage. With the gas pedal being held steady, release the brake pedal and the engine RPM should decrease when the TCC engages.
Old cars with Automatic Transmissions did not use a TCC. I believe the TCC was put in use in an attempt to increase fuel economy.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH SIMILAR SYMPTOMS
The condition that causes that issue on my car is this:
- A slight uphill grade increases the load on the engine.
The car tends to gradually slow and it is necessary to depress the gas pedal to maintain speed.
- Depressing the throttle pedal (manually, or automatically with cruise control engaged) signals the torque converter clutch to unlock when the load increases slightly. (A more drastic load increase would signal the Transmission to downshift to a lower gear.) The corresponding increase in engine RPM and output is enough to compensate for the reduction in speed. When the vehicle speed, engine RPM, and throttle position stabilize to the point that the TCC will engage and the engine RPM will reduce in correspondence with TCC engagement. Now, if the road conditions have not changed, power output is not enough to maintain vehicle speed. With the increased load caused by full engagement between engine and transmission, and the cycle (surging) repeats itself until the road conditions change.

Does that help?
If not:

QUESTIONS
Please define the symptoms.
What are the road conditions when the surge occurs? (A slight uphill grade?)
What is the frequency of the surge?
Does the engine power output have a noticeable surge?
Is there a speed change related to the surge?
Does the tachometer move up and down with little or no change in vehicle speed?
Are all instrument indication in the normal range?
What else has changed?

Good luck!

May 24, 2014 | Subaru Impreza WRX STi Cars & Trucks

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When putting car in reverse or drive car dies


sounds like your automatic transmission is stuffed, take it to a mechanic for a second opinion but it seems to me like you'll need to either rebuild or replace the transmission

Feb 18, 2014 | Chrysler Voyager Cars & Trucks

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My car starts, but when I put it into drive it wont move. I can floor it and my car wont go anywhere. It sound like I'm pressing the gas and it sound like its in neutral but its in drive. PLEASE HELP!!!


If its a manual transmission, I would say its your clutch. If your car is an automatic, I would say its your transmission, or possibly you need to add transmission fluid to your car.

Sep 10, 2013 | 2002 Acura RSX

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Audi 100 c4 with automatic transmission engine turns off when gear put on drive


stationary rpm is to low,its normal higher the handgearbox.
too keep motor running it chould be higher so engine stay running,
while put in drive.

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When driving at 15 miles, the car is usually on second gear, when pressing the gas pedal, one of 3 things happen, it easier feels as a little jump occured, or an increase in RPM, that settles down shortly...


I would suggest a service of the automatic transmission where the filter will be cleaned, bands tightened and new transmission fluid put in. the autotransmission is often forgotten about in our car servicing.
Good Luck

Sep 13, 2009 | 2008 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz C Class

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Nissan pulsar 1988 wont go into gear I can put the gear stick in the right gear but does nothing wont reverse or drive, its automatic and has a reconditioned engine in it


try checking your transmission oil (i had the same problem but after $30 it was fixed) it might had drained out. if your transmission oil is fine then consult a mechanic preferebly an automatic transmission specialist. may be your transmission needs a rebuild.

May 20, 2009 | 1988 Nissan Pulsar

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