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1999 4Runner with RPM and Drive problems

My 4Runner has issues.  When I try to accelerate the only thing that moves quickly is the RPM gage.  I cannot go up a hill without having to floor it pushing the rpms to 6.  Yesterday I tried to begin driving up a hill and when I put it in drive it wouldn't was as if it was in nuetral.  I put it in L and still no movement, only a revving of the engine...Finally in 2 it moved up the hill.  Any suggestions?

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Your trans either has a very low fluid level or the clutch pack in your transmission has failed, check the fluid and see if the fluid is burnt (should be clean and red) or low, if it is burnt that pretty much mreans you need to have the trans repaired.

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I suggest that you check to see if you have any transmission fluid in it or see if it si burnt. I ther is fluid then you will have to take it to a transmission shop and get an estimate to fix this problem. I am assuming that this vehicle is an automatic. If it has a clutch then you need to replace the clutch, throw out bearing and pressure plate. This will fix your problem.

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