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2002 toyota highlander transmission

My car have been making weird noises. today while driving to my parents, it wouldnt pick up speed. if i step on the gas it made really loud noises. it would not reverse too. is it my transmission? do i need a new one?

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First check your transmission fluid level improper fluid level is the number one cause of trans failure, you need to check it with the vehicle warmed up, on flat ground, i accidently checked mine while it was tilted in my driveway and i got a false reading on the dipstick. The fluid should have a reddish color too it, if it is light brown, its time to get it serviced, if it is dark brown or black and you can feel gritty particles while rubbin it between your fingers, your transmission is toast.

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