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Possible transmission issue

02 explorer revs high before engaging and moving forward, especially from a cold stop. Have checked fluid levels, all seems fine there. Also this afternoon started making a groaning noise

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You have a serious transmission problem, by driving the car you are making a bad problem worse. You will need to have the transmission overhauled.

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