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1999 Galant I was driving my galant down a steep hill and for some reason it started redlinning and wudnt shift. By the time i tried to hit the brakes my trans went out. The car is a 1999 mitsubishi galant with an auto trans. I checked the trans oil and it didnt smell burnt or anything. My rpms still work but car wont go in reverse or forwards and there is trans oil in it and i also hear a whining noise whn i hit the gas. Is my transmition totaly burnd or cud it be something els?

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Front clutch has gone by the sound of it,fit a manual gearbox then use gears to use engine as brake on a descent in future.

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