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When my car goes up a slight incline, it remains stationary and sounds as if it's in neutral...I shake my stick gear and then it goes. Same at a red light, when I go to drive again, it's stationary and the engine is revving as if it's in neutral..but then it kicks in.

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If your vehicle has a manual transmission it will need the clutch replaced. If it is an automatic then the transmission has internal problems which will more than likely need to be addressed. That is about all I can tell you since you didn't specify manual or automatic.

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If its making a wierd noise when you press the clutch in and let it out again i would say it is your thrust bearing in gearbox. if it automatic i would check your linkage between engine and bulkhead(back part of engine bay) as this is where it connects.

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