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Engine revving, but car moving slowly until higher gears

Starting about a week ago, about half the time I start driving, the engine revs erratically while the car moves very slowly. Once I get into higher gears, the problem goes away.

Someone suggested to me that the transmission might need to be replaced, or it may be as simple as re-filling the transmission fluid. Any ideas?

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Check fluid level and see if it smells burned. If you do not work on it yourself, have a good reliable trans shop check it out. Usually the repair shop you use can recommend which trans shops do good work.

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