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Transmission problem! Well when the car turns on it sounds normal, but when you try to switch gears... nothing happens. I dont thing it changes so when you accelerate it just roars and dosnt drive?

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If a manuel transmission then the clutch has gone bad.if auto transmission then it needs a rebuild..

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