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Feels hesitant like the parking brake is partially on and is running warmer than usual and smells warm

Fluids are all full

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I think I just answered your question posed a different way. This post is worded a little different though. It makes me wonder. Do you mean when you have the vehicle running and you press the gas it doesn't move for a bit then does? To be more sure of the answer I gave you before I suggest you pull the dipsticks for your fluids again and smell them. If any of them smell burnt post back again with which one or ones. If my first diagnosis is right your transmission fluid will either smell burnt look burnt or both. By looking burnt I mean it will be a dark and brownish kind of red instead of a more translucent bright and vibrant red. The smell well it smells bad and kinda burnt. If you have any new fluid you would definitely be able to tell the difference. For the engine oil, it can also be burnt and again you would tell the difference by the smell but it is harder to tell by the look. It would be jet black and you might even see bits of metal if you clean it off the dipstick with your fingers then rub them together like you were signing money, money, money (which is what either the engine or the transmission is going to cost). Again if you speak of it only doing this when everything is warm it implies the transmission. Hope these answers help and I hope your day gets better! Still willing to answer if this doesn't help and you have more questions and answers.

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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    Sorry I forgot to say, after rubbing your fingers together like money, money, money look at them for little bits of metal.



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