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Car barely moves, Low transmission fluid light comes on. Park it for an hour and everything appears to be okay, light off, drives fine.

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You have low tranmisstion oil in the box.But change it dont just top it up.

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It wont move i put it in reverce it wont move i put it in drive it wont move


check transmission fluid level could be low.if transmission fluid level okay and fluid and filter been changed every 21000 miles.code scan for transmission fault codes like faulty transmission range sensor.faulty transmission fluid pressure solenoid, look for faulty torque converter code or faulty tcm. if you see no fault codes.either transmission manual shift linkage loose or broken or you have internal transmission damaged.

Apr 16, 2011 | 1999 Ford Escort

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1999 buick park ave has loss of power when accelarating from stop


if your engne rpm race upward when you apply gas but the car move slowly, you have transmission problem. I had this same problem when my transmission gone bad. you may need to have it services or low on transmission fluid. if not the low fluid problem, then you have transmission gears defect.

Mar 28, 2011 | 1998 Buick Park Avenue

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My 2001 ford taurus will not move at all with car on. Can place in all gear & still will not move a inch. What has happen


with the engine running,in park, open the hood. pull the transmission dipstick,located on passengers side,just below the windsheild.the handle may be red,or yellow.pull the dipstick out and read it.the fluid level should always be in the crosshairs or XXXXXX's it has a full reading, at the top of theXXXXX's but only while the engines running and motors warm. it [the dipstick has a cold reading,but more acurate when read warm,and in PARK. always use FOMOCO transmission fluid when adding transmission fluid to your car. that means ford motor company fluid only.[fomoco] is it leaking fluid at all? do you see red fluid anywhere that you park the car? if so,then you have either a bad front or rear transmission seal. either ones a better thing than a bad transmission ,sounds like you're just low on fluid,but i got to ask where the fluid leaked or where it went? suggest that you check for leaks. you may add fluid to your transmission and it moves, but be alert,look for a leak somewhere.thank you for choosing fixya.com

Feb 20, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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My car hesitates and roars by jerking into gear while accelerating and decelerating. What would be some reasons that this is happening?


The tranny fluid may be low. Check it when hot,car idling & in park. The tranny bands may need adjustment & check all vacuum lines for leaks. Good luck!

Feb 02, 2011 | 1985 Ford Crown Victoria

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2001 kia sportage . transmission does not change


Popular Problems Checks
1. Car will not go into gear:
  • Gear selector cable has failed
  • Brake lock solenoid/brake light swtich has failed not allowing the gear selector to move out of "Park"
  • Excessively low transmission fluid (note: if car is operated for an extended amount of time with low fluid level the transmission will fail prematurely)
  • Shorted electrical component not allowing the PCM to control the transmission. Example: shorted fuse
  • Flex plate (flywheel) is broken completely not transferring engine power to the transmission.
2. Car goes into gear but then fades out of gear or is slipping while driving:
  • Transmission fluid is low
  • Transmission clutch discs or bands are worn out or burned
  • Faulty transmission shift solenoid.
3. Car goes into gear but does not shift out of first:
  • Blown fuse to the PCM controller
  • Faulty vehicle speed sensor (VSS)
  • Shorted second gear control solenoid
  • Faulty transmission controller (PCM)

Nov 23, 2010 | 2001 Kia Sportage

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Light that looks like exclamation point in a circle located below tachometer flashing.


First off you need an owner's manual. You can get a free one here. http://pdfservicemanual.com/automotive/2001-ford-taurus-owners-manual The light that looks like a gear with an exclamation point inside indicates there is a problem with the transmission. May just be low of transmission fluid. To check the level dive the car until the transmission is warm, park on a level surface, place gear shift in park with engine running, and check transmission fluid level. Add only if necessary and do not overfill. If it is not low of fluid then seek professional help. The exclamation point in a circle under the fuel gauge next to the Brake light indicates you are low of brake fluid. Check the level of the brake fluid. If it is low you more than likely need to check your brake pads as they are worn out.

Jun 19, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Car will start but wont go into any gears


From my understanding you can move the shift lever but not move the car. Check the transmission fluid. You check it with the car on a level surface and the engine running in Park. If there is fluid on the dipstick see if it smells burned. If the fluid is not on the dipstick look under the car to see if it is covered with fluid. If you have a damaged or loose transmission pan you could lose fluid. If it is low on the dipstick add the proper type of fluid until it shows within the operating range. If the car moves then - take it to a transmission shop for an inspection.

Dec 15, 2009 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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When you put the shifter to drive position, transmission doesnt move, when in hot engine running. why?


Check your automatic transmission fluid level. It's most likely low, very old and burned, or both. Bad transmission fluid is brownish and gives off a strong burning odor. If your fluid level is just low, you may have a leak. If you park your car in the same spot everyday, look for a pool of fluid. If not, leave some newspaper under the car when you park it. When you return, check the newspaper for fluid. Depending on how many miles you have on the car, changing the fluid would be a good idea, especially if it has more than 60k miles. Most cars require changing transmission fluid every 30k miles and since your car is newer, I'm assuming it was changed at the 30k mile service check. I hope this answers your question. Best of luck.
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Nov 06, 2009 | 2007 Honda CR-V

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Transmission


Check fluid level to see if low (car won't move with low fluid) Also is the gear selector feeling like its connected (no slop) if so could be loose and come out of gear, try moving it to other gears to see if it engages, if all these fail sounds like tranny has gone out.

Aug 06, 2009 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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Low Transmission Fluid in 2003 Oldsmobile Alero


  • This care does not have a dipstick but can easily be checked at home.

  1. 1. Warm the car up to running temperature.
  2. 2. Park it on a level surface.
  3. 3. Leave the car running and set the emergency /parking brake. Also set bricks in front and behind the wheels.
  4. 4. Look on the passenger side of the transmission (underneath the car)
  5. 5. You will see a 10mm bolt a little bit inward from the right axle on the transmission itself.
  6. 6. Have a drain pan ready and pull that bolt.
  7. 7. If fluid comes out it is full.
  8. 8. If no fluid comes out then add ATF III in the fill port on top of the transmission until the fluid just barely seeps out of that hole you removed the bolt from.
  9. 9. This port is on top of the transmission (under the hood) and is usually red or black in color.
  10. 10. The transmission is now full and ready to go.
  • Hope this helps.

Jun 19, 2009 | 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

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