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1996 Buick Century- When accelerating from stop, engine revs but car won't move in Drive. Once up to 30mph in another gear (2nd, etc) will move in Drive. Problem started with stall-like shaking during accelerating from stop. Also, loud revving noise from 45mph to levelling off at 60mph. Seems like car wants to continue running even when I stop accelerating. I am able to coast at full speed for approx. 1/10 mi. Breaks checked-fine. Is it transmission or fuel line issue?

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  • deannamclean Jul 20, 2009

    Thank you for the quick response. I was afraid of that being the case. I was hoping to rule it out because I had no problems in other gears.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Seems to beok at normal speeds but when I accelerate it runs rough and noisy

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Low on fluid!
transmission pump failing or converter loose or cracked drive plate where converter bolts up to
could be slipping clutches or bands
or even the control module
get it to a workshop asap!
preferaly dont flat tow it or drive it as your only doing more damage
Cheers Rob.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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You have a transmission that is slipping, it is going to need a teardown and overhaul.

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