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Driving down the highway, when suddenly I had no power. Every gear feels like ''Neutral''... lots of Transmission fluid, but no go.

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  • dave taylor May 11, 2010

    sounds to me like you blew a seal. A lot of times if this happens the
    transmission has kind of a shutoff so that with no fluid it wont do
    anything so yes it would feel like you are in neutral. i hope this helped.


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Sounds to me like you blew a seal. A lot of times if this happens the transmission has kind of a shutoff so that with no fluid it wont do anything so yes it would feel like you are in neutral. I hope this helped

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