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What are some issues to look for that would cause car not to move in any gear, but you can feel it wants to go when raising rpms. Could this be the trans is gone or something minor. Helping a friend and haven't had experience working on an eclipse. The car is a automatic.

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Lets assume the park brake is off. If you put it in gear, forward or reverse and the engine revs but care doesn't move, you are either very low on automatic transmission fluid or the transmission is burned up. Check the fluid level. If normal smell the fluid. If it smells burned, there is no doubt that the transmission is burned up.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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    Chris Busby Sep 15, 2010

    Being a friends car this is what he explained to me. In car with it running, no park brake, put car in to drive, nothing, car just revs up, tried reverse same thing happens in all gears. The fluid smells fine. Thanks for the info

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