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My trans wont go in any gear and smells like its burning it smokes to.makes a weird whining noise when started

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Doesnt sound good. Check your transmission fluid. If it is dark instead of pink or red, it is burnt. It will also smell burnt if you smell it. if its burnt the trans is probably toast. The only thing you can do is service the transmission by changing the filter and all of the fluid and see how it goes. Im not saying that this will work but this is the only thing you can do before officially pronouncing it DOA. Sorry..

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