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Engine revs up but doesn't move. Let it sit for a little while then it did. Whats up?

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You are probably low on automatic transmission fliud. At the rear of the engine compartment will be a dipstick much like the one you check the motor oil with but this one will be coming from behind the engine and it's probably be marked ATF or Transmission. The one on my Chevy truck is bright orange and it has a lock lever that needs to be released to pull the dipstick out. Park on level ground with the vehicle warm and running, set the parking brake and put the transmission in neutral. Pull the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag then re insert it and pull it out again to read the fluid level. If the fluid is not low, then my next move would be to have the transmission flushed and get the old fluid replaced. Old dirty fluid can clog filter screens and cause the symptoms you describe.

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