Why does a car start but not shift gears?

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You either need a new transmission or a new clutch.

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Why is my gear shifter locked .my car is started but will not shift into gear?

the brake interlock press on the brake to release it

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Why will car shift but not lock into a gear?

This sounds like an issue with the selector fork linkages. Either that or the dog teeth are too worn out to hold the gears in place.

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Why does the shift lever move freely but the transmission does not shift into any gears?

The year, make and model info would help.

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What does it mean when your gear shift is locked in park it starts but will not reverise?

If your gear shift is locked into park, but the car stars and won't go into reverse, try unlocking the steering wheel. Turn the wheel back and forth to see if it remedies the problem.

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Why does the clutch on a 1988 GMC Jimmy leak fluid but will not shift into gear?

It wont shift because its leaking fluid.

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Why would a car start but not go when put in gear?

My guess would be a broken transmission.

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Why does the car start but does not move?

That could be for a number of reasons, and it's impossible to diagnose without knowing more information.

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Why would a 1994 Lincoln Town Car shift into reverse but not into any of the other gears?

Automatic transmissions have separate forward & reverse clutches. Your forward clutch is likely failed - burned out, etc. I had a similar failure on an Olds Cutlass many years ago. Got the car home by driving backwards for about four blocks (not recommended!).

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Can shift gears but car wont move?

Your engine seems to be operating correctly and when you step on the gas pedal or try to shift into gear your transmission does not react.Or, Your car will not move in either reverse or forward.Possible Cause: Automatic: Check transmission fluid levels.

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Why your car starts but will not go forward or backwards on gear change?

What type of transmission do you have Maunal or Automatic? If it is a manual transmission then possibly the clutch is worn. If it is an Automatic, then possibly the fluid is too low or may just need service. Check underneath the car to see if the fluid had been leaking. Do you recall a leak under...

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Why does my car start but not stay running?

This issue could be caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the combustion chamber.For fuel issues, start by checking the fuel pressure.With too much air in the engine after the MAF sensor, the engine runs so lean it can't properly combust the fuel air mixture, and it stops operation.

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Why will a 92 caprice not shift from 2nd gear?

think about it, the car is 19 years old, and the gears are probably stuck, need grease, replacement, adjusting, or even all of the above. go to a garage, have it looked at.

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Why does a Nissan Stanza Auto gear shift move normally but car does not go into any gears you can see the shaft slide into the transmission but car always acts as if it were in park or neutral?

If I remeber corectly the shifter shaft in the Transmision rotates, not go in and out.But regardless of that this transmision has a serious internal problem.It could be as easy as the linkage inside the transmision has fallen apart or the whole inside of the Transmision is ruined.BUT FIRST: Check...

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Why does a car idol high when shifting gears?

Typically this is caused by the load being removed from the engine, allowing it to rev faster and thus idle higher.

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Why would a car start but not go anywhere?

Usually when a car has issues moving from park or neutral it is an early sign that the transmission has gone out. The transmission is responsible for helping the vehicle change gears and move.

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Why is the shift stick not going onto parking gear?

you must apply the brake fully to put your vehicle in park

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Why would a car start but not stay running?

Answer: If the engine cranks but won't start, check for spark and fuel pressure.If it doesn't crank at all, check the battery condition.Usually, when the engine warms up and then stops, it is an indication of a problem with an ignition coil, ignition module or even the fuel pump.

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Your car goes into gear but does not drive?

if its rear wheel drive then check differential and if it is a front wheel drive car or diferential is fine then a gear in the trannsmission is sheered

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What would cause a car not to shift gears?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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What would cause a 1996 Ford Escort LX manual to not start while in gear but not go into gear after the car has been started?

The first half i can answer, the car wont start due to a thing called a neutral safety switch, car will not start unless it is in neutral or park, this is done as a safety feature so the car wont leap ahead or reverse when startedThe switch you are looking for is down behind the clutch petal and ...

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Why does my car jerk when I shift gears automatic?

Automatic transmissions that shift hard, jerk or shake during a shift change may mean your transmission fluid needs changed or fluid level is low.In manual transmission vehicles, abnormal gear shifts could indicate damaged gear synchros, worn clutches or other, more severe issues.

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What causes a car to not shift gears?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Car will shift but not move?

It sounds like you are having problems with the transmission's valve body or your brakes are locked up.This problem is common on Chevy 350 turbo transmissions. Inside of the transmissions oil pan there is a valve near the edge of the case that has a S-shaped linkage. This S-shaped linkage can sli...

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Why does your car knock when in gear and not moving but stops when it moves?

Sounds like a loose motor mount.

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Why would a car not start with your key but start easily with a jump start?

Your car could have a dead battery. Your key opens your electical system only while a jump allows you use the other car's electical system (good battery and all). It could also be a bad starter. Autozone can check your starter, battery, and alternator for free. that happend on our 94 ford explore...

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2000 Concorde does not shift out of 1st gear?

Is there a Check Engine Light on? Some Chrysler models have a transmission crippler that when the Check Engine light goes on you must hobble it to the dealership. Thank God that they don't have these on more cars. Go to a trusted mechanic or the dealership, have them diagnose it. Unless you have...

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Why does my car shift hard into 2nd gear?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? If your transmission shifts too quickly into a gear it will make your car “jerk” or accelerate too quickly on that shift.The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer i...

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How does a car shift gears?

What is moving inside the transmission when I move the shifter? The transmission allows the gear ratio between the engine and the drive wheels to change as the car speeds up and slows down.You shift gears so the engine can stay below the redline and near the rpm band of its best performance.

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Why does a transmission slam when shifting gears?

If it is automatic you have problems. If it is standard you still have problems. Put some transmission fluid in it then if it still "slams" you need a new transmission.----------The transmission is not slamming itself yet you are experiencing the gear drop in rather hard inside the casing. Check ...

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Why does a car sounds like it wants to start but will not turn over?

This is a murder mystery - Right? This is totally no comprendo. You are missing some or all of the clues and of the critical elements. 1 Is the starter running and nothing happening? Send more info please.Q:I'm having a similar problem with my Hyundai it sounds as if the starter and alternator ar...

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Why wont your van shift to a higher gear the rpms go way high but it wont shift?

transmission is DONE. Could be a sensor... with the van running, check the level of the transmission fluid....chances are you need to add some

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Why does your cruise control work in 4th gear but not in 5th gear on a 1997 Chevy cavalier 2.4L?

Some of these systems have a load/rpm profile, so if the car is going too slow for fifth gear it wont allow cruise.If the engine simply does not run well the cruise may be trying to work but will shut off instantly if it can't maintain the speed set.If the car is going too fast the cruise will no...

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Engine cranks but will not start why?

An engine which cranks but will not start is not receiving enough fuel or has no spark. A clogged fuel filter or bad spark plugs often cause this problem.

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Why is my car cranking but not starting?

If there's a spark when the engine is cranked, it has ignition.The problem is either fuel or compression.Use your AutoTap Express DIY to look for an RPM signal from the Crankshaft Position sensor while cranking the engine.A bad Crankshaft Position sensor is a common cause of no starts.

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Why is my car turning but not starting?

If a vehicle "turns over" but won't start, there is probably NOTHING WRONG with your starter, battery, or alternator.Cars that won't start when the engine is turned over by the starter usually have either a fuel supply problem or a no spark problem.A broken timing belt or chain can also stop your...

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Will not shift from first gear?

Make sure you push in the clutch.

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Car will start and go in gear but will not move?

Could be,Transmission failure,Parking brake stuck (frozen brake cables),

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Why would a car miss in forward gears but not reverse?

The chances are, the only clutch left in ur transmission grabbing is the revere clutch. Sounds like new clutches to me, good luck.

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Why would a car go into reverse but not forward gears?

Probably damaged or worn clutches in the transmission. If it's making strange noises when you try to go, it could also be the differential.

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What would cause my car to not shift gears?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Why is the car not shifting gears as quick as it used too?

Your car may need an oil change, tuneup, better fuel (premium, or transmission, also your car may need a fluids check

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Your 1990 Lincoln town car starts but does not stay on why is this?

This problem could be a number of things such as: Electrical, fuel pump, timing, etc. It's best to have a diagnostic ran on it if you're not mechanically inclined.

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Why does my car start but when you give it gas it will not move?

Take your foot off the gas and apply it to the break. Then shift from park to either reverse or drive. That usually works.

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Why does my car start when it's cold but not hot?

The cold starting issue could possibly be caused by a failing fuel pump or even a temperature sensor.Heat increases resistance in electrical circuits, and it is possible that once the fuel pump has been running for a while, high resistance causes it to slow or stop.

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Why would a turbo350 make a sound like it pop's out of gear shifting from first to second gear and then not shift at all?

maybe you broke something!

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Why does my engine not shift?

The engine doesn't shift.

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Why does your car not drive when shifted to drive?

The transmission is not building up enough pressure to shift. Check your fluid and fill if needed. If fluid is fine change the trans. filter and the pressure modulator. If that does not fix it have the tourqe converter flushed.If that does not fix it, you may need to have the transmission overhau...

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Why does my 1993 Voyager that drive in all gears forward but not in reverse?

It sounds like your transmission is on the way out. Have you checked the fluid? Make sure that's full and clean. This model van has a picky transmission, so make sure you use the recommended fluid.

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Why does your engine rev up when you shift gears?

if the engine isn't reved enough it will stall

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My car starts shaking pretty bad while trying to shift gears with auto trans at about 50mph but doesnt do it everytime it shifts?

The cars torque convertor maybe failing or slipping. Have a nechanic test your transmission. Have your sterring checked as well. Another option to have tyre balanced.

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Could the muffler be the reason why a car will not shift gears going up a ramp?

i wouldn't think so ....it shouldn't affect the gears ...5spd get your clutch looked at

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Why does my car make a noise when I shift gears?

Common reasons for this to happen: Low Transmission Fluid: The most common reason for any transmission-related problem is low fluid.Worn Clutch: If you have a manual transmission, it's possible that the clutch is worn out.This would make a screeching/grinding noise when attempting to put the car ...

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Why wont my 1984 Chevy S-10 automatic that will start up but not go into gear what is wrong?

The shift cable runs under the drivers side carpet. After many years of moisture and corrosion the cable seizes up and you can't move the shift into gear or it moves with great difficulty.

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Your 99 silverado starts jerking or missing when the shift light comes on but accelerate or shift gears and it quits and in 5th gear if i let off the gas just a little it starts the same thing.?

If a 1999 Silverado starts jerking or missing when the vehicle is shifting, it could be the speed sensor, the oxygen sensor, or the shift solenoid. There are two oxygen sensors on this vehicle. There is one before the catalytic converter and one after. Also check the timing belt for signs of wear.

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Why will my shift lever move but the transmission wont go in gear if you shift it real hard it might go in gear?

The year, make and model vehicle would help but in some vehicles the shift cable runs under the drivers side carpet and gets damaged from constant moisture resulting in a sticky, binding shift lever.

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Why dont the automatic trans not start off in low when in drive have to manually put the gear shift in low to start off?

This problem could be the linkage in the transmission. The transmission could also be going out and would need replaced.

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Why does my car not start sometimes?

Numerouse possibiities, bad gas, bad carburetor, bad spark plugs, bad spark plug wires, bad ignition coil, bad battery, bad ignition swithc, etc..

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Why does car not start after refueling?

The fuel pump could have been damaged if the fuel tank ran close to empty before refilling. Check the fuel pressure to insure that it is correct.

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Why does my car not go into gear?

The first culprit to suspect when your vehicle refuses to go into gear is low transmission fluid.Perhaps your fluid is leaking or low, and that may cause your car problems having a smooth gear transmission.You should be looking out for the level, smell and color of the fluid.If little, try adding...

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Car starts but will not keep running?

it cud b a number of things but keep these in mind when diagnosing a gasoline engine. in order to run it needs air, fuel, spark, and compression. start there.

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Why would your car shake when it is in gear and and idleng but not moving Same for when not in gear shakes when it waunts to out of gear. but shake when in gear and at idle?

Check your motor mounts.

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Why is your 1995 Aurora is not shifting to 2nd gear?

Chech ALL vacuum hoses. The tranny shifts by monitoring vacuum pressure.

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Why does my automatic car not change gear?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Why is my truck cranking but not starting?

If there's a spark when the engine is cranked, it has ignition.The problem is either fuel or compression.If the belt is okay, the problem is no fuel.Listen for the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank to make a buzzing noise when the ignition is turned on (you may have to open the gas cap to hear ...

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Why am I not moving after starting car and shifting to drive?

This is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid.As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not ...

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Why are my gears hard to shift?

The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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Why is the gear shift locked?

A less common cause for a shifter being stuck in park is a badly worn or faulty ignition switch.The shift interlock mechanism will remain in the locked position until the interlock solenoid receives a signal from the ignition switch indicating that it is in the "ON" position.

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Why wont your 01 Lincoln town car shift gears?

Your '01 Lincoln Town car might not shift gears because it is low on transmission fluid or because the transmission is damaged.

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Why does a 92 Saturn SC2 stutters in gear when idling but not when moving or in park and neutral?

tune-up time...read up on basic diagnosis and engine tuning in a manual... also, try a can of injector cleaner in the tank, and listen for hissing vacuum leaks while the engine is running(under the hood)/// read up on all of this... everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and the library...

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Why will a car turn over but not start in your volvo97 850?

Assuming there is fuel and spark to the proper components, then check the timing belt for slipping or broken. Remove the oil fill cap, and have someone crank the engine while you look at the camshaft. The camshaft should turn, if not, most likely the timing belt is defective.

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What causes a car to not idle in gear but not while in park or neutral?

A vacuum leak (Brake booster).

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Why is my car not shifting properly?

Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear.When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not sh...

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Why does a gear shift on a 1998 ford expedition get stuck in drive?

If you are no longer able to shift, then it's possible the linkage is broken. If this is a periodic problem, you may need to adjust the linkage or shift cable so that everything is prooerly lined up

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Automatic transmission will not shift out of second gear?

First check the transmission linkage and make sure it is actually clicking into gears. If not, it may need to be re-adjusted. Next, your transmission may be in "limp http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Transmission_won't_shift_out_of_2nd_gear# mode" which is popular with those transmissions. There are 2 s...

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5spd metro starts but will not move the engine idles and revs but when in gear it will not move the funny thing is that you can fully depress the clutch in gear and the car will not die?

Nothing funny here....bad clutch disc.

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Why is it hard to shift gears in my car?

A car that refuses to shift or go into gear easily is trying to tell you something is wrong and in most cases the culprit is the clutch or transmission.Transmissions are very complicated and have many moving parts, ignoring a hard to shift issue can quickly spiral into a very expensive transmissi...

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Why does car shutter when shifting from 4 to 5 gear?

There is a piece within the shift control called the Tachometer which messure the rpm the car is using. This will contorl what type of speed the car can hit. If during the time that your are shifting from 4-5 this has the rpms over 3000 sometimes a car needs to take a seconcd to pass the redline ...

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What causes a car to turnover but not start?

A less common cause is a worn starter that draws so many amps while cranking the engine that there's not enough juice left to adequately power the ignition system and fuel injectors.Contributing factors might be a weak battery and/or loose or corroded battery cables.The problem is either fuel or ...

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Why won't your Pontiac Sunfire shift gears?

fluids are fine, no codes, and it wont shift past 2nd gear. any help?

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Why does your truck not start in the morning but will once it gets warmer?

could be that your truck doesnt have a strong enough cold cranking amperageNot sure what year and make truck you have but in some vehicles if the engine coolant sensor fails it can have those symptoms.

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Why does my 2002 chev S-10 turns over but will not start?

2002 chev S-10 will turn over but not start.

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Why would a car crank but not start then start right up after towing it to the mechanic?

Several possible causes but here are the probables. A bad earth or loose wires, Flooded carb, or if it sounded like it was missing when cranked the could be the leads. Im not a mechanic but have worked on more cars than soft mick. Flooded sound favourite but then you need to find the cause to it ...

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Why does ODOFF light come on and car slip out of gear or down shift violently?

your tranny is going out sorry to say same thing happen to me get it check can be costy if dont get it looked at to soon look into spending 1200+ for a new one with labor to get it put in your gears are slipping

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Why does my car go in reverse but not drive?

The car will reverse but not go forward because of worn out solenoids, clutches, or gears.Transmission is likely to be the root cause.Transmission Fluid – Low level of fluid is a potential reason for making the car moving to reverse only.Check the level when the engine is hot and the vehicle runs...

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Why does my car cranks but doesn't start?

The engine needs fuel, compression and spark to run. You are missing at least one of those.

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Why does my car click but wont start?

The car makes a clicking noise but won't start.This sound usually means a dead battery.If not, check the wiring to and from the starter for a loose connection.

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Why would a car not shift out of park?

There is a brake pedal sensor that keeps you or your children from accidentally knocking the vehicle into gear. You have to press hard on the brakes to activate a switch. Once the switch is activated, current is sent to a solenoid that releases the shift lock. If either the shift lock or the swit...

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Why does my car start but wont stay running?

This issue could be caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the combustion chamber.For fuel issues, start by checking the fuel pressure.With too much air in the engine after the MAF sensor, the engine runs so lean it can't properly combust the fuel air mixture, and it stops operation.

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Why does your car shut down or slow down as you shift gears?

Different costs, it depends what airline you use. If you use a car, it depends on what fuel you use.

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Why might a transmission not shift?

Check the fluid level. Check for trouble codes with a scanner, Check shift linkage/vaccum lines.

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Why does a manual transmission have trouble shifting gears when it is cold?

Oil thick due to cold temperaturesAs vehicle warms up oil thins making it easier to shiftSounds like you're running petroleum lube in your manual. Completely drain out all of the current lube & replace with Pure Synthetic Manual Tyranny Lube. I suggest: AMSOIL 100% Pure Synthetic Manual Trans...

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Why does a car vibrate when stopped and in gear but the vibration goes when accelerating?

For cars that are older, there's a possibility it is cause by poor idling adjustment. Older car have carburettors, that would allow the adjustment of idling speed ( And the CO and CO2 mixtures).For most modern cars, most are EFI( Electronic Fuel Injection ) that are control by ECU. Perhaps, in or...

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Why does my car jerk when shifting gears with an automatic transmission?

Why Does My Transmission Jerk When Shifting Gears? The most common cause of hard shifts is a low fluid level, so check your fluid level and add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer if it is low.Jerky shifts can also be caused by excessive line pressure due to a clog or malfunctioning shift solenoid.

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If car just is clicking but does not start is that a starter problem?

it could be the starter or it could just be a bad battery, try to jump start the vehicle with another vehicle with jumper cables or a jumpbox, if the vehicle starts, most likely it is the battery. It is still a good idea to get the starter checked out.

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1994 sunbird automatic does not shift into gear until you get up to 45 miles?

It sounds like you need to add transmissino fluid. It could also be a vacuum line that has come loose from the transmission.

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My 1999 S-10 does not want to shift into second gear its an automatic?

There are several causes that an automatic transmission will not want to shift into second gear. The two most common causes are transmission pump issues and trouble with the vacuum modulator.

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Why does my car rev high but not accelerate?

No, a clogged fuel filter would not explain an engine that is revving at high RPMs without the car moving at an appropriate speed.The most likely explanation would be a failing transmission if it is of the automatic variety, or a slipping clutch if it has a manual transmission.

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92 silhouette 3800 4t60e trans won't shift into first gear starts out in second gear?

I've got the same problem. Finally found something that makes sense. The 4T60E tranny does not shift manually to first. So there is no way shift into 1st by moving a lever on the outside of the tranny. Check all your connections for any damage or cracking first. There is a pair of solenoids that ...

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Why does ac work but not heater?

AC and heater are 2 different systems. The heater works by channeling fluid from your radiator to a heater core usually located under your dash. Heater may not work due to blockage in the line from the radiator or the heater core under your dash may be faulty.

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Starter cranke but engine does not start 1997ford Explorer?

could be your coil pack / igntion moduel / or fuel pump

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