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If the transmission has a leak and the car wont drive when its in gear what is the cause of it?

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2005-09-05 01:39:36
2005-09-05 01:39:36

Are you asking the cause of the leak or cause of the not moving problem. If your fluid is low that may be the problem right there. YOU CAN BURN OUT A TRANSMISSION BY NOT KEEPING FLUID FULL!!!

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