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Answered 2006-08-09 15:00:22

That sounds like the transmission is "slipping", meaning that the clutch isn't engaging at the right time, allowing the engine to race when you're trying to go. If you can't tell that something is wrong, and just put your foot into the pedal without regard to what is going on, not only will you end up with a clump of useless metal where the transmission WAS, you'll also end up with a clump of useless metal where the ENGINE was.

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