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Old 11-21-2010   #1
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Engine runing but car won't go anywhere

Hi,

I have a 2002 honda civic automatic transmission and I was driving yesterday and everything was OK. But in the middle of the drive, when i tried to accelerate to faster speeds say from 40 to 60 the the engine would just rev up but i could not get the speed. I could feel as though it did not shift into a higher gear. I did not give much importance thinking it may be due to icy roads.

So I drove further for 10 mins and I had stopped at an intersection. Then I tried to drive but the car won't move enven though the engine was running. So I was stalled in the middle of the road during which i called the tow truck. But after say 15 mins I tried to run and i was able to drive for another 5 mins and then stalled. The engine was still running but car wont move. It was also not the case of tires spinning in ice. So finally I had to get it towed.

So can someone suggest what's the problem with the car stopping but engine still runing? I checked the transmission fluid and its OK. Thanks in advance!!
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Re: Engine runing but car won't go anywhere

Your transmission is shot

Either:
Get it replaced for lotsa $$
Get it rebuilt for slightly less $$

Get a new car for more $$
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Re: Engine runing but car won't go anywhere

Word ^ ...or swap it to a manual tranny and have some fun!
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Re: Engine runing but car won't go anywhere

any engine light on? if not, its prolly dead trans. seems to be picking up again around here.
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Is it just me, or is this the third dead trans post in as many days?
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it could be the last one on that list. it happened in my car once. with a manual tranny when i would shift the speed would go up but rpms would sit at an idle
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