When I drive my car the RPM revs all the way to almost 5 and barely moves at 10 miles an hr. And when I am able to drive on the freeway it randomly revs itself up and down, even while on crusie contro

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Asked by Nov 13, 2015 at 06:20 PM about the 1996 Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It is very hard to get the car to move from a
stop light. There are no lights showing up
on the dashboard indicating that there is
anything wrong with the car? Please help I
have a feeling it may be the motor, but not
sure!!

4 Answers

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It's the transmission. The motor is revving like that because the car is still in neutral and the transmission is not working properly.

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First thing to do is check the transmission fluid level. If it's ok, have a reputable transmission shop take a look at it. HTH. -Jim

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I was told that I can't check the transmission fluid in a stuck that it has to be done professionally, is that true!?

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Not really. But it is more difficult to check on a stick. Since it is a stick it's probably not going to be the transmission. It sounds like a slipping clutch. I assumed that it was an automatic. Sorry about that! HTH. -Jim

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