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new to this club, looking for guidance, some insight into a possible solution. At the beginning of the pandemic (march 2019) we got sent to home office and the car was parked since then, I would occasionally start up the car and drive it just around the block but I stopped for a very long time. Until recently that I decided to take it out for a drive the car started shifting hard from 3rd to 4th, the RPMS would go up to 8000 after it hit 4th gear and after just a few minutes of driving it would just stop moving. No gears would engage and the car wouldn't move at all; the gear display on the car's dashboard appeared all with a RED-filled square, never seen that before. If I let the car sit for a while (hours) and then fire it up again and shift it moves but if I take it out 30 meters or so it stops and it doesn't drive.

I consulted with a mechanic that came over to inspect the car and said I needed a new transmission, what baffles me is the fact that it works, even if it's a short distance. Or is this an early sign that it's going bad? Replacement or repair a solution? thanks!
 
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