The transmission slipping refers to a situation where a gear becomes disengaged when it is not supposed to. The result will be a loss of acceleration or speed as the engine is no longer driving the wheels. The gear may reengage, causing only a momentary slip.
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Engine Revs, but Vehicle Slows
When the transmission gear slips, the engine no longer faces the resistance of turning the driveshaft. The engine will speed up as a result of the reduction in resistance and maintenance of fuel. The drive wheels will be disconnected from the engine, causing the vehicle to coast under its momentum.
Category: Transmission and Clutch