Car doesn't move after releasing the brakes. Either in drive or reverse. It does move when i press the gas.

Asked by Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00 PM about the 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So kicking myself in the rear here, because i let my friends dad change my brakes for me instead of being charged over 400 for it to be done at a local shop.

When brakes were done he let down the car and forgot to remove a stand and it cracked a radiator hose. So he replaced the radiator completely, car runs fine.(sort of). I noticed when leaving that when the car is in drive or reverse it just doesnt move, and it always did before. I also noticed when letting off the brakes the car wont creep forward like it use to. Aswell as when I let go of the gas the rpms drop fast and the car slows down a lot slower then it use to without even braking. ( At the time of this question i didnt think to look to see if the EBrake was pulled, and its freezing right now to go back outside to check.)

Been doing some research and some similiar problems could be just not enough trans fluid (Which i hope), while some others sound bad.

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If he replaced the radiator and didn't check the tranny level then it is a possibility that it is low on fluid, but it sounds like the new brakes are adjusted too tight, you could try jacking the car up and blocking it, put it in neutral and try spinning each wheel by hand, if it don't turn fairly easy then they are too tight and need to be backed off a little.

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