Driving a semi functional vehicle is not something I’m really proud to be knowledgeable about, but sometimes it comes in handy.
One of the large passenger vans at our worksite had a bad torque converter. We were going to drive it two hours to Fairbanks (or as close as we could get).
The van backed up just fine, but when I shifted it into drive it would not budge.
After several attempts of revving the engine up quite high, shifting over and over into every gear, the van was still stationary.
On one final attempt, the van finally started to creep forward. I revved the engine just below its limit and it kept slowly creeping forward a bit faster.
“Go! Just GO!” Uke yelled at me from his nearby truck.