Car revs and struggles to accelerate

Tiny
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  • 2005 SCION XB
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 146,155 MILES
I changed the oil, brakes, and spark plugs on my friends car. After I was finished I cleared the "maint reqd" light off her dash, we put the car in reverse and the engine would build rpm fine but would barely move. Then I put in drive to pull away and the engine built rpms but struggled to gain speed. It gradually improved and does fine in a straight line but turning right it still revs significantly without out gaining speed then it "catches" and accelerates. Feels almost like riding a clutch then dumping it and will accelerate suddenly. Please help im stumped!
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Sunday, August 17th, 2014 AT 2:16 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like you drained the transmission fluid by mistake instead of the engine oil. Check the oil level. If I'm right, the oil will be extremely over-full. Trying to force the vehicle to move with a slipping transmission will do serious internal damage very quickly. The clutch plates will overheat just as though you were riding a manual transmission clutch.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2014 AT 2:25 AM

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