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Down shift hard

At 30 mph, while slowing down, it down shifts hard. Only code that comes up is PO562. I first noticed this after changing the front brakes.

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Get a tranny flush and filter change,make sure you get a flush as well or the contaminated fluid will remain in the valve body and torque converter, if this may not cure it completly but will buy you some time to save up for repairs, it has nothing to do with the brakes

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