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Hard shiftting transmission

When my van gets warm sometime when it is upshifting it jerks hard and whaen i roll into a stop sometimes when it drops down back into first gear it jerks hard.Do not know when it had last tranny fluid change and what is the process in changing tranny fluid, does the tourqe converter have a plug?

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On this van with this problem you should have it serviced by a flush tool. You can also get BG Trans additive to help this. I would say if you can drop the pan yourself do it change the filter add fluid and the BG additive. If you feel real good about your skills takr the upper trans line off the radiator drop it into a bucket add a funnel to you dipstick tube start the van and pour in the fluid at the same rate it comes out into the bucket. Do this untill you run 12 quarts through. Then stop the van reinstall the trans line. check the fluid level. If ok then install the BG trans additive. Google bgfindashop.com and enter your zip code that will tell you the shops where you can buy the chemical.

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