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Automatic transmission not working correctly

I have a 2003 Kia Optima LX with a DOHC V6. the transmission has been out of wack. Meaning that, the transmission will not shift correctly and will downshift at random moments. For an example on not shifting correctly: I was driving down a backroad to see if the problem has run itself out and i was driving at 1st gear at 20MPH and it was going over 3RPM! Which the car usually shifts to 2nd aroudn 2.5RPM. For example of downshifting: I would be in 4th gear going around 60-70MPH on the interstate and the car shudders, making me loose a little bit of control, and sending my RPMs to the 3-4 range. I can't loose this car just yet so please PLEASE help me out!

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You will need a local transmission repair shop to diagnose this problem correc6tly.

Posted on May 10, 2013

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SOURCE: Kia Optima won't downshift

it my be the throw out bearing going bad does it do this in all grars

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