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Have the fault codes read . Check for servo / sensors faults. Have a pressure test done on the tranny to check pressures. Have the band and clutch adjustments checked.

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I just had a motor put in and my a t temp light is flashing from the moment gee started the car ...doesnt appear to be shifting and kicks hard in first ...rmp run over 3 all the time ..changed filter and...

First thing I would check is transmission fluid level. The fluid should be checked with engine warm, engine running, in park and good idea to have emergency brake on. You may know this but many people check transmission with engine off and think it is overfilled. I met one a couple months. It happens.

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Hard erratic shifting 2006 kia spectra

Is the car running good? If the motor isnt running right and is missing with no power it will cause the transmission to shift hard due to taking to long to shift, so it could just need a tune up

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My 2001 Saturn L300's automatric transmission shifts hard and the wrench light goes on after driving for a while

Does this car run properly, motor wise. Any hesitations ? I have 2 of these cars one auto, and one 5 sp. I had the same problem and it was a sensor in the motor, not transmisson. You may want to have the car's code read. That would be the cheapest way to pinpoint it

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I have a '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4wd. The check engine light came on and ****** shifted hard a couple times and doesn't seem to want to shift into 2nd. Changed fluid and filters and level...

I recomended you to go to the dealer or a mechanic
this can a vehicle specialy the grand Cherokee it is famous for
problems in Motor or transm.
But you can make some mechanic if you don't know how to doit
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That code is for an encoder motor(shift motor) on the transfer case.Not difficult to change but expensive to buy(200 dollars).Check all the wires and make sure none are nicked and that everything is plugged up good before replacing.You will need to remove front drive shaft to get the encoder motor off the transfer case.The hard shifts are due to a limp condition set by the code being stored.

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My automatic trans is not shifting correctly after we replaced the engine'I. It is hard to go to 2nd and if it goes to 3rd a little gas and it downshifts back to 2nd. We changed the filter and new fluid...

You need to adjust you shift linkage, and I would recommend that you run some Seafoam in your transmisson, it will stop hard shifts, and restore your shift points.

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I have a 2001 mercury villager estate. It shifts hard and the check engine light comes on when you run the a/c. It has ben at the ford dealer a month and a half with then trying everything they can think...

I would get it out of the dealer.
It is 9 years old,only go there when it is free and under warantee.
Does it only act up with A/C on?
Sounds like a pressure control issues in trans ,only when it acts up.
Not in the trans,maybe a sensor on trans or solenoid in trans.
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At what speeds should you shift gears in a 1999 Mazda B2500?

Shifting is determined more accurately by rpm's not speed. If you have a tach in the car, run the motor up to where you feel performance "flatten out" Regard that as your max rpm (for all gears) shift as needed about 500-700 below that number and all will be fine. (example: if motor flattens out at 3500 rpm, you should be shifting at 3,000 rpm or if not accelerating hard, at 2,800.) Going above the limit (shifting later) puts you outside the useful torque range and is not helpful.

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My gear shift is so stiff have checked fluids they are fine, yet I am finding it really difficult to shift gears can you help

If the gear shift is still hard to shift with the motor off, you need to look at the linkage, or internal shift forks. If it is only hard with the vehicle running, I would suspect the clutch or pressure plate not disengaging properly. You may be able to try a fluid change if it hasn't been serviced for a while.

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