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97 aerostar transmisson problem

The tranny kicks out of gear after driving for about 30 minutes at highway speeds. Shifts great otherwise. When the problem occurs I can shift down to 2nd gear and its ok. When I turn off the o/d button I can feel it disengage but unless I shift down to 2nd it still seems to be in neutral. When I come to a stop and take off it seems to shift fine and then starts flaring into neutral after 3rd. It doesn't normally happen until its been driven for a little while.

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I had trouble with what seemed like a transmission on my ford van. Was told by a master mechanic to disconnect the NEGATIVE battery cable for 5 minutes to reset computer. I did this, it worked & never had another problem with it. Maybe it will work in your situation. Doesn't cost anything to try!:)

Posted on Jul 21, 2013

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    I'll give it a shot, who knows..As you said, doesnt cost anything

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SOURCE: transmission shifts hard down from highway gear only (D>3rd)

I had the same thing! It was a computer issue. It only cost me about $35.00.

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SOURCE: shifts hard from 1st to second gear and second to third.

it could be your fuel regulator located on the top of the right side of the engine a c clip holds it on and it has an 1/8 line runing to the top it tends to set off alot of sensors its about 68 dollars

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You rear planetary set is worn from a restricted cooler.

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SOURCE: transmisson problems

it can be the shift solenoid in the trans there is one for 1st and 2nd then there is one for 3rd and fourth easy to change drop pan they are right there.about 40 to 60 at dealer for solenoid and of course fluid and filter about 60.00

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SOURCE: transmission problems

This is what my 04 Kia Rio is doing exactly. I was told that the TCM and Shift Solenoid "C" is faulty. Am trying to figure out how to go about fixing that without paying more than the car is worth. My tech checked with the local Kia dealership and the TCM new is I think around $700. You also have to buy the program to tell this high dollar part what to do and that is right at $100. I have found that sometimes if I let the car warm up and then keep hitting the overdrive button, eventually it starts shifting correctly.

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