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03 ford focus jerking tranny

So I have a 2003 Ford Focus, automatic. 4 cylinder. And for 2 years my transmission acts like it is in neutral when i shift from 1 to 2 gear. then it will **** into gear hard. I noticed about 6 months ago that i was always in overdrive, and that if I shut it off as soon as I start my car, that it wont do it. Any ideas what that could be, or if I need to make any repairs, also recently when I go up steep hills after i have been driving for long distances, it acts like it isnt getting fuel, and starts puttering like it is going to die on the freeway, and my engine light starts flashing, and then it finally goes to normal, ANY IDEAS? thanks!!!

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Possibl eclogged cat converter,will cause miss and sluggish trans responce.

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