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My Kia sephia is having a lot of trouble accelerating and shifting up. My belts broke two weeks ago and I had a leak in my power steering hose. I got all of that replaced and the air filter changed. Now whenever I try to accelerate it doesn't have anywhere near the power it should and it feels like it takes way too long to shift up, you can hear the rpm's roaring. I got my transmission fluid flushed, but that didn't work. Any ideas what it could be?

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I think the transmission went they are notorious for going out

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