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1997 Ford Ranger 4.0L 4x4 with an AOD transmission. It has a hard shift from a dead stop, 1st to 2nd, fine from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th. Occaisionally another hard shift into overdrive. Also seems to have a hard shift a couple of seconds after I come to a dead stop.

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Honestly, while there is a chance that there is a bigger problem, it sounds more like its time for a transmission service. Hard thunking shifts when starting or stopping with no other apparent symptoms on older vehicles can usually be corrected by a transmission flush. if you pull out your tranny dipstick and the fluid is any darker than bright red and/or smells burnt (smell should make you cringe a bit) then take it to a shop and get it flushed out. I recommend a service center that uses a BG power flush unit. These services seem expensive on the surface but only have to be done about once every 3 years and can prevent more costly and involved repairs down the road.

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