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When i shift into second and third gear, the car hesitates. could this be the fuel filter?

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  • spkurmnd Nov 18, 2009

    yes it does shutter AND the rpm goes up and down.

  • mtatnall May 11, 2010

    RPM GOES UP AND SPEED GOES DOWN AND MAY BE IT SHUTTERS?

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It certainly could be, and most people don't think of that. Check the fluid levels in the transmission, and change the fuel filter, if that isn't the problem. If it persists, try changing the oil and filter in the transmission.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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CLUTCH IS STARTING TO SLIP.

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