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The transmission has been shifting erratically sometimes it shifts hard then it will go back to shifting normally.

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First, make sure you have the right amount of tranny fluid in there. Not too much or too little.
Second, the gears are switched by solenoids found under the tranny pan. When some of them don't work right, you will get intermittent hard shifting, sometimes in one or two gears, or all of them.
A dealer scan tool may be able to figure out which ones are bad. You can do the job if you can get under the car and remove the fluid/pan with gasket, and replace the correct solenoid and seal.
Always check fuses. Some circuts share the same current, and one failed part can cause other problems.
Good Luck!

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Might need to replace your transmission fluid, depending on how many miles are on the car, if over 80,000 i suggest a change

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