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Trans slips between 2nd and 3rd shift

Have an old (1995) 4WD Explorer that has started to slip between the 2-3 shift. Once the shift is complete, no more slipping. Just started doing this. Trans fluid full but needs to be changed. Perhaps a valve is hanging up sopmeplace during the shift? Seems like 2nd gear clutch releases and 3rd gear is not engaging at the same time. Before this started, 3rd gear shifted pretty hard like it engaged too quickly. THought about a can of magic stuff to perhaps clean up the possible varnish and a fluid change before going any further. Modulator valve have any influence here?

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MV could be the problem. Always work thru issue before buying ANY can of additive. Generally those things just mask the issue..not fix it. Change your fluid,and if that doesnt correct it,then take it in and have the tranny bands tightened. most shops do this relatively in expensively.

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