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My 2003 ford windstar has bad hesitation during exceleration, feels like transmission not shifting properly . once up to speed its ok

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Drain your transmission,and while you have the pan off,replace the transmission filter. refill to level specs. also replace the air filter and pcv valve.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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