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!997 Ford Contour not shifting properly. It is taking too long to shift out of first but if you take your foot off the gas it will shift when you want. Fluid level is ok

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  • dakotas7 May 12, 2010

    I had the car checked out by a mechanic and he said there is nothing external on the transmission as far as any valves to check they must be all internal. I was told that most likely need a new transmission!! Should I take car to someone who specializes in transmissions to have them check it out or just make arrangements to get new tranny

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Not positive. But i think it is modulation valve. Or transaxle valve or selenoid? Maybee a vacuum leak comming from transmission to intake? Check em all out. Will it shift manually ok?

Posted on May 06, 2010

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    Biggdex35 May 26, 2010

    Sorry I just got a chance to read your reply, No I wouldnt say you would need a new transmission. Try changing the fluid and filter in it first. And if that dont work then go to a transmission expert. Im pretty sure that it is the selinoind tho. Drive at 50 mph on a flat road and let off of the gas. Does it feel like it is jumping. A small vibration. Kind of like it is kicking in and out.

  • zero240sx Jan 13, 2011

    i had the same problem it is the transmission range sensor 80 bucks from dealer advanced cant get it it is a sure and easy fix... i promice

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