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I have a 99 mercury cougar 2.5 automatic, there is a hesitation when shifting from first to second, but shifts fine any other time. thanks for your time

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I have the same problem with mine. Shifts OK if you don't push it hard, right? I think this is normal for this car. Any other issues with this car? I've been fixing mine up for a while now.

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