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Shifting problem i have a 1988 mercury cougar and it don't shift out of 1st until 32 mph 2nd at 48 mph and i have yet to see overdrive at all no slipping at all what can i do

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Check the vac lines to the trans, inspect for loose or damaged hoses. also for leaks at the manifold where lines start.

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