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I have a 2005 ford F150. Recently had the transmission fluid drained, flushed, and replace by a garage. Shortly after I noticed that between 45-55 miles an hour when cruising in overdrive that if I press the gas a little more without making it shift out of overdrive that I feel jolts from the tranny. It feels like its trying to decide whether to downshift and the shifting mechism binds or something. I fear that if this continues that I will see increased jolts from the transmission that will ultimately lead to me losing overdrive completely. Any ideas? Could it be that the shift points might be thrown off if the garage that replaced the fluid didn't use fords recommended fluid? Give it to me straight!

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If the wrong fluids were use it could do this and get it replace asap
some ford transmission run on dextron sp
sp= special product exlusif to ford and nothing else will work right
look in your owners manual to verify or ask your dealer
hope no damaged was done

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